Sparky747
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QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:40 pm

QF 005 just departed Dubai west bound. Anyone have any info as to why?
 
QF175
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RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:46 pm

It was a planned flight.. SYD-SIN-DXB-FRA (delayed departure ex-SYD last night).

VH-OJC is carrying a 5th pod (an extra engine) for VH-OJB, which I believe may still be stranded at FRA. I am only guessing here, but I believe with all the weight it could not make SIN-FRA nonstop, hence the need to stop at Dubai.

Hope that helps  Smile

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Sparky747
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RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:50 pm

Good info, thanks for that. Thought they may have added a Middle East destination at last.

Have a good day!
 
flyboysp
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RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:50 pm

I believe it had to make a stop because it was weight restricted, due to the fact that it was carrying a fifth engine pod and had to make a fuel stop.
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hman
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RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:09 pm

How does it carry the fifth engine? Is it attached to the wing somehow as I assume it woudn't fit into the cargo space.
 
andrewtang
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RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:18 pm


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Qantas is easily one of the airlines that is most frequently seen doing 5th Pod flights.

Interesting enough. this photo also show VH-OJC  Smile
 
hman
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RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:36 pm

Thanks for the picture. It seems, the fifth engine's fan is turning (probably driven by the air flow). Is there an oil pressure system running somehow to prevent damage/wear?
 
teamspeedy
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RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:53 pm

there is a good discussion on this link here especially the post from the pilot who files 5th pod ops
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UAEflyer
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RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:15 pm

and why they are carrying the 5th engine?
 
kiwiandrew

RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:22 pm

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 8):
and why they are carrying the 5th engine?

your question seems to have been answered in the very first reply

Quoting QF175 (Reply 1):
VH-OJC is carrying a 5th pod (an extra engine) for VH-OJB, which I believe may still be stranded at FRA
 
B747forever
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RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:26 pm

Quoting Andrewtang (Reply 5):

Really cool pic. Would love to fly with a 5th engine.
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LordHowe
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RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:28 pm

Quoting QF175 (Reply 1):

VH-OJC is carrying a 5th pod (an extra engine)

Doesn't this affect to the aricraft's ballance?

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kiwiandrew

RE: QF 005 In Dubai Friday Morning

Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:31 pm

Quoting LordHowe (Reply 11):
Doesn't this affect to the aricraft's ballance?

I recommend you follow the link in reply 7 - it is very interesting

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