Storms in BNE tonight (Mon 8 Oct)

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IainF

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Nathan75 said:
Well I made it to my plane dead last as I was drinking with LW. Just made it.

Worst flight ever. Dash 8 to MKY and spent half 3/4 of the flight with the belt light on and heaps of turbulance. Not that it worries us glider pilots, we look for turbulance (best thermals). They even had to stop the in flight service and didn't get to finish it.

Longest 2 hours of my life to date.

Didn't think I'd get home after all the afternoon storms hanging around and when I heard thunder in Rocky this morning I thought I'd be stuck.

Anyway I'm finally back in BNE (got the 1520 out of Rocky).

There's no place like home.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I was just behind you on the 1950 out of Rocky....

I have had a bad run this week with trips to Cairns, Hervey Bay, Mackay and Rockhampton... all day trips, all gettting back into BNE after 6pm.....
I thought that my trip from HVB on Wednesday night was bad due to the storms over the Sunshine Coast but last nights trip was WWAAAAAYYY worse.
The incoming flight had numerous people vomiting and thus they had a delay whilst the FA's and local crew tried to clean the mess up.
There was a changing of seats to accomadate the mess, and when we took off about an hour late, we were advised it was going to be a bumpy ride.
Bit of an understatement....

Good thing they refreshed the supply of sick bags. Multiple people using them and a quite a few screams as the Dash 8 lurched around for a good hour.

I do have to give
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to the two young (under 25) FA's who handled everything with aplomb, and were constantly reasurring pax that this was all normal and nothing to be worried about.

I am more than happy to wait for a plane if it means a smoother ride....

Good job QantasLink/Sunstate !!
 

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OT: Issues in MEL last night

Nothing so dramatic as BNE, but last night MEL had many delays and diversions due to low cloud/inclement weather.
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[B]Melbourne Domestic on Thursday, 11 October 2007 [/B]
QF802  Perth      18:15 18:29 Landed 	 
QF2058 Devonport  18:20	18:22 Landed 	 
JQ710  Hobart     18:25	18:47 Landed 	 
QF819  Canberra   18:25	18:40 Landed 	 
QF453  Sydney     18:30	19:27 Landed 	 
QF2085 Mildura    18:35	18:57 Landed 	 
QF455  Canberra   19:00	21:58 Landed 	 
QF455  Sydney     19:00	19:54 Routed via Canberra 	 
QF692  Adelaide   19:05	19:15 Landed 	 
QF476  Perth      19:10	00:10 (Fri) 	Cancelled 	 
QF631  Canberra   19:15	22:40 Landed 	 
QF631  Brisbane   19:15	20:40 Routed via Canberra 	 
QF459  Sydney     19:30	20:05 Landed 	 
QF797  Alice Sp.  19:30	20:13 Landed 	 
QF833  Canberra   19:30	20:08 Landed 	 
QF694  Adelaide   19:50	20:34 Landed 	 
QF483  Canberra   19:55	20:37 Landed 	 
QF463  Sydney     20:00	20:47 Landed 	 
QF2095 Albury     20:05	22:34 Landed 	 
QF2095 Newcastle  20:05	20:40 Routed via Albury 	 
JQ744  Launceston 20:10	21:05 Landed 	 
JQ479  Newcastle  20:15	20:50 Landed 	 
QF635  Brisbane   20:15	20:41 Landed 	 
QF465  Sydney     20:30	21:17 Landed 	 
JQ445  Gold Coast 20:35	21:07 Landed 	 
QF768  Perth      20:40	21:34 Landed 	 
QF467  Sydney     21:00	21:24 Landed
 

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These pictures of the storm on Tues 9 Oct 07 might be of interest to some...

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PPW, thanks for the images.

I can relate to the environment as I often stay at my BIL's place at Rivera Tcs on the river (at the LH edge of the 3rd pic).

Cheers ... :D
 

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Hey Wunala Dreaming,

Can you please clear out some space in your box as I can't PM you due fullness.
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Inclement weather is once again causing problems at Brisbane tonight, almost exclusively just for arriving flights.

One Virgin Blue flight is currently circling the Toowoomba area and the other the Gold Coast area. Various flights have been delayed.

As you can see, a number of QF/JQ services have diverted to OOL:

Code:
JQ891     Mackay         20:45     22.40         Routed via Gold Coast      
QF1079     Mount Isa     20:45     23.15         Routed via Gold Coast      
QF548     Sydney         20:45     23:15         Routed via Gold Coast 
QF634     Melbourne     21:10     23.25         Routed via Gold Coast
QF552     Sydney         21:35     23:10         Routed via Gold Coast
QF656     Adelaide     22:00     22:46          Estimated      
QF636     Melbourne     22:30     23:01         Estimated      
QF556     Sydney         22:35     00:25 (Fri)     Estimated
JQ640     Avalon         23:15     00:10 (Fri)     Estimated
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I am in Brisbane at the moment (Springwood, 15 min from the airport) .... great lightning show once again tonight, but it seems to have moved off now.. can't see any approaching a/c though!
 

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I Was on QF548 last night, ( and early this morning )

It was certainly the longest time on a plane from SYD -BNE that i have ever had,

I must say though,

The QF cabin staff did a great job it what was trying times.

