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by TN486
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Erickson Skycrane Crashes in Victoria (Australia)
Replies: 29
Views: 6052

Re: Erickson Skycrane Crashes in Victoria (Australia)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-29/ ... m/10757292

I would suggest Waterbomber could be on to something here. Glad those professionals made it one piece.
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-29/ ... m/10757292

I would suggest Waterbomber could be on to something here. Glad those professionals made it one piece.

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by TN486
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

^^Hmmmm....we'll let that one go thru to the keeper" so he says with a smile on his face.

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by TN486
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Australia | A330-200 Business Class | Sydney to Hong Kong |Trip Report and Video
Replies: 7
Views: 6912

Re: Virgin Australia | A330-200 Business Class | Sydney to Hong Kong |Trip Report and Video

I enjoyed the referenced you tube video, thank you, however I feel the "verbals" need to improved. i,e talk slower and more clearly. cheers,

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by TN486
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

http://australianaviation.com.au/2019/0 ... australia/

Just a thought. Do we now have a situation where Alliance can become an effective VirginLink (ala QantasLink). Hmmmm???
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http://australianaviation.com.au/2019/0 ... australia/

Just a thought. Do we now have a situation where Alliance can become an effective VirginLink (ala QantasLink). Hmmmm???

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by TN486
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Dare I suggest AVV is perceived as LCC territory (as it is in fact). AVV will come into its own and be a very successful destination within the next 10 years due to the developments beyond Geelong, on the Bellarine Peninsular, and most certainly the proposed Western business city and the like. The W...

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by TN486
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

qf789 wrote:
VH-EBC must be flying with an issue as its avoiding flying over the bight, taking a tour over northern SA to get to SYD/MEL from PER

currently doing QF583 SYD-PER and travelling north of ADL. Other SYD-PER flights taking a more southerly routing.

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by TN486
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

va562 touched down 2258 whew

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by TN486
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

va562 timed to eta syd 2248. should be ok.

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by TN486
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75568

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Lowlights: What appears to be a fractious relationship between airlines and airports (a general statement only). Virgin withdrew the Embraer. Highlights: QF livery on a A320 New indigenous livery on the 789 The amount/time of computer modelling that went into setting up Perth/London direct. Predicti...

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by TN486
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14038

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Why you may ask. Because it suits many airlines for many reasons and it suits many pax for many reasons. Life would be very boring if everything was the same.

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by TN486
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14038

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Why you may ask. Because it suits many airlines for many reasons and it suits many pax for many reasons. Life would be very boring if everything was the same.

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by TN486
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

To all contributors and passive readers of this thread, may I wish you all a safe and happy xmas and new year. Take care, cheers

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by TN486
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

^^well done, a perfect gift, and hats off to QF. Love those PER-SYD ground speeds.

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by TN486
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair join the retrojet club
Replies: 28
Views: 4749

Re: Tunisair join the retrojet club

Yes, it was the cheat lines that made it. Now, I think fuselages are made of "vanilla ice cream" (colour wise) YUK

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by TN486
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47710

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

A non-paywalled article about the QF volunteer program. https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahryan/qantas-has-asked-its-staff-to-volunteer-over-the-christmas?utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=bffbbuzzfeedozpol&ref=bffbbuzzfeedozpol&fbclid=IwAR3H_9Gu5074csU8h_BVRux7f2tiys-cW91KGTuvBjCGtevXOGq-fLv...

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by TN486
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47967

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Rolling of the eyes!! Nah, us Aussies can roll with the punches. I had a school principal many years ago tell me that "inquisitiveness", however strange the question may seem, should be actively encouraged to ensure the clear workings of the mind and the brain. It has worked for me (I thin...

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by TN486
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47967

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/11/embraer-40-years-in-australia/ A very interesting article relative to Embraer's history in Australia. Masling Snr and Jnr were instrumental in getting "the bandit" into this country as it was seen as a good fit. A part of Australia's aviation histor...

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by TN486
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of QF 744 Routes after 747 retirement?
Replies: 29
Views: 5350

Re: Future of QF 744 Routes after 747 retirement?

I nearly choked on my jam doughnut when I read that comment about A340-600's!!

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by TN486
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47967

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Re those PER domestic figures. Are the discounted fares QF provides on the WA regionals bearing fruit?

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by TN486
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Unexpected trip to Sydney (Part 2) - SYD-ADL on VA October 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 3628

Re: Unexpected trip to Sydney (Part 2) - SYD-ADL on VA October 2018

Congrats on your award mate. Did I travel on those wooden escalators in the late 60's?? I also remember the indicator boards with all the little red/yellow lights. Quite "high tech" in those days.

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by TN486
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 145
Views: 32246

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

If Qantas says the Perth to London route is doing well, I am far more likely to believe Qantas than someone on the internet casting shade with no evidence behind it. Joyce has a whole lot more credibility than you. Why do you say I love the 777-8? There is an information asymmetry between sharehold...

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by TN486
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there an ANZ 77W in EVA livery?
Replies: 18
Views: 7225

Re: Why is there an ANZ 77W in EVA livery?

Did those SQ 777's come out of the desert/where were they stored?

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by TN486
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47967

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

So, are we anticipating QF going airbus (or am I sticking my neck out)??

