Sydney Saturday - Awesome Sydney Trip

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Sydney Saturday - Awesome Sydney Trip

Postby Evan Yananyi » Thu May 14, 2015 9:58 pm

Intro
Hi Jetspotters,
Evan Yananyi here. I will show you guys my photos from my splendid trip to one of my favorite cities in the world. On October 18th 2014, I took a 9hr day-trip with my dad to Sydney, and I booked on June 1st 2014, when Jetstar was celebrating their 10th birthday. This was when the hash tag #jetstargeneration first came into use. Dad and I managed to get hold of $55 ADL-SYD one way PP,fares and including taxes, was all up $274! Cheap!
So, without further ado, lets get into the trip :mrgreen: !

Adelaide Airport
Dad and I got to Adelaide Airport after four long months of waiting. We got there at the break of dawn, 2hrs before the flight, and I captured this awesome shot of the ramp in the dawn light, one of my favorite shots for the trip.

ImageDawn at Adelaide Airport (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr

Date: Saturday October 18th 2014
Airline: Jetstar
Flight Number/Route: JQ761 ADL-SYD
Aircraft: Airbus A320
Rego: VH-VQF
Flight Time: 1hr34min
Seat (me): 16F
Seat (Dad): 16E
Load Factor: 90-95%
Time departed: 0828 SA time
Time arrived: 1032 NSW time
Runway departed: 05
Runway Arrived: 34L


We would be flying on flight JQ761 to Sydney on VH-VQF which was the first A320 delivered wearing the billboard titles as seen on older Jetstar A330s (VH-EBA,EBC etc.) People in rows 1-15 were to board through the airbridge while 16-30 went through the back, which was AWESOME! I snuck these shots on the way out:
ImageOn the ramp (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
ImageHeading for the back stairs (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
The cabin whilst boarding
ImageCabin (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Very soon, it was time to go :P ! I had two windows, this window was number 2. It has a great view of the wing
ImageTaxiing (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Dad and I recorded the takeoff and I uploaded mine to YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVq9ybI ... S5uXt6oN3d
I snapped this shot on departure from Runway 05.
ImageYPAD after takeoff (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
We flew over Murray Bridge:
ImagePA180105 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
I got up to walk around the cabin about halfway in after dad bought an Egg, Mayo and Lettuce sandwich and gave one to me, it cost $3.50. I don't like egg, mayo or lettuce but it was good!
Here is the cabin from row 30
ImagePA180144 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
I walked up to row 1 and sat in seat 1F, here I am in that seat and the seat's view
ImagePA180154 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
ImagePA180153 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
As I walked back to seat 16F, I sat in seat 12A.
ImagePA180158 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Here is a view from window one of 16F.
ImagePA180165 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Very soon it was time to land :( . We went into a thick cloud layer and went onto the runway 34L approach. It was a smooth landing which Dad and I recorded. Here is mine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEjJ6cz9d9s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKJc77c_55A
You know this is Sydney when this is your view :P
ImageTypical Sydney scene (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
I went into the flightdeck.
ImageIn VQF's cockpit (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
While walking in the terminal, I saw VH-OEJ
ImageVH-OEJ (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
After an enjoyable flight we went to the CBD on the bus to Central station and walked to QVB. Here is a shot of me looking at the train system.
ImagePA180264 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
This is the first part, second part to follow :mrgreen:
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Re: Sydney Saturday - Awesome Sydney Trip

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Thu May 14, 2015 10:07 pm

Great report and photos.
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Re: Sydney Saturday - Awesome Sydney Trip

Postby Evan Yananyi » Thu May 14, 2015 10:08 pm

Second part :mrgreen:
This will include activities done in the CBD.
Dad and I met up with two friends who live in Sydney. We walked to the QVB together.
Here is a shot of Central Station
ImagePA180285 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Nice colour contrast
ImagePA180296 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
More buildings
ImagePA180297 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
The buildings are HUGE! One of our friends we were with took my camera and took this shot:
ImagePA180303 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
QVB :mrgreen:
ImagePA180305 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
We went to the shop of my dreams :) :D :P :mrgreen: :lol:
ImageHobbyco at QVB (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
There were many models here, I took pics of some I'd like to get. I got three models, all in 1:400 scale. JC Wings Jetstar Jaffa, Gemini Jets Mendoowoorrji and Gemini Jets Qantas Freight Boeing 767-300F
ImageGemini Jets models in Hobbyco (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
ImageQ400 model at Hobbyco (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Clocktower in QVB
ImageClock in QVB (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
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Re: Sydney Saturday - Awesome Sydney Trip

Postby Evan Yananyi » Thu May 14, 2015 10:08 pm

Second part :mrgreen:
This will include activities done in the CBD.
Dad and I met up with two friends who live in Sydney. We walked to the QVB together.
Here is a shot of Central Station
ImagePA180285 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Nice colour contrast
ImagePA180296 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
More buildings
ImagePA180297 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
The buildings are HUGE! One of our friends we were with took my camera took this shot:
ImagePA180303 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Clocktower in the centre of the QVB
ImageClock in QVB (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
QVB :mrgreen:
ImagePA180305 by Ev Brown, on Flickr
We went to the shop of my dreams :) :D :P :mrgreen: :lol:
ImageHobbyco at QVB (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
There were many models here, I took pics of some I'd like to get
ImageGemini Jets models in Hobbyco (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
ImageQ400 model at Hobbyco (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Clocktower in QVB
ImageClock in QVB (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Third part is spotting at Rydges
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Re: Sydney Saturday - Awesome Sydney Trip

Postby Evan Yananyi » Thu May 14, 2015 10:10 pm

Ryan Hothersall wrote:Great report and photos.

