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Qantas A 380 over Sydney

Old 26th Jan 2014, 01:06
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Qantas A 380 over Sydney

Low flying A380 just passed over the house here on Northern Beaches at Sunday 1250hrs. Even Mrs truthinbeer was surprised as it appeared lower than usual a/c and she was inclined to hop out of the pool and dress more appropriately for visitors. Seemed to then go up the harbour, then come back passing just off the coast but this time a little higher. You might have been surprised if flying Victor One.

OK I sensationalised it a bit, but does anyone know if Qantas was doing a promotional flight?
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Old 26th Jan 2014, 01:15
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Well advertised event for Australia Day.
 
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They must have missed me. A bit preoccupied with the weekend surf carnivals. Would be interesting to know what the altitude was when it crossed coast at Freshwater before heading up harbour?

Oh, I see Qantas driving home the Australian ethos on our celebration day...having just sent the maintenance jobs offshore.
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Old 26th Jan 2014, 01:40
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That's a bit cynical isn't it truthinbeer?
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Old 26th Jan 2014, 02:14
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Bloody low Capt. The altitude I mean.
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ADS-B shows it was at the legal lowest - 1000ft AGL
 
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What about where it crossed the coast before it turned back to fly up the harbour?
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Old 26th Jan 2014, 02:24
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ADS-B shows it was at the legal lowest - 1000ft AGL
1000ft...it's all there.
Flight Track Log ? QFA6601 ? 26-Jan-2014 ? YSSY / SYD - YSSY / SYD ? FlightAware
 
Old 26th Jan 2014, 02:48
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Thanks tmpffisch, I wasn't aware of that feature. Looks like it was at roughly 1,000' then when it scared the missus back into her cossie.
Make that 2,100'.

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Old 26th Jan 2014, 03:54
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Have you got pics of that? pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 26th Jan 2014, 04:55
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I'm sorry jaba, but like I said mrs truthinbeer was so surprised that exiting the pool seemed like the only option at the time. Just checked UAL870 and it passed over at 4,100-4,600'. So 2,100' was indeed a surprise with or without photo. Mind you, someone on board was sure to have clicked the missus.
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Old 26th Jan 2014, 09:36
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I think the flight aware website shows Altitude referenced to Standard.

Minimum height over a built up area is 1500'. Flight Aware shows the A380 height as 1200'. What was the QNH in SYD today?
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From the NSW Police Force Airwing BookFace page:



Plus the more important bits of aviation machinery:





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Old 26th Jan 2014, 10:16
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Minimum height over a built up area is 1500'
Sure about that? I'm pretty sure it's 1,000ft

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Bit more grunt than the jetranger you used to flog the flag with, John
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Old 26th Jan 2014, 11:56
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Originally Posted by Fathom
Minimum height over a built up area is 1500'. Flight Aware shows the A380 height as 1200'. What was the QNH in SYD today?
Rubbish. Read yer CARs, 157 in particular, Capn!

Typical Airbus: wings level, one aileron up, the other???
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A380 picture is magnificent !
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Fly Neighbourly

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As long as they can glide clear of all dwellings if four engines fail then we are all good
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