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Boeing 737-800 (VH-YIO)
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Boeing 737-800 (VH-YIO)



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Gavin Hughes
Good demonstrations of one of the approaches to Rocky. When I used to fly to Mackay for Brampton Island back in the 70s and 80s, I was told Rocky could get some turbulence from the location between the two ranges. Can't ever recall a landing though with any noticeable adverse motion - perhaps I got lucky. Great photos Steve.
Steve VitPhoto Uploader
Thanks Gavin. Sorry to take so long to respond. I've been indulging another of my photography genres and chasing Red-Backed Fairywrens around paddocks with some little success. Just saw your comment. I can't ever recall a bumpy landing in Rocky either, but it has been a very long time since I've been on a plane. The roughest ride I ever recall was on a Short from Brisbane to Maryborough. Service was suspended and everyone was white-knuckle gripping there seats. I seriously wondered whether we had a problem with the aircraft at the time. It can get gusty here though, but even so the main issue I see around here now is the large numbers of very large birds. Pelicans and Wedge-tailed eagles being the biggest with the occasional brolga, numerous ibis and kites as well the cattle egrets. The shotguns have been out and loud recently.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
06-Aug-2021 B738Adelaide Int'l ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 13:50 ACST 15:20 AEST Cancelled
06-Aug-2021 B738Melbourne Tullamarine ()Adelaide Int'l () 12:20 AEST 12:55 ACST Cancelled
06-Aug-2021 B738Brisbane ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 09:05 AEST 11:10 AEST Scheduled
05-Aug-2021 B738Melbourne Tullamarine ()Brisbane () 18:20 AEST 20:10 AEST Scheduled
05-Aug-2021 B738Cairns Int'l ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 13:05 AEST 16:10 AEST Scheduled
05-Aug-2021 B738Melbourne Tullamarine ()Cairns Int'l () 09:00 AEST 12:05 AEST Scheduled
04-Aug-2021 B738Adelaide Int'l ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 11:46 ACST 13:14 AEST 0:57
04-Aug-2021 B738Melbourne Tullamarine ()Adelaide Int'l () 10:16 AEST 10:48 ACST 1:01
02-Aug-2021 B738Cairns Int'l ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 13:09 AEST 16:03 AEST 2:53
02-Aug-2021 B738Melbourne Tullamarine ()Cairns Int'l () 08:54 AEST 12:11 AEST 3:17
01-Aug-2021 B738Launceston ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 18:37 AEST 19:26 AEST 0:48
01-Aug-2021 B738Melbourne Tullamarine ()Launceston () 09:24 AEST 10:10 AEST 0:45
30-Jul-2021 B738Canberra Int'l ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 15:06 AEST 16:03 AEST 0:56
30-Jul-2021 B738Gold Coast ()Canberra Int'l () 12:42 AEST 14:19 AEST 1:36
30-Jul-2021 B738Canberra Int'l ()Gold Coast () 10:24 AEST 11:34 AEST 1:09
30-Jul-2021 B738Melbourne Tullamarine ()Canberra Int'l () 08:52 AEST 09:32 AEST 0:39
29-Jul-2021 B738Adelaide Int'l ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 11:53 ACST 13:19 AEST 0:56
29-Jul-2021 B738Melbourne Tullamarine ()Adelaide Int'l () 10:10 AEST 10:52 ACST 1:11
26-Jul-2021 B738Launceston ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 12:18 AEST 13:03 AEST 0:44
26-Jul-2021 B738Melbourne Tullamarine ()Launceston () 10:43 AEST 11:30 AEST 0:46
25-Jul-2021 B738Sydney ()Melbourne Tullamarine () 18:14 AEST 19:29 AEST 1:14
25-Jul-2021 B738Hamilton Island ()Sydney () 13:43 AEST 15:41 AEST 1:58
25-Jul-2021 B738Sydney ()Hamilton Island () 10:38 AEST 12:52 AEST 2:13
24-Jul-2021 B738Maroochydore/Sunshine Coast ()Sydney () 11:40 AEST 13:07 AEST 1:26
24-Jul-2021 B738Sydney ()Maroochydore/Sunshine Coast () 09:31 AEST 10:46 AEST 1:15
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