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BNE SUMMER 2013
The flight tracker shows live air traffic
around the world. It combines data from
several sources, including volunteers,
aviation authorities, airlines and airports to
provide information such as route, speed,
altitude and photos for each aircraft. Free
for all major app platforms.
Surf Lifesaving Queensland (SLSQ) has
updated its Beachsafe app to enable
translation in 72 languages. It offers real-time
beach safety information and conditions,
including tide, swell, weather and forecasts as
well as water temperature, for beaches around
Australia. Free for iPhone and Android.
Organises travel plans in one place. It uses
email confirmations to create an itinerary and
captures restaurant reservations, concert
tickets and sports events. TripIt Pro ($49
per year) will track and organise frequent
flyer points in one spot, send alerts for flight
delays, gate changes, fare refunds and more.
Regular version free for iPhone and Android.
Find a pizza, a pub, or petrol near you on
Yelp. The app locates places to eat, shop,
drink, play and unwind in Brisbane, Sydney,
Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth as well as
cities around the world. Read reviews by
locals. Free for iPhone and Android.
Free app developed in Brisbane, provides
flight information, terminal maps, transport
information and allows you to book airport
parking ahead of travel. It offers ideas for
shopping, dining, places to see and activities
in Brisbane and beyond. Selected content in
simplified Chinese. Available for iPhone.
Brisbane Airport News
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top
travel apps
Flightradar24
Pro
Beachsafe
TripIt
Yelp
Brisbane Airport
Golf to the fore
A state-of-the-art golf entertainment complex will be open at Skygate in time for Christmas.
Skygate is the retail and commercial precinct on the doorstep of Brisbane Airport and Golf
Central BNE will be its newest addition, on The Circuit opposite DFO and Woolworths. The
$5million complex will include a 50-bay floodlit driving range, grass tee hitting zone, chipping
and putting greens. There also will be a pro shop, café and licensed bar. A purpose-built Golf
Coaching Centre will be manned by PGA professionals using latest technology to help their
students improve their handicap.
If practice makes perfect then the Short Game Zone, with targets ranging from 25 to 90
metres and a large bunker, will test aspiring amateurs determined to master the game, but
families, too, can have fun on the 18-hole mini putt-putt course with its aviation theme. But if
that Adam Scott-style swing still eludes you, the TaylorMade Performance Lab (there are only
nine in the world) will custom-fit clubs to suit your swing and physical capabilities – just like
the pros.
Golf Central BNE open from 22 December 2013 from 6am to 10pm seven days.
See
Discovery Centre
now OPEN 24/7
The Brisbane Airport Discovery Centre
has been relocated to Village Markets
(near Woolworths) at Skygate. When the
centre first opened three years ago it was
the only one of its type in Australia and it
has since inspired other airports around
the country to develop similar centres.
It offers an insider’s guide to flight paths,
aircraft noise, border protection, the
new parallel runway and more through
information displays and interactive
maps. The centre is open 24/7 and
anyone can access it online as well. See
.
Find the Village Markets at Skygate just
off Airport Drive.
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