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#224238 - 19/07/2008 12:08 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
Dawgggg Offline
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I like this photo as well.

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#224239 - 19/07/2008 12:14 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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The second last one looks like an A330, and the last one is a cramped A320
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#224240 - 19/07/2008 12:18 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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Yup, i probably should have labelled them, but yeah, my first jetstar flight was on the one above, it then taxied to the gate instead of making us walk out.

I am 6'4, so i was so cramped, couldnt even read the paper.
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#224241 - 19/07/2008 13:51 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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Registered: 21/12/2004
Posts: 4041
Loc: Melbourne, SE Burbs
Airlines I've flown with:

Ansett
Qantas
Air Pacific
British
East West
Cathay Pacific
Virgin Blue
Jet Star.

Worst flights: Coming home from the ASWA AGM last year with the Flu, and knowing my Son was in hospital, plus anytime flying with a cold...feels like my ears are about to explode.

Best Flight: Heading off to Europe for the first time, and also my first flight and feeling the huge rush on take off.

Worst Landing: The Virgin Blue flight from Melb to Cairns, where the pilot thumped the plane down on the tarmac and bounced it a few times.

Worst take off: Leaving Fiji and ascending through a thunderstorm. Never felt turbulance like it, and I think my one half of my stomach ended up behind my ears somewhere, while the other half in my toes! It was so rough some of the overhead luggage compartments opened by themselves.

Worst airport experience: Leaving Singapore and realising that my ticket had been ripped out at Heathrow by airport check in by mistake, while my mum still had hers from Heathrow to Singapore. Try explaining that!! Also having the staff at Heathrow go through EVERYTHING, just because we had left our luggage unattended (locked and behind closed doors) at Hotel reception waiting for our airport transfer. (early checkout time but late flight)

Most colourful flight: Flying to Singapore on the QANTAS 'Wunala Dreaming' plane! Thankfully it doesn't look like this one the inside wink



Most scariest looking plane: An Ansett Fokka Friendship I took on a school trip to Tassie!



Airline I will never fly again: East West. Took a trip with them from Sydney to Norfolk Island, sat next to one of the doors and could smell fuel the whole time! Even the Hostie looked worried!

Best Airline: QANTAS.
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#224242 - 19/07/2008 14:09 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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I doubt you can blame an airline for a bad landing, if its rough landing the pilot just wants that plane on the ground,hence it sounds like youve landed with no undercarriage, cause if it bounces up and down to much, and since its going into landing mode, it could stall, and that would make it your worst flight ever eek
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#224243 - 19/07/2008 14:10 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
Andy Double U Offline
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Registered: 28/10/2006
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Loc: Mundoolun, SE QLD, 129m ASL
Quote:
Originally posted by cyclones 4 life ( Ted ):
whats it like to be weightless?
Was kinda eerie actually. But the closest thing I can approximate it to is like jumping a double or a triple on a moto-x bike off a ski jump style up ramp. About the only explanation I've got is that the might have hit an updraft before going into a down draft, don't know enough about storm cell dynamics to know the likelihood of this happening but it's the only explanation I can offer. It's at time like those that you are reminded of how small and insignificant you are!

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#224244 - 19/07/2008 19:55 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
Thunderstorm Liker Offline
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Registered: 23/09/2004
Posts: 639
Loc: Bribie Island,QLD
Hey guys,

On 13th December 2006 i was flying from Brisbane to Bangkok with Thai Airways International Brand new 777-200ER i watched Garfield 2 on the way to bangkok and had 2 meals during the flight.

heres the pics

Cabin


Flight Status


:cheers:

Michael Mark Rampton

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#224245 - 19/07/2008 21:25 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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Registered: 09/03/2008
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Loc: Brisbane, Carseldine
My most memorable flying experience would have to be the flight from Cairns to Dunk Island on a small 12 seater Cessna. The day we flew over it was quite windy with some squally showers which made for an interesting flight, even more so since I don't like small planes. Coming back was good weather though (great scenery) although I don't have any pictures.

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#224246 - 20/07/2008 06:12 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
Dale Small Offline
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Loc: Greymouth - West Coast, NZ..
MMR.
Looks pretty close (the inflight entertainment system) I had on the Air NZ 744 coming back home. Was awesome.