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by TN486
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories
Replies: 18
Views: 15903

Re: 1985 Pan Am LHR-LAX-SYD 747 & 747SP - a (former) kid's memories

PAA did the Forces Charter Rest & Recuperation (R&R) flights from Saigon to Sydney return during the Vietnam War on 707's. I was on one such flight just after the TET offensive in Feb 68 returning to Saigon, left around 9am and I still remember the lunch that was served on board. Steak and v...

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by TN486
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Unexpected trip to Sydney - ADL-SYD on VA October 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 4867

Re: Unexpected trip to Sydney - ADL-SYD on VA October 2018

Well! Where is part 2, or havn't I looked properly? I hope you enjoyed the accolades. I laughed at your description of the F100's (Mother Fockers), because it reminded me gleefully of our description of the food army cooks provided in my 20 years service with the Defence Force. (Mother [email protected]@##%%). che...

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by TN486
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47967

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... dit#gid=19

does this reflect any "problem" with ZNG?
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qf789 wrote:
It looks like the delivery of ZNG has been pushed back 7 days, though this is subject to change

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... dit#gid=19

does this reflect any "problem" with ZNG?

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by TN486
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47967

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

I have just read a very interesting article about a flight on REX (ZL) from Brisbane to Mount Isa. Was tempted to put it on Trip Reports but didnt dare. See attached. http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/11/black-ice-to-red-earth-the-saab-340-in-its-natural-element/ I recall reading an outstanding...

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by TN486
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47967

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/1 ... l-element/
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I have just read a very interesting article about a flight on REX (ZL) from Brisbane to Mount Isa. Was tempted to put it on Trip Reports but didnt dare. See attached.
http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/1 ... l-element/

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by TN486
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47967

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-10/ ... s/10482502
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I make no comment with the exception that the attached link is interesting figures on tourism throughout Australia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-10/ ... s/10482502
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by TN486
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47967

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

My only "claim to fame" as a Viet Vet is the sticker on my car. Virgins idea seems totally tokenistic to me. Darren Chester, the Minister responsible for Veterans Affairs has put it in the right context, "we carry ourselves under a bushel". I agree with the "American marketi...

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by TN486
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus revises 2018 delivery target
Replies: 138
Views: 14106

Re: Airbus resorts to trickery on delivery goal

So now we are comparing apples with aircraft. Oh deary deary me. Is this climate change, or what? Seesh.

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by TN486
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29294

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

am I incorrect in suggesting all cabin crew are london based?

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by TN486
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 49101

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

QF2220, no offence taken and no offence offered. All opinions should be respected, and I find this happens in the majority of cases on this thread. In relation to the C17 in Brisbane, well done RAAF, expertly done. For those who felt it was unnecessary, maybe they should look at some videos of Kai T...

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by TN486
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 49101

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

^^I love this thread because it accommodates all those with an interest in our aircraft and aviation industry, from enthusiasts to armchair CEO's to those with the "inside" information. I suspect that is why this thread is so respected amongst the Anet community. Let's leave it as it is pl...

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by TN486
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 49101

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

^^I love this thread because it accommodates all those with an interest in our aircraft and aviation industry, from enthusiasts to armchair CEO's to those with the "inside" information. I suspect that is why this thread is so respected amongst the Anet community. Let's leave it as it is pl...

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by TN486
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2018 Australian Domestic LCC Experience | Tigerair Australia - A320-232 | Melbourne (MEL) – Canberra (CBR)
Replies: 7
Views: 5800

Re: 2018 Australian Domestic LCC Experience | Tigerair Australia - A320-232 | Melbourne (MEL) – Canberra (CBR)

Thank you for this comprehensive report. Loved the photo's, you got some really good shots, especially out of MEL. As you may know, I am a QF tragic, and when I travel (not often these days), I like reliability (lots of it), hence TT is not an option for me. Your comments about the LCC are interesti...

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by TN486
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 68550

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

You could take a good book to read with you. Get away from technology for a while could be the way to go.

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by TN486
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline of PNGP ac ends overshoots runway in micronesia
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Airline of PNGP ac ends overshoots runway in micronesia

Thank you, I missed it.

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by TN486
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline of PNGP ac ends overshoots runway in micronesia
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Airline of PNGP ac ends overshoots runway in micronesia

Couple of typos in title which I can't seem to change. Maybe someone with better skills than I can do it. cheers

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by TN486
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline of PNGP ac ends overshoots runway in micronesia
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Airline of PNGP ac ends overshoots runway in micronesia

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-28/f ... a/10316434
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Limited info available at this time

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-28/f ... a/10316434

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by TN486
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 68550

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

seems my assumption was correct. I did check source quoted above and no mention of the diversion when I checked. This also shows that Q source is quick to react, but in this case not quick enough. Anyway, we all know what is happening, cheers.

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by TN486
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 68550

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

What on earth is going on with QF80,NRT-MEL, 8 hours late and now is diverting to Perth from up near Cairns? One of the extra MEL-PER A330 flights has been cancelled tonight so it looks like it is positioning to PER to operate QF1333 PER-MEL. If this is the case it doesnt really explain what happen...

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by TN486
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 68550

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: 630
Views: 68550

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: 82
Views: 9267

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: 69628

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: 69628

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: 69628

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: 50
Views: 35670

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: 4953

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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