pilotdude09
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QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:48 am

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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
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gte439u
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:01 am

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

Will
 
pilotdude09
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:33 pm

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

cheers
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gte439u
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:24 am

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.
 
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:37 am

Nice pictures there and a good report. Thanks  Smile
 
TNboy
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:48 am

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
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pilotdude09
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:53 pm

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
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Ryan h
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:28 pm

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.
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:39 am

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...
 
pilotdude09
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:41 am

Thanks Guys,

Does any one know how to fix the "bandwith exceeded" on photobucket?
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gte439u
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:20 am

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.
 
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:49 am

Any suggestions on how to view the pix? I'm getting the Photobucket Bandwidth Exceeded Msg
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pilotdude09
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:50 pm

Sorry all, i may post again or of you want to see themn i will arrange another method just let me know cheers.
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Checo77
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RE: QF PER-KTA 737w/winglets (lots Of Pics)

Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:22 am

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
 
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Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:26 am

i will try to join photobucket after the weekend
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