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by TN486
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 493
Views: 39562

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

^^QF always err on the conservative side when it comes to ops. Be great for the pax. 737 HBA - MEL, then 747 HBA - HBA. They are going to have a wow of a time. I suspect any SYD/BNE originating pax will be flying on that 747 from HBA to SYD.

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by TN486
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 493
Views: 39562

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

^^Is there a date to all this happening. I would love to be in HBA to see the arrival of the 747. And yes, tasflyer, I agree with the sentiments expressed.

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by TN486
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 79
Views: 3532

Re: Mariner has passed away

Cheers mate, RIP.

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by TN486
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55604

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

To change the flavour from the future to the past for a fleeting moment I was browsing through some of my TN (TAA) timetables over coffee today and noticed they utilised the A300 on a pure freight flight MEL - PER - SYD as follows: TN 2240 MEL - PER 2245 - 0030 (Wed) TN 2245 PER - SYD 0115 - 0710 (...

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by TN486
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55604

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

To change the flavour from the future to the past for a fleeting moment I was browsing through some of my TN (TAA) timetables over coffee today and noticed they utilised the A300 on a pure freight flight MEL - PER - SYD as follows: TN 2240 MEL - PER 2245 - 0030 (Wed) TN 2245 PER - SYD 0115 - 0710 (T...

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by TN486
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55604

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

^^ Re post 329. Would you throw in possibly some A321LR's"

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by TN486
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 38
Views: 12405

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

^^ Oh, and Vapour Trails is up high on the list also.

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by TN486
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 21 years ago - Ansett A320 Sydney to Brisbane
Replies: 13
Views: 3950

Re: 21 years ago - Ansett A320 Sydney to Brisbane

^^Thank you for the memories. Although I was a TAA man myself, it reminded me of my first AN flight, MEL - BNE - HMI. A superb flight, spent some time on the flight deck, and abruptly at one stage the mood changed, pilots became very task conscious. Made me wonder. After leaving the aircraft at HMI,...

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by TN486
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 38
Views: 12405

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

^^ Thank you sir, you have done well. I love the text/photo trip report, I learn a lot about airlines I would not normally fly, airports, and countries. Allrite rates highly on my list when it comes to this forum.

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by TN486
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 55604

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

My pick for QF training school is Tamworth

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by TN486
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38395

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

A "statement of fact" if I may. From Jun 1967 to Jun 1968 I lived and worked in a wooden shelter no more than 3 km from a major USAF airbase that operated 24 hrs a day. One of the landing paths came right across the top of my location. Ac movements included most of the ac in the USAF inven...

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by TN486
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38395

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

A question without notice. Do you see JQ proposed ops in WA being A320? Maybe something smaller - rebadged F100,s perhaps!

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by TN486
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38395

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

QF has chosen Airbus to do cabin upgrades on A388 fleet http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/09/qantas-chooses-airbus-to-upgrade-the-cabins-of-its-a380-fleet.html Speculation. Maybe some of the deposit money for the 6 A380's not yet taken up is being used to pay for this upgrade hm...

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by TN486
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38395

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

Qantas to commence discounted airfares from Regional WA towns to Perth somewhere between 10-30% https://thewest.com.au/travel/air-aviation/qantas-to-give-cheap-perth-flights-to-broome-kalgoorlie-karratha-paraburdoo-port-hedland-and-newman-residents-ng-b88586128z Well done QF, although I can see a g...

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by TN486
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54888

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Congrats all, record number of posts in any one month on the Aussie monthly thread, and a bit of useless info, yesterday Aug 25 I celebrated turning 70 years of age (and even more importantly, have now qualified for a DVA Gold Card). The only downer was the Bulldogs (AFL) not making the finals serie...

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by TN486
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54888

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Well done Bunumuring. You treated that man with respect. I hope you both enjoy the day. I took my teenage grandchildren to MEL recently, spotting as I do, and spent most of the morning explaining airline and aircraft types, as the first comment I received from each of them was, "WOW grandpa, ar...

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by TN486
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54888

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

While they are seeking traffic rights only its an interesting development. SYD-EZE is just under 6400nm. I have thought that if they started service to Australia it would be done from Asia or even a nonstop from Europe. I believe JQ has no plans to fly to Europe and their focus is Asia. I can't ima...

