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Old 4th Dec 2008, 03:39
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Is she landing on the Gold Coast at all? Would appreciate any info.
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Old 4th Dec 2008, 22:49
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Did QF bring out all of its various gauge towbars in the hope that one would fit???
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 02:08
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CAT has departed Bowen which should put it into Maroochy at about 1630.

There is no plan to land at Gold Coast. However, might go past, coastal 500’, at about noon.

Three weeks after its departure from Portugal, Sunday will see it arrive at Bankstown, the last day’s schedule being:

Port Macquarie.....9.00am.........Landing
Rathmines...........12.00noon.....Flyover
Rose Bay.............1.00pm.........Flyover
Bankstown...........1.30pm.........Landing

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Old 5th Dec 2008, 02:56
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Wingnuts - are you sure today's destination is Maroochy?

The webpage says Caloundra
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Thanks in adavance for any confirmation either way
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Definitely Maroochy.

Caloundra Council was concerned it was too heavy for their pavement and refused landing request.
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Maybe a good decision - I recall that one main wheel on EXG broke thru the apron pavement in Mildura some years ago... not a pretty sight!
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Not being privy to the performance/length requirements of this sort of Cat(!!!)

Perhaps Caloundra at 700 metres might not be suitable.

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PS:triadic has perhaps lost a bit of weight since his EXG days
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Thumbs up Thanks Wingnuts! Got her.



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I hear that CAT is going into Caboolture tomorrow in the hope of meeting up with another "classic" aircraft!



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Great pics, Diesel.

She loses her N rego at Bankstown so they might prove to be rare.
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Old 6th Dec 2008, 11:56
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WOW... top jobs guys. I first went to portugal with Geoff last year to assess the old girl and in particular look over the engines. I am so proud the guys have got her to Oz. Its a massive achievement, I just hope the red tape does not kill the dream as EASA ops here in the UK have done with the DC3!!
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Saw her depart Maroochydore today with an early right turn to depart south down the coast. Lovely stuff.
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I have just landed back at TLS after flying along beside the Cat. It looked fantastic - congratulations to Jim Hazelton and the team.

I just hope enough money can be raised to support 2 cats in Australia.
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I just hope enough money can be raised to support 2 cats in Australia.

One of the ways to raise money is to do passenger flights like the Dutch do with theirs.....

....Where is the Cat now?
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....Where is the Cat now?
YSBK! Some dodgy Wx on finals but she made it in just before a 15 minute downpour hit!

Beautiful to watch - well done team!

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I was doing my sunday Canada Bay walk at about 1400 and heard some P&W radials doing their thing (thinking it was a beaver) looked up and it was a great sight to see the catalina fly basically above me heading low level west bound up the parramatta river to bankstown airport i assume. A real treat, you made my day guys!!!
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yeh, the touch and go on Lake Macquarie at Rathmines was great!!
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She overtook me doing a low level flypast at Maitland YMND just as I touched down (today about 1330). Fantastic
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To Jim and the team well done!

Another success.


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