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by TN486
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54355

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

^^ Noting that NLK is notorious for horrible weather, is it a really good idea to offer NLK as an alternate??

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by TN486
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54355

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

ben175 wrote:
Sitting on QF10 PER-MEL and there is literally 4 of us in premium economy... I think it goes to show just how PER-centric this flight is! Pretty spectacular to have a whole row across to myself.

Umm, do you think travelling on a weekend might make a difference, especially on a sat evening??

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by TN486
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54355

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

^^Kendell and the CRJ's. Kendall were acqired by TNT-News Jun 1990, the name was retained. The CRJ's were leased and brought into service between Sep 99 and Jun 01, and were on the inventory when AN went belly up. All ac were repossessed by the lessor early 2003. There is a photo of some of the CRJ'...

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by TN486
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53517

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

http://thejetstarsource.com/

The above advises of site closure. Anyone have any info on this??
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http://thejetstarsource.com/

The above advises of site closure. Anyone have any info on this??

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by TN486
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68694

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

^^qf789, as all the superlatives have been voiced, can I just say "hear hear". Mate, well done.

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by TN486
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68694

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

14500 km 17 hrs in the air, well done "spotty" and those all involved, crew, backroom, all of you, and a great airline to boot. So proud of you all.

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by TN486
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53517

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

^^Yes QF 789, totally agree with your comments, professionalism, work ethic, and passion. Wish I could be on the first PER-LON flight, still, that's life. cheers

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by TN486
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53517

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

^^ Thanks to both of you. I picked it as a Douglas nose, but unsure of the livery. Thanks again. As an aside I was never a fan of the TN Camel Hump livery.

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by TN486
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53517

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Trans-Au ... 03/4892003

Can anyone identify the aircraft in the left background of the photo and operator?
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http://www.airliners.net/photo/Trans-Au ... 03/4892003

Can anyone identify the aircraft in the left background of the photo and operator?

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by TN486
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53517

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

^^ Could it be a pilot shortage with TT, or maybe something to do with the transition from A320 to B737.

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by TN486
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53517

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

All of the above reminds me about the confused communications I have with my son (this) and (next). We have worked out that Dad must say this or next when talking about the future, as apart from just "next". It may also help with the entries I have in my "electronic calendar"!! I...

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by TN486
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 53517

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOQXzCKs2_I

congrats to the cameraman. she looks good!!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOQXzCKs2_I

congrats to the cameraman. she looks good!!

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by TN486
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 37447

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Similarly, Erebus was a tragedy that cannot be undone. It will never be forgotten but the families don't "own" Erebus and it is wrong, I think, to give them that authority. So I believe NZ has taken an important step by normalising Antarctica. mariner[/quote] Yep, totally agree. Being such...

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by TN486
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56504

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

^^Is the indefinite hold due to manufacturers engine issues? Are you suggesting the A343 is on charter from HiFly?

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by TN486
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56504

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/02/are-charges-and-regulatory-hurdles-barriers-to-more-regional-flights/ Worth reading and following. I remember discussion on this topic was in one of our recent threads, and I am sure there is more water to go under the bridge yet. Qantas and Virgin saying the...

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by TN486
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56504

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

^^I suspect "adding another 4 in 2019" is what you meant to say?

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by TN486
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56504

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

A beautiful look. Can't wait until I see it in the flesh.

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by TN486
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 118
Views: 36613

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

Off topic, I would like to see a new section headed "Airline Timetables". I was told previously this was not possible, however no reason given. I find it also extremely important that if we are going to use Airline and Airport Codes in posts, that the old method of clicking on the code for...

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by TN486
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56504

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQYGqt3x9s8

and this one, absolute magic. Thank you all for indulging me with this passion of flying boats in Australia. cheers
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQYGqt3x9s8

and this one, absolute magic. Thank you all for indulging me with this passion of flying boats in Australia. cheers

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by TN486
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56504

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmTVKs15n4U Found this on youtube. An amazing historical set of photos and motion picture on flying boat ops to Lord Howe Island. Well worth a watch. I know of one young lady who is a contributor to this thread that did go to Lord Howe recently whom I suspect would lo...

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by TN486
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56504

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

^^I believe one of the stumbling blocks was the airport charges to JQ at Darwin.

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by TN486
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56504

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Changing the subject somewhat, what specific routes will these ex JQ A320's be flying in the west ? Thank you to those who replied to my question. SO, another query. Why is the QF group introducing the A320 to routes intra WA, and can this be a forerunner to "bigger" things? (I know, this...

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by TN486
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56504

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Changing the subject somewhat, what specific routes will these ex JQ A320's be flying in the west ?

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by TN486
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 56504

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

^^ There are "infrequent" flyers as well, so they probably wouldn't be aware of commonality. There are literally millions of Australians who are QF FF's who are very infrequent travellers (I would suspect who travel economy). They love travelling the Big Red and wouldn't fly anyone else. S...

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by TN486
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48549

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

^^You can see this is not an Australian Aviation thread!!. Amazing, the Aussie Avn Thread reached 1024 in Jan, and now we have subjects relevant to Aussie matters in threads other than Aust Avn. Yes, I know, subject is relevant to all, however its a known fact that if you want anything Aust Avn you ...