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by TN486
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 5989

Re: Airliners That Didn't Work In Australia

When did QF fly the A300 to Singapore ? I can't recall them ever operating any international flight, as they were predominantly used on the East Coast triangle and maybe PER/MEL, they didn't have the legs for SYD/PER.[/quote] TN (TAA) timetable eff 25 Oct 1981 shows the following A300 services easte...

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by TN486
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 40320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

[quote="redroo"]The rumour going around PER and DRW is that Virgin are getting the Mint product for the 737s (aka the Thomson Vantage non XL product). Initially it will only be for a number of 737s for the east/west flights. It wouldn't surprise me that Virgin roll this out to the rest of ...

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by TN486
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 40320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

I noticed on another site comments like "JetBlu are wanting to get rid of the E190". Anyone know anything of this?? The E190 is a dispatch nightmare for B6. While their reliability with the type has steadily improved over the past decade, the E190 still requires about 1:20 operation spare...

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by TN486
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 40320

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

I noticed on another site comments like "JetBlu are wanting to get rid of the E190". Anyone know anything of this??

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by TN486
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
Replies: 71
Views: 12330

Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

In the current Aussie thread I listed my choices as follows: Boomerang. Dreamtime, Skippy (this was a must), Waltzing Matilda, Uluru, Great Barrier Reef, Kookaburra and Great Ocean Road. So I am very very happy to get six out of eight. I sure hope Kookaburra and GOR get chosen at a later time. Great...

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by TN486
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 39306

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

I am fully expecting to see the JQ group order more A321's, sooner rather than later. (albeit I don't have any inside info). It's just a hunch!!

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by TN486
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 39306

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

Must be a slow news day in the west!!!!!

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by TN486
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 39306

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

Congrats AJ. I have been on the record as a supporter of you from the Get Go, and I am so thrilled for you. Well done

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by TN486
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Virgin Australia safety video
Replies: 25
Views: 3934

Re: New Virgin Australia safety video

in 3 words "absolutely bleeding terrible"

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by TN486
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 39306

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTiKPginIlo

Just saw this on youtube. well done QF (read....bloody brilliant)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTiKPginIlo

Just saw this on youtube. well done QF (read....bloody brilliant)

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by TN486
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 39306

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

How adventurous are you all?? My tip of namings for the first 8 789's are as follows:
Boomerang, Dreamtime, Kookaburra, Skippy (that is a must), Waltzing Matilda, Uluru, Great Barrier Reef and Great Ocean Road with Cooee being a dark horse.

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by TN486
Mon May 29, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 3972

Re: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 2

Thanks VT, I have been waiting with baited breath for Part 2 (and yes, I kept checking). You have not disappointed. well written, and a great style. Thank you so much, I also loved the photo's. Cheers mate

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by TN486
Fri May 26, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 42862

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

Fantastic news! Slowly building and being well supported by Canberrans. ADL would be a good next step especially on a saturday as there are currently no direct flights. Probably OOL to be replaced by TR when VAs e190s are gone too. Will JQ look at entering this market now? Interesting that VA are e...

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by TN486
Wed May 24, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 42862

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

Hi Vapour Trails, thank you for quoting from a quoted source that some of us can't access, appreciate it mate.

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by TN486
Sun May 07, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 42862

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

With the majority of the A330’s upgraded last year and no new aircraft coming into the fleet this financial year, I expect QANTAS to have free cash flows just above $2 billion. A quick check of QANTAS’s aircraft register shows QANTAS has increased its share of owned aircraft. For instance Qantas ha...

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by TN486
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 29917

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

I have flown JQ a number of times and have found them entirely acceptable. Whoever did this so called "survey" has a lot to answer for. Typical Aussie media, jump on anything that smells of a headline.

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by TN486
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 25830

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

Thanks to all who replied to my query re QF9. My commitments at the moment are such that my "nutter" research time has been quite limited of late.
cheers

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by TN486
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 25830

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

Is there no QF10 arrival into MEL tonight? (22 Mar 17) Why?

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by TN486
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IF QF ordered the 748...
Replies: 38
Views: 9286

Re: IF QF ordered the 748...

I suggest, for some entertainment, you click on the above referenced link in #3 above then peruse the readers comments at the bottom of the article. Some great armchair CEO's (not!!).

