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    B737NEO to do trials in Oz

    N8704Q wearing Boeing livery will be leaving Guam about 12.45pm today for Darwin to do a few days of testflights while it is nice and hot. Arrives in DRW around 6.30pm tonight Darwin time

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    LOONs over Oz

    Currently ten LOON Balloons over north Queensland. Been a few around during the last week but this lot appeared overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airnrail View Post
    LOONs over Oz

    Currently ten LOON Balloons over north Queensland. Been a few around during the last week but this lot appeared overnight.
    Great spotting John, and thanks for posting.

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    Apparently there's currently an upper level trough over Queensland extending out and pushing across and into the Tasman. This might make short work of these 'Loons' up there. They'll likely soon be out over the Pacific and offering high speed internet connection to schools of fish.

    Wonder how long they've been up and from whence they came? They're all scooting along at a fair clip- averaging about 35-40kts at 60-62,000ft. Interesting to watch.

    This explanation of their purpose is likely found elsewhere but in case it can't be easily located and anyone is wondering I'll also post it here;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Loon

    As well as the group over northern Queensland there's also one southwest of Darwin and two on roughly either border (west and east) of South Australia.


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    YSSY2/T-YSSY4 [SBS-1 Basestation w/- SSE-1090 SJ Mk2 Antenna (Thanks Delcomp) ] [Uniden UBCD996T w/- 16 element Wideband Discone VHF/UHF Antenna, and tuned 108MHz-137MHz Airband Antenna] [Trialing a home-brew 1090MHz collinear antenna]

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    Check out earth.nulschool.net and chose 90hpa for that altitude

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    MAS128

    Link below to the very short flight around Melbourne last night by MAS128 after some loony claimed - falsely - to have brought a bomb on board.

    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f...mh128/#d92c61e

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    No more Emirates SYD-AKL

    Reports today that Emirates EK418/419 SYD - AKL will cease after 13th July to be replaced by a an additional Qantas A330 codeshare. These are interesting flights for radarspotters because the route is Dubai - Bangkok - Sydney - Auckland and different aircraft generally operate the inbound and outbound legs. The plane that operates EK418 from Sydney becomes EK435 back to Dubai via Brisbane while the one that arrived from Brisbane as EK434 leaves for Dubai via Sydney and Bangkok as EK419.

    There was a theory around that Emirates only started the SYD - AKL service because it was cheaper to fly to NZ, picking up a bit of revenue on the way, than park all day at Sydney airport making nothing! Believe it if you like but there will certainly be a bit more parking space at Auckland soon. With the direct DBX - AKL flight now in place I wonder how much more life is left in the MEL - AKL and/or BNE - AKL daily A380s

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    They've even had to add more gates at akl to stop double stacking with all the SQs in too around same time.

    It would be hard to roll our leg back to a 330 with them leaving service. Guess we could see the ge90s back if our leg comes short too

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    RAAF Poseidon P-8A

    First one of these Orion replacements I've seen. In the screen shot it's going from from Edinburgh SA to Amberley Qld. No doubt this aircraft will be blocked pretty soon, probably not by the RAAF but by FR24.
    PoseidonP-8A.jpg

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    Hi airnrail and others - I see F-YDVR Docker River is still operating but it doesn't appear in the shared stats listings. I was thinking it might be like F-YPTN2 which shows the USA flag ... anyone got any ideas ??

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