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by TN486
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^Oh dear, I very much enjoyed travelling on the 717 to Tassie, it's a beutiful aircraft. Anecdotally, it seems there have been a lot of maintenance issues with 717's lately, has this "withdrawal" got anything to do with these issues and ac availability??

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by TN486
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Part of the reason why Allegiant can offer services to these seemingly obscure destinations is because of the sheer size of the population of the U.S. Checking Wikipedia for metropolitan areas with 50 000 plus population yields 352 cities/combined urban areas. Number 352 is Carson City in Nevada, w...

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by TN486
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^I presume you mean diverted to ADL

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by TN486
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6026/10367121
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"Quokka" about 30 mins from MEL descending about 330 ft per min

https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6026/10367121

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by TN486
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Here I go with one of my reflective moods again. Adelaide/Newcastle. Whyalla steel works revived, (Sanjeev Gupta), An offer to purchase part of closed GMH plant in Adelaide (Sanjeev Gupta). A long shot, maybe something to it, just trying to make some sense of it all.http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-0...

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by TN486
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

With this new route from NTL. Could it be somewhere op north on the WA coastline? The op would be JQ.

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by TN486
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ presuming you are right I suspect the hunt is on for the informant. Publicity at NTL will be more than displeased.

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by TN486
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Some promo's for WA publicity persons, "QUOKKA" maybe?

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by TN486
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ That's approx 20 minutes loo time for each pax!! Plenty of time to read the newspaper and not inconvenience anyone else me thinks.

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by TN486
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Connellan% ... cences.htm

Also a good read ref Connellan Airways.
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http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/Connellan% ... cences.htm

Also a good read ref Connellan Airways.

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by TN486
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ Thanks Gemuser, I missed that one. Eddy Conellan and CONAIR get a mention in the book "A Lifetime in Longhaul". Trainee QF pilots from the Qantas Cadet Pilot Training Scheme (1965 - 1972) saw flying experience with Conellan Airways due to the secondment scheme that was put in place with...

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by TN486
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

https://centreforaviation.com/insights/video Another very recent conversation with a QF leader relative to corporate, current thinking, innovation etc. A bit of a reality check for the "armchair CEO's" amongst us. And of course, a bit of Aussie humour during the interview as well. Well don...

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by TN486
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^Thanks Gemuser, I wasn't quite sure how I should reply. Sorry Mariner, it was the "perhaps" that threw me. I have been in fits of laughter relative to the extra names suggested for the 789's. I am absolutely dumbfounded that it appears that no one has suggested "Magpie". (NO, I...

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by TN486
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 31461

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... -9-quokka/

What will the 4th one be named?
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http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... -9-quokka/

What will the 4th one be named?

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by TN486
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ re post 397 from Mariner. A remarkable 22 min video from a presentation from the CEO of QF Alan Joyce at a CAPA conference in Ireland. For mine, a must watch.

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by TN486
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ Spot on bunumuring, It was Sir Rod's words. And thank you, and others ( in the form of PM's) for your support. cheers. It is now 32 minutes after midnight and way past my bed time, so ni nite.

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by TN486
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

^^ Yep, well said, and I am sure there are other thoughts as well. As most of you can tell, (maybe), I am in a very reflective mood tonight. Having read some comments about Ansett, Air NZ, and the demise of the former and very nearly the demise of latter I wish to offer this comment for what it's wo...

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by TN486
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Gentleman, (and Ladies). The reasons I enjoy the Ozzie thread so much is as follows: 1. There are many different "interests" that post on this thread with their very own thoughts and ideas. 2. Up until now those with an axe to grind, or have a big ego, have been tolerated because they have...

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by TN486
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

[ Hmm interesting re the JV and AKL-LAX, QF would need a lot more 789’s unless they ran a 5 weekly 744 but really that’s to big and not efficient on a route like AKL-LAX. Re JQ regional it would be interesting to see how much feed they could put into such a service. Do wonder that - if any? Don't t...

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by TN486
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Well I'm sure not everyone will agree with the following but here goes CNN Travel has named Perth as one of the top 18 places to visit around the world this year. Perth has been described as Australia's "Capital of Cool" https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/cnn-travel-says-perth-is-one-of-its-t...

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by TN486
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 31461

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

An observation. The only state capitol that appears on an ac is SYDNEY. How ironic. VH-OEF "Sydney" is one of the few remaining 747s in the fleet. This is because it is a 747-400ER making it one of the youngest 747s Qantas operates. Other 747s that have now been retired were named after o...

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by TN486
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 199
Views: 31461

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

An observation. The only state capitol that appears on an ac is SYDNEY. How ironic.

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by TN486
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

seems AVV has moved loc to MEB https://www.flightradar24.com/JGO59/10068597 ? JetGo has been operating out of MEB for a while now, AVV was only at the start because they couldn't fly to MEB/MEL at the time. The point I was trying to make was that flightradar24 were suggesting the ac was heading for...

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by TN486
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 72501

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/JGO59/10068597
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seems AVV has moved loc to MEB

https://www.flightradar24.com/JGO59/10068597

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