Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 
14222 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2626

Trusted

  Reply # 2080531 29-Aug-2018 07:14
Send private message

Oblivian:

 

Fred99:

 

 

 

As for the Aus -> South America flights, before flight tracking websites, I'd seen contrails from planes at cruising altitude over Chch heading to or from the SE, wondered where they were going or coming from - it's not intuitive that a Sydney -> Chile flight should fly over Chch, yet I think even that's North of typical flight path, depending on jetstream winds they're often well South, not overflying mainland NZ at all.

 


Anywhere from wellington to half way to Antarctica is the norm.

 

It's stopped here a few times (one recently) for medical emergency enroute

 

 

Agree, the flight path will vary to hook onto jetstreams or avoid headwind jetstreams. They can go well out of their way to grab a free tailwind




1212 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 311


  Reply # 2080778 29-Aug-2018 13:20
Send private message

There's one especially good youtube about a Qantas 747 that had to turn back to Christchurch to take on more fuel.

 

The 747 was heading for Sydney & had come from Argentina or Chile.


 
 
 
 


gzt

10415 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1631


  Reply # 2084563 5-Sep-2018 21:30
Send private message

People used to drink and do talkback radio. Now they go on Stuff comments. Times change.

Comments are known to deteriorate on Saturday and Sunday night geekzone now and then ; ).



1212 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 311


  Reply # 2084677 6-Sep-2018 07:43
Send private message

gzt: People used to drink and do talkback radio. Now they go on Stuff comments. Times change.

Comments are known to deteriorate on Saturday and Sunday night geekzone now and then ; ).

 

You would have to have the patience of a Saint to be a talkback host.  About one call in 20 might be intelligent and interesting.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.