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Kukkudrill
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Spotting At SYD

Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:55 am

I'm going to be in Sydney next week, mostly work but I expect to have the weekend of 21-22 Oct free. What sort of weather can I expect at this time of year? (If that sounds like a daft question, I've never set foot in Australia before except in transit.) Any local SYD photographers planning a visit to the airport that weekend?

Charles
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:42 am

Next weekend their is quite a big Airshow on in Sydney(Richmond Air Show) so should be plenty of spotters from interstate down for that so quite a few will be probably doing some shooting at Sydney airport as well,Airshow is about 45minutes from Sydney.

Just bring shorts and T shirts as its bloody Hot!
 
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:09 am

Have a look at the YSSY Spotters Wiki page for info.

Also, as Mark said, the Richmond Airshow is taking place on the 21/22. Official website here, and public transport info here.

Cheers,
Gabriel
 
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:57 am

Thanks for the replies guys. How nice of the RAAF to organise an airshow for me -- and at such short notice too! Big grin

Regarding the spotterswiki info on SYD, am I correct in assuming that it is not possible to get to Qantas Drive and Shep's Hill via public transport? What about the Beach?

Thanks,
Charles
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:07 am

you must be very lucky to go to the airshow there Charles!!They still have the Qantas Connie there I guess they will fly it for sure for the airshow wish you good luck buddie
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:28 am

Im smelling those F111 Charles!!
Malcolm Wink
 
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:47 am

Ta mate! Perhaps a dump and burn too ...
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:59 am

Quoting Kukkudrill (Reply 3):
Regarding the spotterswiki info on SYD, am I correct in assuming that it is not possible to get to Qantas Drive and Shep's Hill via public transport? What about the Beach?

you need your vehicle to get around SYD.
Richmond Airshow thread RAAF Richmond Air Show(SYD) - Who's Going? (by HKGKaiTak Oct 12 2006 in Non Aviation)
 
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:42 am

If your Staying at Hotel/motels near the airport than Qantas Drive 16R/L approaches and Tower Mound can be accessed if your up for abit of walking....Wouldnt recommend the walk if its real HOT!

Beach is a decent hike to walk unless your staying at Novetel.

I probably wont be out there next w/e but sure if you post on the Sydney Message Board that your planning a visit sure someone can give you a lift to a few of the locations...
http://www.vpmag.com/yssy/
 
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:25 pm

Thanks again Aussie18.

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RE: Spotting At SYD

Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:14 am

Where abouts in Sydney are you staying Charles?
 
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:01 pm

Quoting Brett (Reply 10):
Where abouts in Sydney are you staying Charles?

Hi Brett,
Nice to meet you on Saturday,saw your 2 pics in your profile and appreciate your kind words.
Feel free to drop me a email anytime.

Cheers Mark.
 
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:23 pm

Hello Brett,

I've sent you an instant message. Will be travelling this pm and incomunicado till Wednesday.

Charles
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:16 pm

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 11):
Hi Brett,
Nice to meet you on Saturday,saw your 2 pics in your profile and appreciate your kind words.
Feel free to drop me a email anytime.

Cheers Mark.

It was great meeting you too Mark. Thanks for the offer, it's very much appreciatted by a novice like myself. I might add a couple of my rejected pics to my profile so you can see if I'm actually moving forward or if I'm beyond help lol. Unfortunately I don't yet have a pic in the db for comparison. Sad

Quoting Kukkudrill (Reply 12):
I've sent you an instant message. Will be travelling this pm and incomunicado till Wednesday

Charles, you have an IM.
 
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RE: Spotting At SYD

Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:16 pm

Hi,

I hope it's alright that I ask in this topic and don't open a new one...
Is anybody of the locals in SYD at the airport on the 11th and 12th of November?
That's the weekend I like to do some spotting...

Best regards
Christoph

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