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A long day for UAE-142

Postby Splitpin » Sat Oct 14, 2023 4:08 pm

Really bad Nor West wind down here today.... a few diverts, but the big boy managed to get in but only after a go around and a local tour.

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Re: A long day for UAE-142

Postby FlyingKiwi » Sun Oct 15, 2023 7:13 am

I saw it was gusting over 50kt at CH a few times yesterday, that would be a challenge even for an A380.
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Re: A long day for UAE-142

Postby Splitpin » Sun Oct 15, 2023 8:22 am

It was pretty wild at times ....
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Re: A long day for UAE-142

Postby Charl » Tue Oct 31, 2023 10:26 pm

There was a Qantas A330 doing racetrack pattern at 5,000ft overhead today, instead of going to Brisbane.
Not sure what drove that?
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Re: A long day for UAE-142

Postby emfrat » Tue Oct 31, 2023 10:48 pm

Charl wrote:There was a Qantas A330 doing racetrack pattern at 5,000ft overhead today, instead of going to Brisbane.
Not sure what drove that?

Perhaps he forgot his playlunch, and was burning off fuel so he could go back and pick it up? Wouldn't take long at 5000'.
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Re: A long day for UAE-142

Postby Charl » Wed Nov 01, 2023 9:56 am

:lol:
I was told they are controlled out of Melbourne.
Maybe the weather did something outside the Rulebook en route.
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Re: A long day for UAE-142

Postby Splitpin » Wed Nov 01, 2023 5:46 pm

Regarding the A-380, if RWY029 was extended at NZCH, those big guys would have a better chance.
I'm sure there was, and maybe still a plan to do that.
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Re: A long day for UAE-142

Postby emfrat » Wed Nov 01, 2023 8:43 pm

Charl wrote::lol:
I was told they are controlled out of Melbourne.
Maybe the weather did something outside the Rulebook en route.


There were some extreme weather events in the S-E corner - high winds, fires and smoke etc but nothing affecting Brisbane. A mystery really.
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Re: A long day for UAE-142

Postby simonh » Sat Jan 13, 2024 5:23 pm

Regarding Runway 029 and the Big Guys...years ago I saw a Singapore Airlines T7 land there...aborted his landing on the main runway.
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