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Old 24th Sep 2006, 14:57
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Yes at first but I dismissed ESP as it looks nothing like it and was trying to think of something further west towards Frankland River or west of Albany towards Augusta. One way or another I was fixated on the south coast because of the GAS connection.

Stallie mate what do you use for glideslope guidance as the perspectives would be all shot to hell and I imagine the arrival of the ground? could be quite surprising sometimes as it is black hole arrivals.?

Do you say fly a std circuit on reported QFE and/or is there sufficient contrast to eyeball it.???
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 17:06
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I too was thinking southern coast. The whole "GAS over water" tripped me out.
"There is no water around Kalgoorlie!!"

Just a whole lot of nuffink.



Just outside another WA town. Any takers?



Some hearing loss coming up.



It's about now something goes, "booooooooom!" Don't know if she went supersonic but je-sus she was moving and my head felt like exploding when she flew past. Noice!


And one more time just in case I wasn't already deaf. Worth it but!


Stallie, how was the glare? And judging the flare?
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 23:54
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Glare is fine, just wear sunnies. The flare is no problem in clear skies - and don't trust the RADALT.
Gaunty - Generally a regular circuit is flown, although sometimes at 500' with a closer then usual downwind to inspect the tracks if doing multiple drags before committing to landing. As for glideslope guidance: time the circuit in the same way as one would at say Eucla at 0330 local....
A landing area like this is great. Great definition for landing and orientation. Without the mountains and with BKN Cirrus or worse, there are similarities with the black hole approach except that you can't rely on a visual in the last 100 feet in your landing lights... For that reason, it's usually best avoided.
When I did some skiflying in an Auster in overcast skies, you just set it up for touchdown with a nice slow rate of descent and wait for the bump. In deep snow it's like landing on a doona!
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 00:11
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Nurrungar?
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 01:08
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Stallie, you certainly flew that 172 to some out of the way places.
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 02:25
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Just outside another WA town. Any takers?
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How about Geraldton!
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 09:01
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How about Geraldton!
Looks more like Pine Gap near Alice?!?!
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 10:34
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Looks more like Pine Gap near Alice?!?!

Nope.

Points on this one go to Capt Fathom, the place is otherwise known as Kojarena.

28.41.40S 114.50.29E
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 14:01
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Grass Hopper

Hey Wiz, you might remember this old girl. The Grass Hopper in happier times.
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 23:42
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Did have one in the hangar near his.....was that your beer I enjoyed?
We've got the hangar next door to Col C. Wasn't my beer you enjoyed, but i was there. Tis a small world.
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Old 28th Sep 2006, 12:38
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Ahhhh, RIP the old grasshopper. She was an oldy but a goody. what a sad end to a sweet old gal. I got some on the spot pictures of her end if you wanna see em TQ.

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Old 28th Sep 2006, 16:06
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom View Post
How about Geraldton!
Yep, it's good old Gero.
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 05:03
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This should bring back a few memories for Chuckles and others. Kamulai from the parking bay.
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 05:12
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Keriste! Thats an airstrip?????
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 05:24
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I love those scenic strips!

This is a great thread, ive been meaning to get a decent digi camera for ages because there isnt a time i go up that i dont see something i want to take a snap of, part of the reason i love to fly!

So this thread has been inspiring me to pull my finger out and FINALLY get one...

Any recommendations on a good digi with high resolution pics and handy enough to keep in a flight bag with your charts?
Probably best to pm me rather than take up thread space.

Turbz

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Old 29th Sep 2006, 05:43
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Originally Posted by Pinky the pilot View Post

This should bring back a few memories for Chuckles and others. Kamulai from the parking bay.
that strip is plenty long enough! i only need about 30mtrs!
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 10:38
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Keriste! Thats an airstrip?????
Sunfish; As they say in the 'classics', you aint seen nuthin yet!!

I'll see if I can dig up a few piccies of such places as Fane or Kanabea or even Sopu!

You got any of these 'goat tracks' Chuck, Ozex, Tinpis et al?
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Old 1st Oct 2006, 00:43
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And now for the other end of the topographical spectrum..."hangar on the Nullabor".
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Old 1st Oct 2006, 02:11
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The first time I have ever seen the doors closed on Moonera.
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Old 1st Oct 2006, 03:51
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I thought you might recognise that one Wiz.

I've never seen them open.
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