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A Variety at MEL.

Postby Mitch » Tue May 02, 2017 9:13 pm

I drove an hour this morning from Geelong to Melbourne to get a photo of the Cathay Pacific A350 coming in to land, and I almost missed it because it was 45 minuts early. :oops:

Here are some of the photos I got today.

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The third A350-900 to be delivered to Cathay Pacific (B-LRC) coming in to land on RWY27 after completing flight CX105 from Hong Kong. This aircraft will celebrate it's first birthday next month.

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The red tail of Australia's flag carrier on a Boeing 737-800 (VH-VYA) comes in from Canberra under the guise of QF811.

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A Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 (VH-YFT) comes into land from Sydney on VA824.

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This beast of the Air New Zealand fleet, a Boeing 777-319ER (ZK-OKO) comes in a short hop over the river from Auckland.

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The bigger brother of Qantas' domestic fleet, an Airbus A330-202 (VH-EBK) comes in from Sydney.

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The airline at the centre of News Limited's tirade comes in to land from the Gold Coast. This Airbus A321-231 (VH-VWN) is not even six months old.

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In between an Airbus and a Boeing, this little beauty came out of the clouds. A QantasLink Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 (VH-QOB) roars in from Launceston.

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It has always been my goal to photograph both Retro Roo jets in the Qantas fleet and today I hit that goal. I think I actually said "oh, yes!" out loud when I saw this beauty come in. Qantas' Retro Roo One, a Boeing 737-800 (VH-XZP) comes in from Sydney.

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It was awesome to get this photo. Not only did I photography one beastly 777, but I also managed to get two huge ones in the same photo. Here we see the flagship 777 of the Virgin Australia fleet, bearing the registration VH-VOZ takes off on the newly commissioned Melbourne to LAX direct route. And in the background is Virgin's codeshare partner to Europe, an Etihad 777.

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And finally, the beast of the skies comes in to land from Abu Dhabi. This Etihad Airbus A380 (A6-APD) completing it's final decent onto RWY16.

As always: comments, questions and criticisms are always welcome.

Cheers,
Mitch :lol:
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Re: A Variety at MEL [02/05/2017]

Postby BroadGauge » Wed May 03, 2017 6:29 am

Nice photos. Were these taken from down around Operations Road to the west?
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Re: A Variety at MEL [02/05/2017]

Postby Mitch » Wed May 03, 2017 7:38 am

They were using 27 yesterday so it was Sunbury Road. The only photo taken at Operations Rd was the Virgin 777.

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Re: A Variety at MEL.

Postby Mitch » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:02 pm

Seeing as I post a lot of aviation photos, I thought I'd consolidate into one thread rather than continuing to create more ones.

This morning I had to drop a friend off at the airport so that he can move back to his Canadian motherland, so I spent a few hours at the airport. A lot of international airlines come in during the morning so I got a few snaps of them.

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An Air Asia X Airbus A330-343 (9M-XXW) comes in to land in the morning from Hong Kong.

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A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (VN-A862) of the national carrier of Vietnam, aptly named Vietnam Airlines, flies into Melbourne from Ho Chi Minh City.

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The one of many Chinese airlines that operate into Melbourne, this China Southern Airbus A330-323 (B-5917) comes in from Guangzhou.

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Another of the dynasty airlines that fly into Melbourne, this time from Shanghai Airlines. This Shanghai Airlines Airbus A330-243 (B-5931) lands from Shanghai.

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This Garuda Indonesia Airbus A330-343 (PK-GPY) jets out from RWY27 on its way to Ngurah Rai (Denpasar).

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This Airbus A330-323 (9M-MTM) sporting the Malaysian Airlines colours takes off from RWY16 on it's way to Kuala Lumpur.

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The smaller sibling of the Etihad Airways long-haul fleet, this Boeing 777-300ER (A6-ETS) powers out of Melbourne on it's way to Abu Dhabi.

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The second smallest of the QantasLink fleet, this Boeing 717-200 (VH-YXW) lifts off on it's way to Hobart.

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As an homage to liveries of years gone - Qantas' Retro Roo II, a Boeing 737-800 (VH-VXQ) on it's way to Brisbane.

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