Melbourne to Longreach – a single pilot flying adventure

Ever since getting my Private Pilot’s License I’ve flown plenty of cross-country navigation trips. I’ve flown around New South Wales a fair amount, and more recently around country Victoria too, discovering new airfields and meeting new people along the way. But apart from one trip a few years ago when I flew from Sydney to […]

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Qantas Lounge Hong Kong | Hong Kong Airport Terminal 1

The Qantas Lounge in Hong Kong Airport Terminal 1 came joint second in The Design Air’s Top 10 Airport Lounges of 2015, and it’s easy to see why. It’s located immediately after Customs and security screening in the departures hall. Make an immediate right turn after passport control and follow the signs to the lounge, it’s no more […]

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Qantas Business Class Lunch & Dinner Options Boeing 767 PHNL – YSSY

I was fortunate enough to fly business back from Honolulu to Sydney today. Here are some pictures of the Lunch and Dinner meals that were served to us. I didn’t get a chance to take a photo of the Neil Perry inspired menu but it was full of options. Each meal had a 2 choices […]

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Icing on wing leading edge Dash 8 400

At 20,000 feet between Sydney and Canberra, this photo show ice building up on the leading edge of the left wing of our Qantas Dash 8 400.You could clearly see the deicing mechanism moving that flexes the leading edge up and down to break up the ice.Ice was also building on the air intake directly […]

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No veggie option on Cityflyer to Canberra

Qantas are usually good with ensuring snacks on the cityflyer flights are veggie friendly.On the short hops (yssy-yscb on a 737-400 is around 32mins) there isn't usually a choice of snacks but it's normally something relatively generic and veggie friendly like olives and dips, or museli bars. However on QF883 tonight unfortunately this isn't the […]

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Long delays for T/O at New York JFK airport

The very badly shot photo on the left (taken on an iPhone) shows a queue of aircraft waiting behind QF108 at New York’s JFK airport on a Thursday night. No explanation for the backlog of flights was given, but leaving the gate to T/O took just short of an hour. Our Qantas 747-400 (QF108) also […]

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Qantas Canberra to Sydney inflight meal

A snap of the inflight meal given to me on a Cityflyer flight from YSCB to YSSY. A Carmen's snack-fest, with roasted chic peas, muesli slice and pretzels. The bottle of Chardy was my addition.I literally got halfway through the chic peas before the cabin crew were requested to prepare for landing. Such a short […]

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