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Avro RJ-100 Avroliner (VH-NJE) - Adelaide, South Australia, September 1, 2020. Jetex (Cobham) Flt 238 from Carrapateena Airport is about to touch down on Rw 05.
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Avro RJ-100 Avroliner (VH-NJE)


Adelaide, South Australia, September 1, 2020. Jetex (Cobham) Flt 238 from Carrapateena Airport is about to touch down on Rw 05.


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Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
The Carrapateena Mine is about 260 miles NNE of Adelaide and is currently served by Cobham Aviation Services for fly-in/fly-out workers.

The plane is over a mile from my location and the pic clearly suffers a little from heat distortion and significant cropping has reduced the clarity. About an hour earlier though (and a few degrees cooler) a Singapore Airlines A359 landed and the distortion in those pics rendered all of them usable. Our atmosphere does strange things.
Darryl Sarno
Nice catch!
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thank you Darryl.
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Correction to direction from Adelaide...should read NNW.
Gary Schenauer
Nicely timed to get it against that great green background. As always, *****.
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thank you Gary. Just wish there was a closer photo spot but alas, large and high mounds inside the boundary fence at that end.
hal pushpak
Perhaps the tail cone air brakes are deployed? What is that blue I'm seeing behind #4 engine?
Greg Byington
That's a very nice shot for being so far away, Gavin! Good job! And Hal, I believe that is the tail cone on the fuselage. It splits open and acts as a speed brake or spoiler when landing. See this picture on Wikipedia to see what I mean:


Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on that.
Gary Schenauer
Gavin, I know I missed it by a day but better late than never >> I hope you had a very Happy Father's Day. (Grin and a wave)
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thank you Gary, but I've never been a father - that's by design, not misfortune.
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Hal, Greg is right and I posted a pic a couple of weeks ago of VH-NJQ from behind on landing - shows the speed brakes fully deployed.
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thank you Greg.
mike prendergast
Nice Pic Gavin!
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thanks Mike.
Leander Williams
I never knew if the Avro was the brother or cousin of the BAE-146.
Great action! Don't get that nosewheel first!!
Tom Vance
Looks like you are 1000ft away!
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