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QF A330 From Hong Kong

Old 23rd Apr 2020, 22:29
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QF A330 From Hong Kong

QF7006 currently on flight radar at 41000 feet, south of Philip Island. Rego VH-QPD, where is it going?
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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 22:32
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Freighter operation
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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 22:33
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Freighter operation
To Hobart?
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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 23:20
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Yes. Aircraft then positions to SYD.
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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 23:30
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Yes. Aircraft then positions to SYD.
Thanks! Never seen something like that before so I was interested to find out more.
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 05:57
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Thanks! Never seen something like that before so I was interested to find out more.
There are plenty of strange flights kicking around, there are a pair of Air NZ B789's going to and from PVG on a daily basis, both bringing medical stuff from China. There's also a load of repatriation flights to the UK leaving NZ from today.
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 06:37
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Speaking of strange flights, Cobham's Q400 was in Darwin the other day flying up from Perth.
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 06:55
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A 787, QF7027 is en-route from Melbourne to Beunos Aires too. It a repatriation charter for the government.
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 09:24
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Air New Zealand 777 currently enroute Delhi to Auckland as well.

Does anyone know why an Express Freighter 737 would be heading to XSP (Seletar Airport) for?
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 09:36
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Originally Posted by VH DSJ View Post
Speaking of strange flights, Cobham's Q400 was in Darwin the other day flying up from Perth.
Operated back via Meekatharra.

Expect to see one of their RJs up there on Monday too.
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 09:38
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Does anyone know why an Express Freighter 737 would be heading to XSP (Seletar Airport) for?
At a guess - Maintenance
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 22:30
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Originally Posted by f1yhigh;[url=tel:10761365
10761365[/url]]Air New Zealand 777 currently enroute Delhi to Auckland as well.

Does anyone know why an Express Freighter 737 would be heading to XSP (Seletar Airport) for?
Heavy maintenance.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 01:36
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Another odd one, ZND QF7025, MEL-JNB
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 02:17
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Another odd one, ZND QF7025, MEL-JNB
Another repatriation flight. Due back in MEL Thursday arvo.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 02:19
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Another odd one, ZND QF7025, MEL-JNB
I saw an article the other day mentioning a repatriation flight from South Africa.
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 13:08
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How are they choosing who crew these flights? You would think that they would give everyone a fair shot at keeping their recency?
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 22:44
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The repatriation flights will dry up - but the freighter flights will continue into the future until a more "normalised" international operation is stood up.
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