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Qatar A380 - Cutting patterns around MELBOURNE Bay and Southern suburbs

Old 8th Feb 2020, 11:20
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Qatar A380 - Cutting patterns around MELBOURNE Bay and Southern suburbs

Why is Qatar A380 #905 cutting patterns over the Melbourne bay and SE suburbs at 5800ft???
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Old 8th Feb 2020, 11:22
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Sowing lessons before heading off?
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He is dumping fuel and has been circling our area for the last 45 or so.
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He is dumping fuel.
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Old 8th Feb 2020, 11:33
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Hope it’s just a minor glitch. Pilot left their headlights on.
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Old 8th Feb 2020, 11:35
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Fuel dump occurring.
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Landing gear problem.
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Seems to be turning for approach now
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Yes, he is on finals now.
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Awesome, thank goodness this is a spotters page!
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Grammar: "sewing" lessons, unless you need a lesson in throwing seeds into a sown field.
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Oops, yer right, WG. When I move form "Spotter" to "Pro" my spelling will improve.
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Taxing now for departure. Hopefully all is good.
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Old 9th Feb 2020, 11:29
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Originally Posted by PaulDamian View Post
Why is Qatar A380 #905 cutting patterns over the Melbourne bay and SE suburbs at 5800ft???
5800ft seems to be a better height than DAL89.
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Taxing now for departure. Hopefully all is good.
That's great for the SLF - wonder if it was the original flight crew. If so, what sort of duty time will they complete when they sign off in Doha??
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Old 10th Feb 2020, 07:10
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Did all the dumping at 9,000’
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Awesome, thank goodness this is a spotters page!
Came here to say this. Honestly thought I had typed the website wrong, with the type of posts on here lately.
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Came here to say this. Honestly thought I had typed the website wrong, with the type of posts on here lately.
Somebody let the Facebook kids on the big boys page.
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Old 11th Feb 2020, 10:25
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Originally Posted by Alexander Scutt View Post
He is dumping fuel and has been circling our area for the last 45 or so.
In fact he was conducting a "fuel jettison," just as described in the manual.
A "dump" is something the less couth conduct the morning after a steak and a few pints.
By the way, he wasn't on "finals", he was on final. Do you also fly "bases" or "downwinds"? There's only one final approach per runway.
There you go, now you know the proper terminology.
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