But i do question why we left SYD at all, i suspect so we did not breach the curfew, ( if we had not left we might not have left before curfew is what i mean) and then it would have been hotel rooms all round i guess ??
But you would think that the pilots would have know what the weather was doing in BNE before leaving the gate in SYD.

Anyhow so after flying in cirlces for about 1 hour, we diverted to the G/C.

There was, at one stage, at least 9 jets on the ground in coolangatta, with only 1 ground engineer ! he was one busy fellow.
We sat on the taxi way for around an hour or so, with engines running , before we could get a spot to refuel,

There was discussion going around regarding the pilots and their "time on duty" aparrently it was pretty close to needing a new crew. But that is just what i heard from another PAX.

In the end we did not land in BNE until 00.20 (fri) so it was a LONG day, specialy seeing i was up at 5am for a flight SYD - Albury yesterday morning.

anyhow, i only just got to work this morning, as a sleep in was very much needed !!

I hope thats my last problem like that for a while.

MM
 

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mm472 said:
I Was on QF548 last night, ( and early this morning )

It was certainly the longest time on a plane from SYD -BNE that i have ever had,

A friend-of-a-friend works as a Jetstar hostie. She regularly does the OOL-SYD run and the curfew is very strict. They recently were running late and approached SYD at 3 minutes into the curfew and HO ordered them back to Qld..
 

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Chaos in the BNE QP. Airport is now open after shutting for 50mins.
Standing room only,long lines at the bar....I'm just working away on the long glass table under the SKY news TV screen:mrgreen:
 

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Wouldn't have surprised me at all - work near the City and there was lots of thunder but no lightning. The clouds north (near the airport) looked a lot worse.

BoM report said:

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely. 3 cm hail was reported from Albany Creek around 2:30 pm.

That's about 15kms directly east from the airport...and only about 4kms from my home. Better ring the wife and see how the house and dogs are
 

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We got a nice cover of hail in the early afternoon as one of the storms passed overhead.
 

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mm472 said:
I Was on QF548 last night, ( and early this morning )

But i do question why we left SYD at all, i suspect so we did not breach the curfew, ( if we had not left we might not have left before curfew is what i mean) and then it would have been hotel rooms all round i guess ??
mm472,
This would have been worked out by the airline from a business perspective and the pilots from an flying perspective. The airline would be considering the hotel etc costs and the pilots considering if they could actually get to BNE.
mm472 said:
But you would think that the pilots would have know what the weather was doing in BNE before leaving the gate in SYD.
mm472,
The pilots would have had the weather forecasts which then help them with their decision making process, however that's all the forecast does. It helps :!: From the forecast they would see that they would need holding fuel and/or fuel to divert to a suitable alternate. It doesn't say yes you can or no you can't land at BNE.
They would not have left SYD without a reasonable expectation of being able to land at BNE or they would not have left at all.
 

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mmm and some good fireworks and rain at Benowa (Gold Coast) which I got to view from the 15th floor. On the Radar looks like more coming...
 

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Bill,

Thanks for your reply,

I was not having a winge , more of just a,
"I was a little supprised," :shock:

Interesting though both, the cabin crew and the pilots, made refference to the recent accident in Indonesia.

I was very glad we did not try to land into BNE during the storm, Sliding sideways down the runway in the rain, does nothing for me at all !! :mrgreen:

MM
 
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mm472 said:
Bill,

Thanks for your reply,

I was not having a winge , more of just a,
"I was a little supprised," :shock:

Interesting though both, the cabin crew and the pilots, made refference to the recent accident in Indonesia.

I was very glad we did not try to land into BNE during the storm, Sliding sideways down the runway in the rain, does nothing for me at all !! :mrgreen:

MM
Glad to see you all arrived safely.

As the say. If you think safety is expensive then try having an accident :!:
 

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Well, it's pretty poor weather up here today and after last night's storms, the weather bureau is prempting the storms by issuing a Severe Storm Warning.

BOM said:
Although no severe thunderstorms are currently visible on radar over southeast Queensland, they are still expected to form in inland parts of the warning area over the next several hours.

Damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and large hailstones are possible.

Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Laidley, Gatton, Toowoomba, Esk, Dalby and Kingaroy.
Could make for an interesting afternoon as they move toward BNE.

There were also some pretty bad storms last night that caused some local flooding around Brisbane. We had some sails torn to shreds with a big front about 11pm and the rain was blowing horizontally for a good hour. Good thing was we received 54mm of rain so all the tanks are full and it's back to 8min showers for at least the next week while all the city-slickers stick with their four minute times showers. ;)

Incidentally, I was checking the effect on any of the midnight departures to Asia and noted that Air NZ had an inbound flight due at 3ish (am) from ROK?? :confused: Flight number was NZ 6035.
 
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littl_flier said:
Well, it's pretty poor weather up here today and after last night's storms, the weather bureau is prempting the storms by issuing a Severe Starm Warning.
Beware of those severe starms ... that can really sneak up on you :p
 

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NM said:
Beware of those severe starms ... that can really sneak up on you :p
Indeed NM, I hear that it's an intergalactic experience like none other that will de-erect anything in it's path. :mrgreen:
 
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