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Old 20th Jul 2017, 08:19
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Any actual updates on Jetgo and Wollongong? This one looks to be headed for Jet Blast...
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 08:38
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
Yes I do.

Yes.

No.

Possibly.

You keep using apartments sales and a general real estate downturn to argue we are in recession. We are not. We also do not look like heading that way at present.

Do YOU get what a recession is?
PM saying rates will go up, so anyone with a mortgage will stop spending.

The bigger the boom, the bigger the crash

Rates will climb and borrowers should prepare, says Malcolm Turnbull
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 08:46
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Why does every freakin' thread you get involved in, regardless of the subject, become another argument about recessions?
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 09:04
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Originally Posted by Cleared Visual View Post
Any actual updates on Jetgo and Wollongong? This one looks to be headed for Jet Blast...

JetGo's first Albion Park flight gives a sneak peek into the new service
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Old 29th Oct 2017, 12:30
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Originally Posted by Cleared Visual View Post
Any actual updates on Jetgo and Wollongong? This one looks to be headed for Jet Blast...
The long awaited first flight out of Wollongong Airport takes off tomorrow morning at 7am for Melbourne Essendon.

I had a look at the new terminal and general set-up at the airport this afternoon. Council look to have done a very decent job given that they were starting from scratch.

I have a ticket for the ride down (first ticket sold I believe), returning in the evening. Very much looking forward to seeing how it all goes. Given that there has never been an RPT operation at Wollongong that has been sustained for more than a short period, it will be fascinating to see how Jetgo goes with this venture.
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Old 31st Oct 2017, 04:42
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Bit of a tangent but I heard Jetgo 20 (maybe 21) conduct an emergency descent today. Crew were on oxy. Anything interesting happen?
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Old 31st Oct 2017, 04:48
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Originally Posted by das Uber Soldat View Post
Bit of a tangent but I heard Jetgo 20 (maybe 21) conduct an emergency descent today. Crew were on oxy. Anything interesting happen?
JETGO Australia (JG) #21 ? 31-Oct-2017 ? TSV / YBTL - YOSB ? FlightAware
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Old 31st Oct 2017, 06:05
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WOL-MEL flight was not full by any means looking at the news footage. Grab some freebees and fill her up looks good for TV...
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Old 1st Nov 2017, 03:55
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Given that there has never been an RPT operation at Wollongong that has been sustained for more than a short period, it will be fascinating to see how Jetgo goes with this venture.
djical,

My recollection was that Impulse ran WOL-MEL for 4-5 years and Qlink for at least a couple of years after Impulse pulled out.
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 04:15
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Originally Posted by Horatio Leafblower View Post
djical,

My recollection was that Impulse ran WOL-MEL for 4-5 years and Qlink for at least a couple of years after Impulse pulled out.
That was when there was a robust employment hub called the "steelworks". With contracts and govt subsidies running on high.

Now, instead, the Wollongong Council have $$$$ in their eyes by doing what almost every council does, and thats sell out to rampant over development (you know, $ per square meter in rates; The trickle down economic b.s).

So there is a hope that the "increased population" will travel from the airport on these services; However, depends on how many corrupt out of town developers want to come up and loot the Illawarra? Maybe after that runs slow, there may be a change of heart?
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 08:57
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A lot more people living in the Illawarra now days
Jetgo may just surprise everyone on this route

Looks like they are getting an ERJ-145 soon, any one know if this is a replacement for one of their remaining 135s or are they building their fleet to 5 ?
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Old 14th Nov 2017, 23:49
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Originally Posted by Deano969 View Post
A lot more people living in the Illawarra now days
Jetgo may just surprise everyone on this route

Looks like they are getting an ERJ-145 soon, any one know if this is a replacement for one of their remaining 135s or are they building their fleet to 5 ?
The Australian had an airports advertising supplement yesterday that carried a puff piece about JetGo's Illawarra flights. I'm not posting a link because it's behind a paywall but the article alluded to passenger capacity greater than the E135 in the near future (I've never heard of an E145 but would it have many more seats than a 135)? The article also referred to an application by JetGo to use Nowra as an alternate if the Illawarra wind is not favorable.
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Old 15th Nov 2017, 03:02
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The article also referred to an application by JetGo to use Nowra as an alternate if the Illawarra wind is not favorable.
The HMAS Albatross boys don't like to share, so good luck with that.
Full control deflection in IMC in the dark is not unusual at YWOL in the winter.
....so good luck with that too!
What's the X-W limit on those things?
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Old 15th Nov 2017, 03:18
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Originally Posted by Horatio Leafblower View Post
The HMAS Albatross boys don't like to share, so good luck with that.
Full control deflection in IMC in the dark is not unusual at YWOL in the winter.
....so good luck with that too!
What's the X-W limit on those things?
30kt x-wind limit
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Old 15th Nov 2017, 03:19
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Originally Posted by LostProperty View Post
The Australian had an airports advertising supplement yesterday that carried a puff piece about JetGo's Illawarra flights. I'm not posting a link because it's behind a paywall but the article alluded to passenger capacity greater than the E135 in the near future (I've never heard of an E145 but would it have many more seats than a 135)? The article also referred to an application by JetGo to use Nowra as an alternate if the Illawarra wind is not favorable.
50 seats on a 145
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 04:17
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Originally Posted by LostProperty View Post
The Australian had an airports advertising supplement yesterday that carried a puff piece about JetGo's Illawarra flights. ...The article also referred to an application by JetGo to use Nowra as an alternate if the Illawarra wind is not favorable.
The article also said that the council was going to look for funds to upgrade the east-west runway at Wollongong: "The airport’s funding application will likely stress the need to upgrade its second, east-west runway, which is too short and soft for JetGo’s Embraers."

That cross runway is quite short - how is that a realistic ambition?
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 05:38
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I think the airport has long term plans to strengthen and lengthen 08/26 to get 1,600 metres and install lighting.
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Old 16th Nov 2017, 14:39
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The HMAS Albatross boys don't like to share, so good luck with that.
Folks,
And yet it was civil funds that upgraded navaids some years ago, ostensibly to encourage civil movement related to development of an industrial park.
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 05:51
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A fairly well known cargo operator has recently had their use of Nowra terminated and funnily enough a lot of the cargo carried was destined for Albatross. The powers that be apparently do not want anyone using Nowra unless it is entirely defence related. I guess their museum will soon be off limits for the public too.
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 10:22
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Ah for the good old days at NAS Nowra with the Masling B80 Queen Air sailing around Nowra Hill in the fog/low cloud searching for the runway or on a good day or night a "practice" GCA in the soup...
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