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    Re: The moment I've been waiting for...

     

     

    Flying back to Sydney!! smiley
     
    To some it might be just another city far away, but to me it is a place where sparkling dreams launch into orbit ;-)
     
    QF12 will take us to Australia tonight; scheduled take off from Los Angeles (LAX) is in about 7 hours. I’ll update as much as I can in real-time as we go, this should be fun with my new jet black iPhone.
     
    My “Graffiti Girl” and our beloved daughter can’t wait till we land… 
     
    I hope to see some GT3s in Sydney :)

     

     

     


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    We are at the gate now :) Unfortunately our flight shows a 30 min delay but it is no biggie considering where we are going. Our airplane is patiently sitting on the ramp while it is being checked and serviced for its next leg back home to Australia...


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    On board now and ready to go...it is freezing in the cabin ;-)


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    Have a wonderdul trip Pilot!


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    Pilot:

    On board now and ready to go...it is freezing in the cabin ;-)

    747-400? Smiley

    I like it when it is colder in the cabin, I can always use a blanket if it is cold. Most of the time however, it is too warm and when your seat neighbors (not directly, I usually fly with family only) sweat or have bad breath, you can smell these odors in the warm air, I hate it. Smiley

    Have fun Smiley in Australia...I bet it is warmer than in Bavaria there. Smiley


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    Suspect Pilot may be a bit quiet for the next few hours 

    RC, A380

     

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    DJM48:

    Suspect Pilot may be a bit quiet for the next few hours 

    RC, A380

    I love flying with the A380...so quiet, even in economy. Smiley Did at least five or six trips in the A380 (Frankfurt/Miami and Frankfurt/Los Angeles).

    Lately, I had only the chance to fly in the A330 and A340, Lufthansa uses the A380 only from Frankfurt to Miami and back. We usually fly from Munich to Tampa (a friend of ours moved there a while ago and we always visit him for a couple of days) or to Miami and no A380 is used for this route. Don't have a clue why because Munich airport can also be used by A380. Smiley

    Enjoy your flight and have a safe trip. Smiley

     


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    Sydney
     
    Yay! We just arrived Down Under :) It is summer, it is warm, and the pilot is very happy! 

     

    The flight was cool; we reached our highest cruising altitude at 40,000 feet about 3 hours out from Sydney. Cabin service was interrupted once (about two hours into our flight when they had just started serving dinner) when everybody, including cabin crew, had to strap in for turbulence warning received by other airlines ahead of us.

     

    On a side note, the QANTAS A380's cabin temperature was kept unusually low the entire flight. All three of us pretty much arrived well-chilled ;-)

     

    Now off to go through Customs again...


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    Ha, back at it again Pilot!  When you retire I can safely predict you will be like us.... we're now 3 weeks into our 10 week stay at a house ~350km north of Sydney.  If you like 2 weeks here you will love 2 months here.  As you will hear it is a very hot summer in many parts of the country, just getting some relief this week. Enjoy your stay! 


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    Customs is done and, like everywhere in Australia, they were very friendly :)


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    Bikinis and curves...

     

    I admit it, I'm drawn to curves! Just like our GT3s or any 911, or a beautiful curvy road to experience the characteristics of them, I also admire the subtle curvy lines of a bikini...

     

    This is day number two of a three week summer vacation in Australia. I'm slowly starting to acclimate to the higher humidity which I'm not used to coming from California. Jet lag is not an issue, I learned to deal with that finally ;-)

     


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    Oof GG, you're giving me a hard time here! Lovely curves and a stunning backdrop... What can I say!


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    Okay, we just got back from the beach doing our morning run. Everyone here says hello! We have high tide right now and playing in the warm waves was pure fun.

    Thank you for all your contributions to this thread, because it is about sharing and giving back...

    @Joost: My daughter says hello ;-) Glad you like it so far...it is drop dead gorgeous Down Under!

    @RC: Thanks, it is very nice and warm here. By the way, it was an A380 and I concur on the cabin climate versus the 747. For me the temperature on this flight however was way too cold and both my girls felt more like ice bears to me ha ha :)

    @DJM48: Yay! Glad to be back to Australia! kiss

    @4trac: I actually don't want to retire here, I wouldn't mind living here though... ;-)

     


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    Pilot will be happy.

