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A350 Wellington

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:13 pm
by Aviator 1
If your going to be in wellington for this long weekend, maybe worth taking a trip out to NZWN. Cathay Pacific will be testing there aircraft on Welllington's short runways. Which is the A350.

Re: A350 Wellington

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:02 pm
by Lindstrim
Fairly certain it's a test machine rather than a Cathay one

Re: A350 Wellington

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:04 pm
by Aviator 1
Lindstrim wrote:Fairly certain it's a test machine rather than a Cathay one


You could be right,

Re: A350 Wellington

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:10 pm
by Charl
On which topic, Auckland - Doha is about to be displaced as longest flight by Singapore Airlines' A350 to New York.
19 hours... yikes.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... 1-10288258

Re: A350 Wellington

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:29 pm
by Aviator 1
If your traveling 19 hours you have to fly this way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7NJ6Gek9v4

Re: A350 Wellington

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:30 pm
by Aviator 1
There undergoing the A350 test tonight at Wellington. I stand corrected its a test A350 it was the media confusion with Cathay Pacific.

Re: A350 Wellington

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:17 pm
by Aviator 1

Re: A350 Wellington

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:21 pm
by Radar88

Re: A350 Wellington

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:10 pm
by Charl
Funny that - when the original post appeared I had a look at NZWN weather and saw it was bloody-minded as ever: balmy with 13km/h winds, not likely to test anything really.
The conditions for the test are ideal when there is reasonable amount of rain and light winds. Wellington's grooved runway assists the surface water to flow off and improve friction for wheel braking. Wellington's wind in most cases assists aircraft by providing extra resistance on landing and assistance with lift on take-off.
Ideally there is limited wind when the testing is being undertaken.
I am reminded of a childhood riddle:
What goes Hohohoho...bonk ?
Answer: Me larfing me head orf :)

Aviator 1 wrote:If your traveling 19 hours you have to fly this way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7NJ6Gek9v4

You do need the shower facility, so A380.
Maybe Singapore Airlines does the job?
Watch on youtube.com

Re: A350 Wellington

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:48 pm
by Radar88