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Old 7th Jun 2017, 10:55
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It's a health hazard when it stops you seeing where you want to go (the runway, that is!).
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 13:02
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Doesn't hurt the ole DH-82A much.........

But then.......at 22 'ouch' hundred hours, (Z), Oi'm still in bed...these days..!!

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Old 7th Jun 2017, 13:19
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Originally Posted by Ex FSO GRIFFO View Post
Doesn't hurt the ole DH-82A much.........

But then.......at 22 'ouch' hundred hours, (Z), Oi'm still in bed...these days..!!

funny you should say that Fantome in 1965 used to camp out at Busselton with DH82A VH-CKA and the late 'Boodge' Guthrie hid his black one VH-CKE in an WW11 shed made from the walls of a gun-butt behind great piles of hay bales. got photos somewhere to prove it.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 22:33
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How can they have a "GA Precinct" but have no mention of Avgas?
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 02:21
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Busselton Aero Club already has Avgas avbl.

Perhaps because the supply of Jet A1 is a 'bigger deal' installation, and they want it known....I simply quoted the article as written.
Maybe they just want to clarify to potential operators that Jet A1 will be avbl on site, so no need to 'tank' it in.

The 'nimbys' won't like looking at those relatively large holding tanks etc.
Perhaps they will be screened by more trees....

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Old 11th Jun 2017, 05:07
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Hold your horses.....

It seems that the WA State Govt has asked the Busselton mob to 'cut back' on expenditure after the project was 'placed under review'....

From 'The West' Sat 10 June;
'The City of Busselton has said that it would immediately postpone $4M in road and infrastructure works to return savings to the Govt.'
The Council has already spent $35M improving airside facilities.

It is understood the Council was on the verge of issuing tenders for terminal and infrastructure improvements.'

Cheers...
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Old 11th Jun 2017, 09:25
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Their idiotic mayor was on the radio a few weeks back proclaiming how NEXT YEAR they will have a regular service to Melbourne and Sydney.... really? By who? This is an amazing waste of taxpayers money on a white elephant if ever I have seen it....
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Old 8th Jul 2017, 13:41
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Originally Posted by Capn Bloggs View Post
$100m Busselton airport upgrade imminent
Gary Adshead State Political Editor, The West Australian November 24, 2012, 6:57 am

The NIMBYs won't be happy.
Hahhahahahaha 2300m is still too short lol especially for International flights
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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 04:16
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The airport that banned training ... "shortlisted" by QF for "The Academy".

Sounds great! What a market for those new electric aircraft (operated every other weekday, between the hours of 1100 and 1400, provided the locals are duly compensated).
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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 04:26
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2500m x 45m. What's not to like? Err, the locals....
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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 05:09
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If ever there was a case to answer with regard to government expenditure it would be on this white elephant.

They still haven't secured a single carrier to provide a regular service from the eastern states. Their terminal funding has been stopped and the rest of us who through our taxes have footed the bill so far to massage the egos of the Busselton shire are precluded from having any worthwhile use of the airport.
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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 12:24
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There was only ever FOUR vocal residents under the flight paths who engaged Barristers etc once the discovered the Shire omitted to tick Flying Training on their application to build the new airport years ago. After the "Training Ban" was in place (and completely unenforcable I understand), I used to love regularly flying over their properties at 1000AGL with the props out of sync..."You can't take the sky from me!" Payback is a bitch!
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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 14:00
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I used to love regularly flying over their properties at 1000AGL with the props out of sync..."You can't take the sky from me!" Payback is a bitch!
The skydivers seem to operate there without getting the NIMBYs upset
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Old 22nd Jun 2018, 17:08
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Charge fees just to have the privilege to announce my overfly of lovely Busselton. Good luck with the application for the QF academy!
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Old 23rd Jun 2018, 10:03
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They charge to use the frequency, please don't tell me that you pay? I remember when Cunderdin wanted to charge for navaid training until someone pointed out that they do not own or control the airspace.
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Old 23rd Jun 2018, 20:02
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Fantome:

unny you should say that Fantome in 1965 used to camp out at Busselton with DH82A VH-CKA
Thems were the days! But I should point out it was a different airfield to the current Busselton.
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Old 24th Jun 2018, 15:51
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What a fantastic opportunity for Margaret River! Selfishly I hope it doesn’t work as I think it’s already getting a little busy.

So hypothetically a Chinese company buys a mainstay vineyard..... Things may then happen.

As for direct from the East Coast nah...... why not get Network or the likes to tag on reasonably priced shuttles? Or does this happen? I’m to lazy to google or sky scanner.....

Then again the old saying if you build it they will come?
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Old 26th Jun 2018, 05:16
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I don't see the QF flight training happening there - imagine the uproar!

Having said that the council will happily go back on their no training flight policy for some good $$$ by way of landing fees and local accomodation for the QF cadets.

Believe they were keen on exploring cargo flights from Asia, as a good YPPH alternative. As for direct flights coast to coast.... good luck. Probably more punters wanting to travel to Margs from Asia.

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Old 26th Jun 2018, 06:44
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Busselton is the gateway to margaret river and the southwest of WA.

You as a consumer also dont want jet soot all over your grapes. MR produces the best reds IMO in Australia.

A Leewuin estate cav sav is simply divine.

I personally think they should have leased merriden.
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Old 26th Jun 2018, 11:45
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Dear Green Goblin,
Do yourself a favour....fly to Tulla and drive an hour north to the sleepy hamlet of Heathcote.
You’ll thank me

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