mirrodie
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Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Tue May 15, 2001 8:15 am

I'll be going there soon and I was wondering what approach they use. Do they do any flying near the harbour proir to landing?

Is the same true of Ayers Rock?
Thanks in advance, Mario

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EGGD
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RE: Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Tue May 15, 2001 8:22 am

Hey mirrodie  Big grin

I suppose it depends, how busy the airport is but from my experience We flew To the south of Sydney before Turning 180degrees over the harbour and got great views of Sydney (that was from Ayers Rock)

Coming from Cairns we approached from the Sydney side of the airport and came down low of Sydney harbour bridge, the opera house and AMP Tower.

Sorry i don't have any information on Ayers Rock as we got a bus there and departed from AYR.

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RE: Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Tue May 15, 2001 9:30 am

It will really depend on what corridor they're using on the day, Sydney has some wicked noise restrictions. I fly into Sydney generally weekly and am often surprised at the path to land. If you approach from the north then you'll pass just west of the Harbour Bridge with the city and Opera House etc on you left, to the right will be the Olympic Stadium and all things associated. If its from the south then you'll come in over the ocean for most with the National park to the left and in over the oil refineries. South is definetly not the best viewing! Can't comment on Ayers Rock as I've never been.
 
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RE: Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Tue May 15, 2001 10:22 am

Ayers Rock Airport is in the middle of a very large desert in the middle of Australia, and totally land locked. A 3 hour deviation would have to be taken to commence desent anywhere near a harbour.

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Ayers Rock

Tue May 15, 2001 10:31 am

Uhhh... is that near Uluru?

Nyuk.
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RE: Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Tue May 15, 2001 10:36 am

Uluru IS Ayers Rock

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RE: Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Tue May 15, 2001 2:18 pm

Where are you graduating from?
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RE: Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Tue May 15, 2001 3:19 pm

I don;t know about Ayers ROck, but the SYD approach depends on the wind direction.. but if your coming from the US, you'll be flying in form the pacific. As i recall, both times i did this we landed in SYD from the south. I remember being able to see downtown Sydney and the harbor sights and all in the distance. I dont; really recall what it wa slike flying in from Cairns and Melbourne. Of course, i had a much better view flying into SYD from the US... love the jumpseat.

ENjoy your time in Oz... its a great place...
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RE: Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Tue May 15, 2001 8:22 pm

Uluru is the heart of our nation and is heart shaped when viewed from above. I assume you are going there. Most people would travel to Alice Springs about 300 miles north east of Uluru and take a coach tour to "The Rock". However if you are indeed flying to Yulara from Sydney you will probably do a 180 degree or so turn left and have a great view of Uluru.
In Sydney it will depend on the corridors in use and also wind direction on the day, but generally a northern approach will give the best view of the buildings and harbour.
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RE: Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Tue May 15, 2001 10:43 pm

I have come from the North before, and flown out over the water making the final turn, over the ocean off Cronulla Beach. Then flying over Kurnell, and Botany Bay, landing towards the north. Not the most interesting approach, although the water was really rough, so it looked kind of interesting seeing it that way, below us.
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RE: Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Wed May 16, 2001 12:00 am

On a QF flight from BKK to SYD in 1993 we did a 360 around the rock.. it was right at dusk and was a spectacular experience. Is this common practice at QF?
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RE: Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Wed May 16, 2001 12:45 am

How'd you do that? you must still have been at 33'000ft or whatever FL you were.

Ayers Rock airport is quite a way from Ayers Rock itself but the Rock is visible on T/o and approach. But aussies call it Uluru and it is located in the Kata Tjuta(sp?) national park along with the Olgas (named Kata Tjuta).

JaseWGTN - I think he meant what is the approach to Ayers Rock airport like.

Mirrodie, one more thing. While you are at Ayers Rock where are you staying, i stayed at the Ayers Rock Resort hotel and i'd highly recommend it!

Also if you take the morning tour of the rock make sure you climb it, its a fantastic experience! (unless you are afraid of heights)

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RE: Sydney Approach/Ayers Rock

Wed May 16, 2001 11:01 pm

I heard many good things about the resort, thanks!

Sdate747, I'm graduating from Optometry school here in New York City! I guess I should change my handle from mirrodie to flyin_eye_doc, but I'll think about it.

Any one else graduating this year?

As to Sydney and Ayers, maybe I'll be lucky!

Thanks for the info everyone.

Mario
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