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QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)  
User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4416 times:

BEWARE DIAL UP USERS, IT MAY BE SLOW

I'm going to post this one first because this has the most pics and has less detail than the other one. So when I get time ill finish the other 5 flights Big grin

Airline: Qantas
Flight: 1084
Date: 08/09/05
Gate: 3
Seat: 20A
A/c Rego: VH-VXI
A/c Type: Boeing 737-800

Due to taking a free bus in Perth which we thought would take 20 minutes, in the end it took almost 2 hours. We got to the airport about an hour before our 1430 departure, In Perth they don’t have dedicated check in lines like other airports its just que up and go to the next available counter and they set you right. We received our boarding passes, we arrived in Perth with 4 suitcases filled to the max and left Perth with 4 suitcases and 3 bags filled up!!!! We then headed up stairs after clearing security and hen went and got something to eat from the café I wandered around the upstairs and looked at some flight mags for the trip. We then got called for boarding and I was third to board, whent hey were announcing the boarding call they stated “That because your aircraft is fitted with entertainment devices headphones are available as you enter the gate” we went down and were greeted by the normal QF smile and friendliness and they pointed us in the right direction. Walked down to my seat 20A and began taking pics. In which the older f/a said that “we have a plane photographer onboard today do we?” I replied more like an “enthusiast” she laughed and then continued.
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We then sat at the gate for 10 or so minutes, then we pushed back behind the 767 and followed it down the taxiway, a note of interest the 767 used less runway 2 entry points less than us. I thought it was bit odd considering we were a smaller a/c and had a lesser flight time.
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All Above pics are just of Perth Terminal and of the crappy weather 
As you can see it started absolutely pissing down I mean pissing down it was so heavy we sat there and waited for another 5 minutes then managed to take off into the extremely bumpy Perth sky.
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The service on this flight was absolutely wonderful as usual, no sooner had we reached 41,000FT and we were being served our Ham, Swiss Cheese and Salad Paninis, which were very nice, with that I had a coke.
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Above: Clouds
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Above: Clouds
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Above: Nice Wing Shot
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Above: Just out of perth
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Above: Now we are talking Outback
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MY FAV PIC!!!!(above)

The entertainment was the usual radio stations and also they had a couple of comedy shows going, But then something caught my eye so I changed to channel 1 and it was an aviation enthusiast documentary about “Sydney Spotters” It was a bloody interesting doco as well, there are a few REAL nuts out there one guy has collected EVERY SINGLE a/c rego that has flown in and out of SYD since he began spotting in the 70’s AMAZING!!! I also looked up on the internet and he has a great site, cant recall his name now though. This was a great way to top off a holiday and a great flight, as this show ended we began our decent, which I must add was quite rapid and steep: heres a few shots,
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Above: The Harsh Aussie Outback :P
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Above: Salt ponds, where they grow salt
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Same as below
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Above: Looking out to the 7 Mile Train yard and the Dampier Causeway
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Above: Looking out to the Woodside LNG plant on the north west shelf
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Above: Western end of town newer area
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Above: Half of Karratha
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Above: Your looking at the biggest shopping complex out of Perth lol, our shopping centre and town centre
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Above: My Plane!!!

I will eventually post other flights as i have some great shots!!
I Hope You Enjoyed The Report
Cheers
PD


Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
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User currently offlineGte439u From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

A lovely report! I am going to Western Australia in January, so this makes me want to go even sooner.

Will


User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4040 times:

What parts are you going to? just down south or up our way?

cheers



Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
User currently offlineGte439u From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 2):
What parts are you going to? just down south or up our way?

I've only got time to go to Perth and its environs for a week as a side trip from Singapore. I'm saving a month sometime for Australia's top end.


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

Nice pictures there and a good report. Thanks  Smile

User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

Wow, that brought back some memories. I used to fly KTA-PER-KTA about once a week, either on the 737 or BAe146 - occasionally an F-28. The approach over the salt flats is amazing, isn't it. Nice pics - could even see my old house in Nickol! I agree - the QF service on the Karratha run is very good. Its always nice to get back to the warmth, although in summer, when they open the door, a blast of 45C air is the first thing that hits you!
Cheers
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

I have flown a few 172's over KTA it is great, but is as rough as guts till your at a reasonable temp up there. The salt flats are just a good site as is the ships and burrup.

Quoting TNboy (Reply 5):
when they open the door, a blast of 45C air is the first thing that hits you!

Have to agree with you there, just came back from 7 degrees in NZ and 12 in Perth so was a bit of a shock, but you get use to it again after a week!!

Cheers



Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1558 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3550 times:

Great report and good pictures.
Reminds me of my trip over to perth in June this year weatherwise. It rained quite a bit while I was there.



South Australian Spotter
User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5861 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3419 times:

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 7):
Great report and good pictures.
Reminds me of my trip over to perth in June this year weatherwise. It rained quite a bit while I was there.

thats what usually happens here in winter time, Ryan.  Wink nice report...



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User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Thanks Guys,

Does any one know how to fix the "bandwith exceeded" on photobucket?
Cheers



Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
User currently offlineGte439u From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 9):

Does any one know how to fix the "bandwith exceeded" on photobucket?

You have to become a paying member of Photobucket. It costs around US$ 3.


User currently offlineF27XXX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3227 times:

Any suggestions on how to view the pix? I'm getting the Photobucket Bandwidth Exceeded Msg

User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Sorry all, i may post again or of you want to see themn i will arrange another method just let me know cheers.


Qantas, Still calling Australia Home.........
User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Great report!!!
Very interesting the Qantas domestic service.
But I would really, really, really LOVE to see the pics!!!! Can you do that??
Regards,
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

i will try to join photobucket after the weekend
Cheers



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