Stormygirl.. you win hands down just by flying aboard Wunala Dreaming. Cant beat that. laugh

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#224247 - 21/07/2008 17:27 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
Instability Offline
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Registered: 02/02/2005
Posts: 848
Loc: Live in Burwood: Work in Notti...
Aircraft and airlines I have flown on:

Ansett
- B737-300
- A320-200
- B727-200
- B767-200
- B767-300
- B747-300
- B747-400

East West
- Fokker F27

Virgin Blue
- B737-400
- B737-700
- B737-800

Qantas
- B747-200
- B767-300
- B737-300
- B737-400
- B737-700
- B737-800
- A330-200

Jetstar
- A320-200

Aeropelican
- DH6

Kendell
- Metroliner
- Saab340
- CRJ-200

Airnorth
- EMB 120 (Brasiliar)

United
- B747-400
- B777-200
- B767-300

British Airways
- BAC-111

Gulf Air
- A340-300

Other
- Cesna Caravan

Working over 12 years in the airline industry gave me lots of opportunities to fly, and I have been fortunate enough to do a number of them in the jumpseat. I can't recall how many flights I have been on exactly, but it would be in the hundreds (I had over 70 flights in 1 calendar year due to the role I held).

I have had many memorable flights, including my first jumpseat ride into Sydney in a B767-200 on a stormy afternoon, hitting massive turbulance over Europe in a B747 that made me hit the ceiling (I was coming back from the lav) and a couple of less than soft landings.

Biggest highlights:
- First Jumpseat into Sydney
- Flying over the Bungle Bungles and Lake Argyle
- A slow climb through the mountains out of Cairns in a B727-200
- Coming into Melbourne last year during a massive thunderstorm to the airport's north (towers everywhere and cg's dropping all around the aircraft).
- Descending over the Alps on an early spring morning into Milan airport.
- late afternoon descent into LAX (aircraft everywhere - don't know how they don't have midair collisions).

Rog.

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#224248 - 21/07/2008 17:33 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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#224249 - 21/07/2008 19:48 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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Loc: Nowra nsw
Gday ALL; :wave:

I just want to say a *Huge Special Thanx* for the Mpegs of your flights.. :wave:
:cheers:

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#224250 - 21/07/2008 19:54 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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I love both laugh
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#224251 - 21/07/2008 20:02 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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Registered: 05/05/2006
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Loc: Birmingham, England
This picture was taken while flying over the coast of northern France last September.



I remember landing in Majorca in September 2001 during a thunderstorm, I could see the lightning flashes from my window and it made for a great light show, our flight was the last to land (some other planes were diverted to Barcelona). The thunderstorm must have continued for at least an hour after we landed. This was a week before 9-11, and some people were nervous about flying back to the UK after our holiday had finished.

An unpleasant journey was my 28 hour long trip to Las Vegas. It took 3 hours by bus to reach Heathrow, then another 5 hours to wait until we could board our flight to Washington DC. Unfortunately then there was another delay and we had to wait 2 hours while sitting in the plane before we could take off, this meant we missed our connecting flight to Las Vegas and had a 5 hour wait for the next flight. After a long 5 hour flight on a budget version of United Airlines (with no food or drink, or any kind of entertainment apart from a couple of music stations) we finally arrived at Las Vegas (although the view of the Las Vegas strip at night looked great)

Living so close to Birmingham Airport, I occasionally go to the viewing gallery and watch the planes landing and taking off.

Here's a few youtube videos of Birmingham airport.

Concorde landing

Crosswind landing

Crash landing

Take-off

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#224252 - 21/07/2008 20:08 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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Registered: 15/06/2007
Posts: 476
Loc: Doncaster East, VIC
On trip last year to US & West Indies, flew Melb > LA > Miami > Puerto Rico > Barbados > Antiqua. All flights were cool mainly casuee of the excitment factor. US Airline are by far the worst. Sat next to a pilot who was flying to Miami for his next shift and spent 4 hours talking to him about their system. 2/10 compared to ours!!!

