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Contrails over Gungahlin. Images of Canberra

By johnboy - 15 June 2012 7

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This in from Gungahlin Al with a note:

Ever feel like we’re just on the way to somewhere else?

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Contrails over Gungahlin. Images of Canberra
cruising 9:14 am 28 Jun 12

Well, the artist in me (and that’s not much) says what a great photo – I spotted these the other day and thought it would make a great image but alas, no camera on me. I’m pleased someone else caught it. I recall some years ago now on this site was a similar photo with many many more circles. Must have just been one of those days

KB1971 5:05 pm 16 Jun 12

harvyk1 said :

KB1971 said :

On Tuesday two weeks ago I flew to Sydnay & saw Telstra Tower twice. Sydney Airport is such a clusterf@#k.

Was that on the same flight? That’s prob because you where asked to hold prior to landing at SYD.

Whilst SYD has it’s problems, it’s actually not too bad an airport, and most of the problems are caused mainly by self imposed restrictions due to the most vocal 20 or so residents who chose to live nearby. Thus the reason every so often CBR turns into an international airport (had to get the Canberra reference in there)

Unlike LAX or JFK where a taxi of many hours is not unheard of. (A pilot I know mentioned that he was once number 87 in the queue for taking off from JFK, it took quite a few hours before they where actually in the air) and holding patterns are almost a mandatory part of landing.

Yep, we hung a left about 10 minutes in (over Goulbourn). Second flight in too, completely stuffed our day.

We were heading to Port Maquarie for a 10am appointment. First flight was a crop duster & it was cancelled, second flight (the one we were on that was late) landed 15 minutes after boarding. We were transferred to a later flight at 12. At 10 this was cancelled as well with no reason given. We ended up going to Coffs & driving south. Landed at the motel at 4 in the afternoon.

Complete crap customer service. If they were not one of only two air carriers in OZ, Qantas would not be getting my money again based on that effort.

AmarooStu 3:14 pm 15 Jun 12

It seems just north west of Canberra is a prime holding pattern area for both Domestic and International flights. On a clear morning around 745am, I regularly see an A380, en route to Sydney from the NW, turns NE over Canberra after coming in from the run from SE Asia.

Plane Spotter alert – this is a great site to follow – http://www.flightradar24.com/

Canberra is constantly being ‘buzzed’ by planes, travelling at over 900kmh.

harvyk1 2:50 pm 15 Jun 12

Well I’m disappointed, this thread has been up for nearly 3 hours, and no sign of the “chemtrails” crowd.

harvyk1 2:07 pm 15 Jun 12

KB1971 said :

On Tuesday two weeks ago I flew to Sydnay & saw Telstra Tower twice. Sydney Airport is such a clusterf@#k.

Was that on the same flight? That’s prob because you where asked to hold prior to landing at SYD.

Whilst SYD has it’s problems, it’s actually not too bad an airport, and most of the problems are caused mainly by self imposed restrictions due to the most vocal 20 or so residents who chose to live nearby. Thus the reason every so often CBR turns into an international airport (had to get the Canberra reference in there)

Unlike LAX or JFK where a taxi of many hours is not unheard of. (A pilot I know mentioned that he was once number 87 in the queue for taking off from JFK, it took quite a few hours before they where actually in the air) and holding patterns are almost a mandatory part of landing.

KB1971 1:23 pm 15 Jun 12

On Tuesday two weeks ago I flew to Sydnay & saw Telstra Tower twice. Sydney Airport is such a clusterf@#k.

harvyk1 12:11 pm 15 Jun 12

Ever feel like we’re just on the way to somewhere else?

Well we are under the 4th busiest air route in the world (SYD-MEL), and it’s very common that planes need to hold on that route.

A friend of mine who used to work as an air traffic controller on the SYD-MEL route mentioned that his personal best was 47 planes in a holding pattern at the same time.

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