Thursday, 19 January 2017

Sydney - Brisbane trip (January Flight)

After a few very hot steamy busy days in Sydney it was time to come home. My flight wasn't until 5pm but I arrived at the airport at 3.40pm. After clearing security I went up to the Qantas Museum for a quick bout of plane spotting. The museum is the best place to view the runway but unfortunately you are shooting through double thick glass.


CHINA EASTERN A 330-243 B-5921 (CN 1402)

QANTAS LINK B717-200 VH-YQT (CN 55179)


QANTAS B747-438 VH-OJT (CN 25565)

QANTAS B737-838 VH-VYE (CN 33993)


QANTAS A330-202 VH-EBJ (CN 940)

QANTAS B747-438 VH-OJT (CN 25565)

JETSTAR B787-8 VH-VKL (CN 36238)

SINGAPORE A380-841 9V-SKN (CN 071)

AIR NEW ZEALAND B777-219 ZK-OKG (CN 29403)

Our boarding time was 4.40pm so I made my way down to gate 8, only to discover there was no plane at the gate. The aircraft arrived at 4.50pm so I knew our 5pm departure time wasn't going to happen. The aircraft for this trip was the usual 737-838 and the rego was VH-VYL.

QANTAS B737-838 VH-VYL (CN 34184)    ( MY FLIGHT HOME)

We began boarding at 5.08pm and I took my seat which was 28A. The doors were closed at 5.21 and we pushed back at 5.22. We taxied at 5.25pm and we taxied out to the furthest point of the airport; runway 34R.

As we approached the holding point we continued out onto the runway and we had a rolling start becoming airborne at 5.39pm. As we departed we banked slightly right and flew towards the city of Sydney offering spectacular views...until we flew into clouds and ruined any further photo opportunities.

Our track took us out over the ocean and we then flew over Newcastle, over Grafton and then the Gold Coast. We climbed to Flt Lvl 370 and the flight was very smooth. We began our descent at 6.19 and after flying abeam the airport we landed from the north on runway 19 at 6.38pm. Due to Queensland not having daylight savings we had to wind our clocks back and hour so our official arrival time 5.38pm.

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