Qantas B747-438 (ER) VH-OEJ QF2906
Photo: Mark Lynam
Antarctica Flightseeing Flights in association with Qantas Airways Ltd, operated a special one off sightseeing scenic day trip to Antarctica today & flying to Casey Station, and over the masses of ice flows & glaciers that is Antarctica.
Today's flight departed from Gate 12 Terminal 4 at Perth Domestic Airport, with up to 362 passengers paying premium top dollar for the privilege to experience one of the world's most isolated regions.
Qantas Airways B747-438 (ER) VH-OEJ msn 32914 named 'Wanula' operated today's charter flight & departed off RWY21 at 08.13hrs (WST+8) operating as flight QF2906.
Today's flight was flown under the command of Captain Rob Meek & Captain Steve Cairns, alongside First Officer Matt Carroll, & SO Andrew Byrne in the flightdeck.
Route: YPPH 35S16E 40S15E 45S15E 50S14E 55S13E 60S12E 65S11E CASEY and then back the same route. CASEY (S66E110) is a company waypoint created for the Antarctica charters but isn't actually where Casey station is.
Flying time: of 12hrs.52mins for the round trip, with VH-OEJ returning to Perth landing RWY21 at 21.05hrs (WST+8), just after City of Perth's 'Skyworks' Australia Day show concluded over Perth waters.
Flight Fuel: 146.300 (12:52hrs)
VFR: 4.000 (0:32hrs)
FFR: 3.900 (0.30hrs)
Planned Additional: 20.100 (2:39hrs)
So that gave 16:33hrs worth of fuel