    The rest of us in Sydney have to go to work in this heat!

     

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    Finish work

    Go to beach

    Life is good 😊 

     

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    Life is definitely good! I have a comfortable cool breeze here right now...indecision


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    and me a cold wind surprise 

    can't wait for some warm weather !  Two of my local best friends just got the news yesterday that their 16 year old daughters are going to Adelaide in September as a one year exchange student course blush


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    Gnil:

    and me a cold wind surprise 

    can't wait for some warm weather !  Two of my local best friends just got the news yesterday that their 16 year old daughters are going to Adelaide in September as a one year exchange student course blush

    Smiley I hate the weather right now. 

    Tomorrow I am going to be in Lech/Austria but the only fun thing will be the drive there (in my R8). Smiley

    Can't wait for spring and summer and after seeing that Australia beach photo I have to say too: Life can be beautiful, if you live in the "right" region. Smiley


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    It is Saturday here and I'm up since 4:30 am :) Sunrise according to my iPhone will occur at 6:23. Currently it has 25 degrees C, which is not too shabby for an early morning. I lost perspective weather wise. Everyone else is still tucked away in their beds...

    RC, have fun driving your R8 :) I'm sure it is going to be a great time! Maybe you and Gnil can join up somewhere halfway?

    Yay! My daughter just got up and made me a fresh cup of coffee! cool


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    The airplane that brought us here ;-)

    QF12 cruising relentlessly at 40,000 feet towards its final destination: Sydney!

    We had quite a few seatbelt warnings on this flight and as a safety precaution, no hot beverage were served during these periods (they served no hot drinks at all). The flight crew did their best, reducing the airplane's speed and flying zig-zag through the tropical centers to avoid trouble spots that popped up on the the radar screens.

    I really enjoy flying with Qantas and how they keep pushing the spirit of Australia as soon as you step on board :)

     


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    Pilot:

    It is Saturday here and I'm up since 4:30 am :) Sunrise according to my iPhone will occur at 6:23. Currently it has 25 degrees C, which is not too shabby for an early morning. I lost perspective weather wise. Everyone else is still tucked away in their beds...

    RC, have fun driving your R8 :) I'm sure it is going to be a great time! Maybe you and Gnil can join up somewhere halfway?

    Yay! My daughter just got up and made me a fresh cup of coffee! cool

    Great daughter. Smiley Usually, I have to make my daughter her coffee... Smiley Smiley

    Well...I had a great time driving my R8 but I'm really not too fond of that white stuff... Smiley

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    is that the A380?

     


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    sfo:

    is that the A380?

     

    I was just about to reply "no, this is a R8" but then I saw you replied to Pilot. Smiley Smiley


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    sfo:

    is that the A380?

     

    Yes, it is! It is a screenshot of the live feed into the cabin from the camera in the vertical fin. Pretty cool :)


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    RC, thank you for complimenting on my daughter's "dad skills" ;-) She is one of the good ones and tries to keep me out of trouble most of the time. smiley

    Your R8 in white looks just right in the snow! kiss I like this shot a lot! I bet you had some real fun driving in all the white stuff ;-)

     

     


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    Yay! It is Valentine's Day...

    ...here in Australia! How many hearts do you count?

    Celebrating this day with my sweetheart remains as special as always! Just a few more hours and she can unwrap her surprise gift :)

    I hope she likes it as much as I do, since I've had my eye on it for many years; I was just waiting for the perfect color...

     


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    LV strikes again...


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    SciFrog:

    LV strikes again...

    Yes, it did :) and she loves it!!


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    SciFrog:

    LV strikes again...

    Smiley Women just love their LV stuff (and men are happy that prices are more affordable than for Hermes Smiley Smiley). Smiley


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    Daughters that make you smile...

    These are from this morning after we had a stormy night up here! The sea was so warm and calm and just perfect for a photo shoot with my daughter ;-)

    The longer I stay here, the more I fall in love with all this!

     

     

     


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