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by TN486
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Of storms and snow part 2: Jetstar SIN-TPE-KIX, NRT-CNS-SYD
Replies: 23
Views: 6090

Re: Of storms and snow part 2: Jetstar SIN-TPE-KIX, NRT-CNS-SYD

Fantastic as all ways mate. Good luck with your return trip, it will be a great thrill to travel those trains before they are pulled. What a shame they are going to be lost. Progress?? Anxiety of flying. You do heaps of it (flying that is) I admire your persistence. Love the family snaps. That young...

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by TN486
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149
Replies: 229
Views: 20658

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149

Cunderdin. Seems to be a kite flying exercise in my book, Wellcamp shows the way, let's see what happens with this WA "proposal". If it is "ridgy didge" then there is a long way to go. You wouldn't spend $40M just to provide a diversionary option, would you? On another subject, V...

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by TN486
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was/is considered the best of the British Airways "World Tails"?
Replies: 18
Views: 3036

Re: What was/is considered the best of the British Airways "World Tails"?

Something from left field. I loved all of those tails. I believe they disappeared due to the not so subtle comments and actions by the then PM Thatcher. However, I feel it would have been much more acceptable if part of the fuselage of each ac had carried these designs as opposed to the tail. e.g QF...

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by TN486
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149
Replies: 229
Views: 20658

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAE2665/c3a9b08



Looks like EK405 MEL-SIN was cancelled a few days ago, this is the ferry flight back to DXB...


Thank you so much for the info, cheers
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Qantas16 wrote:
TN486 wrote:
Anybody know anything about this flight (note the flight number) UAE2665
https://www.flightradar24.com/UAE2665/c3a9b08



Looks like EK405 MEL-SIN was cancelled a few days ago, this is the ferry flight back to DXB...


Thank you so much for the info, cheers

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by TN486
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149
Replies: 229
Views: 20658

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAE2665/c3a9b08
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Anybody know anything about this flight (note the flight number) UAE2665
https://www.flightradar24.com/UAE2665/c3a9b08

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by TN486
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149
Replies: 229
Views: 20658

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149

Sometime ago I flew on an A321 out of Avalon for SYD. Great aeroplane, and might be nice if QF (with their 90 0rders or so for A320) may consider up gauging those orders for some of the new A321LR or whatever this long range version is called. I also support Aerokiwi and qf789 on the length of our ...

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by TN486
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149
Replies: 229
Views: 20658

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 149

Sometime ago I flew on an A321 out of Avalon for SYD. Great aeroplane, and might be nice if QF (with their 90 0rders or so for A320) may consider up gauging those orders for some of the new A321LR or whatever this long range version is called. I also support Aerokiwi and qf789 on the length of our A...

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by TN486
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Comfort New Snack Basket
Replies: 12
Views: 4144

Re: DL Comfort New Snack Basket

I prefer BYO, i.e Ham, Tomato, and cheese on wholemeal toast sliced, much more nutricious (sorry, couldn't resist!!

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by TN486
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 1
Replies: 27
Views: 7936

Re: Remote Island Paradise - Lord Howe Island, Australia - Tasman Sea South Pacific | QF QantasLink Dash 8 -200 - Part 1

Well done VT, some beautiful photos, especially those of the Catalina, just being there and looking at them would make one feel somber and reflective. I am looking forward to Part 2. Thank you again, cheers

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by TN486
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Safest Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 4237

Worlds Safest Airlines

http://www.9news.com.au/National/2017/0 ... ar-running
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An interesting article. Note QANTAS tops the list, and also the opinion that QANTAS is the worlds most experienced airline (please don't shoot the messenger).
http://www.9news.com.au/National/2017/0 ... ar-running

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by TN486
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Surprise Dash: Skippers Aviation to Ravensthorpe
Replies: 12
Views: 2563

Re: A Surprise Dash: Skippers Aviation to Ravensthorpe

Thanks KF, I have enjoyed all of your recent reports, but this one especially as there are photos of an area of Australia that I have not yet been too. Although I can't top your 3 pax on an ac event, I can understand the emptiness as I once travelled in a TAA 727 from CBR to MEL with 6 pax, and 4 ca...

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by TN486
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 36859

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

Does anybody happen to know much about QF's services to HRE in the 1980's? I was digging around at home and found a old QF route map which shows the only route they had out of ADL was to HRE. I know QF used to operate PER-HRE and eventually PER-JNB-HRE-PER in late 1990's/early 2000's but never hear...

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