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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 04:48
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Hmmm, its been 25 yrs since I last landed here!

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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 05:46
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It's been 6 months since I landed here


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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 05:48
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That doesnt look like Kowanyama
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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 05:51
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Name the location and vehicle type.

(Locals you are exempt because this is an easy one for you, however you are welcome to guess the vehicle type)

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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 05:54
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And it was not bitumen back then either!

Glad to see the council let Volvo trucks use it for brake testing and they have torn the surface up in a number of places.

I bet they don't get a bill for it either. Will now need repairs or it will degrade the strip quickly with some wet weather and some use, particularly by the army or any heavier machines.

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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 05:57
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Nah Lasio, Kow'yama was last week!

Took that one yesterday.

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PS: Were you the "G'day Doc" on the area frequency yesterday?
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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 06:02
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ok I won't say where that gate is 'VH XXX' shall let someone else guess it but lets just say I know it's a damn pain in the backside & the dumbest thing I've ever seen ! And the place where this 'thing' is at is fast becoming something other than an airport!



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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 06:11
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Ah, thats OK then.

I doubt it was me on Area - unless Melbourne Centre were relaying
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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 06:21
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Looks like a 200 series Landcruiser to me, mine has that funny bonnet too!

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I think that may(actually I know) have been someone enroute BNE-MKY-BNE

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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 07:47
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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 09:51
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Lasio

That could have been any aerodrome in SEQ on Saturday, thickest fog I have seen in QLD in a very long time!

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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 10:20
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That could have been any aerodrome in SEQ on Saturday, thickest fog I have seen in QLD in a very long time!
Lol, looks like my aerodrome today except it was dust not fog!

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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 10:46
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Lasi, I reckon its Broome, mid morning sometime looking at at least 3 aircraft operated by King Leo's.

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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 12:27
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Voted the "BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 2008"

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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 13:38
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Is that the home of the mighty Bombers .... Essendon?

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Ultralights must be prescient posting a picture of a Pa28-140 - Today I flew one for the first time in about 26 years...was it scary? Yup. Straight out of the Boeing DXB-LHR and 4 hours later clambering into my mates latest aeroplane. He recently sold his C180 and bought a share in this Pa28.



Time didn't allow for a 'spitfire' run along the White Cliffs at Dover so we headed west to Compton Abbas, an 800m strip atop a ridge at about 800' elevation. Interestingly in the valley right next to the strip is one of the homes of 'The Material Girl' who never stops complaining about aircraft noise. Col refused to point out the house

This is looking along 08..and yes it is up hill - but into wind today. The angle doesn't show it well but with two up I had to make a slight left turn airborne and fly between two trees. The Pa28-140 aint what you'd call a startling performer



To show a little of what GA us like in the UK the little club has a licensed restaurant and none of the people there today were pilots...merely people out and about and stopping in for good freshly cooked food. Roast dinner with all the trimmings, wine, beer etc.



And you can fly in direct from/to the continent.



And they have RFF.



The bird on the phone also works the unicom and gives runway in use and QFE...circuits are flown at 800' QFE in the UK but enroute you fly QNH (the difference between the two today was 30mb). She also takings the bookings for scenic flights/flying lessons etc.



This was parked at White Waltham where the PA28 lives...just for us Bonanza nuts Note the security fencing, or lack thereof, in the background - and this in a country that actually has been attacked by terrorists numerous times.


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Old 22nd Sep 2008, 22:35
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We really do suffer from a lack of GA encouragement don't we! That Bo could even make Forkie turn straight!

OK some not so GA hot off the press







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Yes, that's Essendon, or the recently named "Essendon Fields."

A place where you can fly in and walk 100 metres and go shopping at Coles or Nando's and a few others.
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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 06:28
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Jamair.
sorry mate not forrest and it is WA
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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 08:29
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were was this taken? the aircraft was brand new at the time

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PS the last one was border Village on the SA/WA border
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