Thanks :P
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Re: Sydney Saturday - Awesome Sydney Trip

Postby Evan Yananyi » Thu May 14, 2015 10:24 pm

Part three is spotting pics from Rydges.
Alan Joyce has a road named after him
ImageSign to the airport (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Here are my spotting shots.
CS-TQY, not sure why this was in
ImageCS-TQY @ Rydges (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
VH-OGM arrived as QF438 from Melbourne :mrgreen: , another favorite shot. This was a reason why I wanted to go to Sydney: to see these planes one last time
ImageVH-OGM @ Rydges (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
VH-OJI as QF64 from Johannesburg
ImageVH-OJI @ Rydges (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
MD-11 and 777-200ER
Image777-200ER and MD-11 @ Rydges (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
The gate directly head on with the Rydges Rooftop was an A380 :mrgreen:
ImageA380 head on @ Rydges (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
9M-MTI with the UPS MD-11
ImageTwo in one @ Rydges (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Dad went to Canberra in March 2014 and saw this and thought it was a Dash 8. It was ATR72 VH-VPI. Dad loves planes but he doesn;'t know them all just yet, I'm teaching him the different planes. From a distance, the ATR does look like a Dash 8, I suppose
ImageVH-VPI @ Rydges (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
ZK-OJA as NZ763 from Norfolk Island
ImageZK-OJA @ Rydges (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Two A320 operators out of three in one shot
Image2/3 A320 operators in Australia @ Rydges (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
VH-OQL off to LAX as QF11...2+hrs late
ImageVH-OQL off to LAX @ Rydges (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
VH-VBZ from Ayres Rock. Gosh I miss this livery
ImageVH-VBZ @ Rydges (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
I didn't get many shots as my camera nearly went flat so Dad took alot of photos, but I will tell you some he got but I didn't: BA 77W, JQ A321, SQ 77W
Part 4 will have my flight home :cry:
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Re: Sydney Saturday - Awesome Sydney Trip

Postby Evan Yananyi » Thu May 14, 2015 10:44 pm

Part Four: Time to go home :shock: :( :cry:
We caught the bus to the domestic terminal. Here is some spotting:
VH-EKX
ImageVH-EKX (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
VH-VBZ
ImageVH-VBZ (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
VH-FVY
ImageVH-FVY (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
A 787 taxis out :mrgreen:
ImageVH-VKE (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
The UPS MD11 took off
ImageN279UP (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
VH-VKE to Phuket :mrgreen:
ImageVH-VKE (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
VH-VQF, since this morning when we went on her, she went to Hamilton Island and back.
ImageVH-VQF (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
VH-VQS arrived from Ballina, she would fly us home. I wished for a sharklet-equipped A320, VH-VFN or VH-VGF but at least S is my favorite alphabet letter and VH-VQS' rego had S in it :wink: :?
ImageVH-VQS (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Date: Saturday October 18th 2014
Airline: Jetstar
Flight Number/Route: JQ822 SYD-ADL
Aircraft: Airbus A320
Rego: VH-VQS
Flight Time: 1hr41min
Seat (me): 10A
Seat (Dad): 10B
Load Factor: 95-100%
Time departed: 1926 NSW time
Time arrived: 2037 SA time
Runway departed: 16L
Runway Arrived: 23

Two more 767 sightings, VH-OGI
ImageVH-OGI (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
and VH-OGO, this was the last Qantas 767 I ever saw :( :shock: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
ImageVH-OGO, the final Qantas 767 I ever saw (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
We pushed back on time. View from 10A was good
ImageTaxiing to the active on VH-VQS as JQ822 (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
We departed from 16L straightaway after lining up onto the runway. I filmed the takeoff:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg2yb-di03s
Farewell Sydney :cry: . I got this shot after takeoff
ImageSee ya Sydney (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Beautiful sunset
ImageSunset (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Wollongong from the air
ImageWollongong (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Dad got pringles. You give me pringles, this is my sign of appreciation
ImageDuck Face (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
I got up and walked to the toilet, and when I came out, I walked from row 30-10, recording the cabin walkthrough:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CczhbYFgIo
Approaching Adelaide. Last seconds of the trip :cry: Window fogged up :x
ImageApproaching Adelaide (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Hard to get this shot with a fogged up window. Reverses out after arrival on runway 23
ImageTouchdown (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
Landing video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdN2xtsXCk0
Went into the flightdeck
ImageCockpit (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
One last look of VQS before leaving
ImageVH-VQS with taxi lights on (18/10/14) by Ev Brown, on Flickr
I unboxed the three models at home, here they are:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxpmO1Cc9b0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuegM0DCFFQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVanbdK3QNw
Epilogue
Great trip, 100% recommend Jetstar to anyone. $274 well spent. Look for more reports. Thanks for reading :mrgreen: See ya next time :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Sydney Saturday - Awesome Sydney Trip

Postby Michael G » Fri May 15, 2015 8:34 am

Nice report Evan. Well done! Cheers, Michael
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Re: Sydney Saturday - Awesome Sydney Trip

Postby Evan Yananyi » Fri May 15, 2015 5:05 pm

Michael G wrote:Nice report Evan. Well done! Cheers, Michael

Thank you Michael :wink: :)
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