We were recently Planespotting when we came across this strange looking object, YSSY Rwy 07 was in use, and YSBK Rwy 29L,C and R were in use at the time of the sighting. Traffic including a Jetstar 787 and QANTAS A330 sighted the object and reported it to Air Traffic Control, who told the craft it was most likely a hot air balloon at 1,500ft.
Can you name the object??
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An add-on for Melbourne Airport YMML has been released on the 24/08/2016. Featuring high definition graphics, it is visually amazing!!
Australia's Olympic team has safely touched down in Sydney, as flight QF6032, wich was operated by the QANTAS workhorse, the 747-400ER VH-OEG.
8 Gold Medals
11 Sliver Medals
10 Bronze medals.
QANTAS will soon be launching WiFi on some of its aircraft, as part of cabin upgrades to its Boeing 737 and Airbus A330 fleet which are mainly used on interstate and international routes. QANTAS says that WiFi will not only be a benefit to passengers, but its crew as well.
In a blog post on the QANTAS website, they said: (through the WiFi) "Richer information on real time weather expected along the flight path wich could be used to dodge areas of turbulence and make better use of tailwinds to reduce flying time.
They also said that "Engineers can closely monitor the technical performance of the aircraft in real-time and be ready if something needs attention"
Virgin Australia also has plans to add WiFi to its 737, A330 and 777 fleet by mid 2017
Original Article from Australian Aviation
Virgin Australia will soon be handing over more of its leisure routes to its low cost unit, Tigerair Australia when it switches from Airbus A320 to Boeing 737. Virgin Australia operates the 737 as well, resulting in a common 737 fleet.
Currently, Tigerair has 14 A320s wich are being used on domestic routes only and three 737-800 wich have only recently been transfered from its parent company- Virgin Australia.. The first aircraft was VH-VUB, pictured below:
Jetstar Airways Flight 952 Trip Review:
As with all Jetstar flights - your seat is tiny and the recline rarely works - but- you get what you pay for!
Comfort Rating : 4.5/10
Not much to complain about here- crew were friendly
Food was expensive
Not all menu items were availible
Jetstar only has IFE 787 aircraft - most domestic flights are operated by A320 aircraft
Here is a quick review of Microsoft Flight Simulator (Steam Edition).
What We Liked