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  Reply # 2080531 29-Aug-2018 07:14
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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




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  Reply # 2080778 29-Aug-2018 13:20
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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.


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  Reply # 2084563 5-Sep-2018 21:30
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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 ; ).



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  Reply # 2084677 6-Sep-2018 07:43
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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.


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