Got on a 50-odd seater island hopper from Puerto Rico to the Windies which was pretty cool. Flew at night but at a low enough altitude to see the lights of eachisland, pretty crazy.

The 2 best experiences of my flights were on the way home. Coming into Las Vegas from Miami was amazing, just seeing the Grand Canyon, then this sprawling place in the middle of the desert!!

The other was in LA on a QANTAS 747-400, with Bruce McAvaney & "Kenny" on board, 11.40pm at night, on your way home to the best country in the world and the big baby turns the corner on the runway and the pilot just nails the throttle and the noise/power is awesome!!!

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#224253 - 21/07/2008 20:10 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
Dale Small Offline
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Registered: 18/11/2001
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Loc: Greymouth - West Coast, NZ..
Thats a hefty list of craft Rog..
I've heard the Bombardiers are a very resilient aircraft, just seeing the CRJ in your list pricked my ears up somewhat.

Dont know what it is really with the jets, ive been searching, finding, viewing old videos of the "ol smokers" ie: early days 707's with the water cooled turbojets which would belch out more smoke on take off than your local power station would emit in 1 day laugh

Speaking of the old smokers though.. I hear today that sadly one of the buff's went down not long ago. Those that dont know, the buff's are the general nickname for the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Intercontinental strategic Nuke bombers.. 50 year old craft just keeps getting a facelift and still fit for service.

Wires saying it took off from Guam where they are based, began its climb then plunged nose first into the Pacific. No other news on the ol girl and no doubt being such an aircraft, it will be kept quiet.

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#224254 - 22/07/2008 01:44 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
Thunderstorm Liker Offline
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Registered: 23/09/2004
Posts: 639
Loc: Bribie Island,QLD
Quote:
Originally posted by Dale Small:
MMR.
Looks pretty close (the inflight entertainment system) I had on the Air NZ 744 coming back home. Was awesome.
Yeah dale, it was a remarkable last flight with Thai i didn't had any Inflight Entertainment System with only main screens and asle screens. but this time i got one when the new aircraft was on its first flight from Brisbane - Bangkok it was delivered to Thai Airways before my flight that was in November 2006 when it delivered smile .

:cheers:

Michael Mark Rampton

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#224255 - 22/07/2008 08:17 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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For some reason it is always a little disconcerting for me when I hear of a military plane in a crash, I guess because I'd like to think that the maintenance standards, flight protocols and pilot training would be better and more encompassing then for civilian aviation. Just my impression, not based on fact!

Anyway, found this interesting news snippet relating to the Buff crash and a B-2 Bomber crash also out of Guam for those that are interested.

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#224256 - 22/07/2008 10:10 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
Dawgggg Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2007
Posts: 23673
Loc: Townsville
Quote:
Originally posted by cyclones 4 life ( Ted ):
hahahahaha
screw this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0sKNTaSZGM
if anyone watched this, does it look like it was accidental that he got to low to the ground on the flyby? I would have near shat myself LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa7WCyrUWjM

this ones insane too
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#224257 - 22/07/2008 10:18 Re: Aviation, Flying, and your flying / travel experiences & photos / movies...
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from ABC online

Two US airmen were killed and four are missing after their B-52 bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean shortly after take-off while preparing to fly in a Liberation Day parade in the US territory of Guam, officials said.

The bomber, which had no weapons on board, crashed at 9:45 am local time on Monday about 15 minutes before the parade was due to begin, the US Air Force (USAF) said in a statement. There were six crew members.

The bodies of two airmen were later recovered approximately 48 kilometres north-west of Guam, where a search and rescue operation was still under way involving USAF, Navy, Coast Guard and other US and Guam agencies.

The USAF said one of the crew members had been identified but that the airman's identity would be withheld until next-of-kin could be notified.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash. The USAF said a board of officers was investigating.

A USAF official was quoted on the Pacific Daily News Web site as saying the plane had been meant to take part in a parade commemorating Guam's 1944 liberation from Japanese occupation in World War II.

The island, under US control since 1898, is the only significantly populated US territory ever to have been occupied by a foreign power.

In February, a B-2 stealth bomber, which costs around $US1.2 billion, crashed at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam. The two pilots on board ejected safely.
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