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Old 4th Jun 2009, 21:00
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Looks a bit like Rutland Plains?

I have been there but used the larger strip to the East. The smaller strip looked a bit too small for the aircraft and load I had on the day.
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Old 5th Jun 2009, 00:06
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Thanks for that pic of GKA, tin. Lived there for 4 years as a kid and now I finally have a photo of the place.

By the way, GKY sends her love and says she is now too old for that type of flying.
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Old 5th Jun 2009, 00:19
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I prefer to call it "Encouraging the crocs, roos, pigs, cattle and horses to depart the general area".
I remember a certain short ag pilot (CS) who used a similar technique with sheep on strips in a Beaver out the back of NZPM...was fun if not particularly successful...tended to get a few stuck in fences, and pissed the cockies off something wicked.

Just re-read this post and you Aussies could have a field day!!
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Old 5th Jun 2009, 00:36
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A few more of GKA last week...

P2-SDA



The old TALAIR hangar




Sign of the times......

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Old 5th Jun 2009, 05:47
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Originally Posted by slackie
...with sheep on strips...
That's one beastie you have to positively manage -and correctly- if they're on your strip. There's still reference to farm strips, stock and what you can/can't do in the regs I think too.

If you have to clear sheep, start from one side of the strip (usually the side with the least number to be shifted) and work them across to the main mob, leaving your strip clear. Do NOT split the mob into smaller mobs... they'll wait until you're nose-high in the flare before they decide to join their mates across the strip. Consequences are obvious.

Done properly, there's no reason any should be sufficiently spooked to get jammed up in fences. If one or two do get that way, do the decent thing and go sort them out.

Cattle beast can behave unpredictably too I believe... a long time ago I knew a pilot that had been thru 3 of them... on seperate occasions. No experience of them myself so somebody else may be able to advise how best to handle them.
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Old 5th Jun 2009, 19:58
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A recent nightstop somewhere.....



12 hours from bottle.......
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Old 5th Jun 2009, 23:01
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nice pic haughtney, does the vinyl jacket fit?
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Old 6th Jun 2009, 03:14
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SO what did they look like after they actually opened a few of those bottles!?!!?
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Old 6th Jun 2009, 03:31
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The bottles are photoshopped in.
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Old 6th Jun 2009, 11:15
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Hmm, Ozexpat and Torres after a Pprune bash if what I heard was correct! Still extremely p****d off that I missed it!
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Old 7th Jun 2009, 00:59
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Once a top spot, now well and truly rooted...

zSHARE - IMG_5421.JPG
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Old 7th Jun 2009, 03:40
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now well and truly rooted...
Like many others.
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Old 7th Jun 2009, 10:04
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OK some more "where is this?"





and this one is not hard because of the file name.... but a nice job!
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Old 7th Jun 2009, 10:05
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So no TCAS ??
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Old 7th Jun 2009, 10:28
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Question

Looks like a Jaba and a Doc to me.

Where is YMOR? Moree? Dunno...

If you don't have "flight director" or some other flight planning software, where can you find a list of all the Australian destination abbreviations?

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Old 7th Jun 2009, 10:40
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Originally Posted by ForkTailedDrKiller
Interesting place I have been to this week!

Any suggestions as to where?

Hint! The lagoon is full of crocs - large crocs!

Dr
That's a very nice and clear video, doc. Can you show us your camera mounting gear? Would love to do something like that.
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Old 7th Jun 2009, 10:44
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Originally Posted by ABX
...where can you find a list of all the Australian destination abbreviations?
If you have Jepps, Airport Directory pp AU-25 to AU-29.
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Old 7th Jun 2009, 10:51
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Thanks RadioSaigon, but I don't have Jepps, is there a website or program (free would be nice) that is available?
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Can you show us your camera mounting gear?
Oh dear!

DSJ, if I show it to you I can not accept responsibility for your safety. Its a highly sophisticated gyrostabilised camera mount that I souvenired from the military!

Dr

PS: Well actually, its a velcro-anchored, electrician's tape stabilised something that I knocked up enroute to Rutland Plains (Yes, Two Dogs - you were correct!), cause it occurred to me that I might just end up as croc poo if I tried to take pics while flying that approach. I took it with a Sony Cybershot digital camera set on high quality video. Managed to find some velcro dots in the side pocket of the aeroplane and velcroed the bottom of the camera to the top of the dash. Then I used two pieces of electrician's insulation tape to brace the camera fore and aft so that it was aimed in the right spot. I then just started the camera and flew the run up the strip and from the base turn to touch down.

It worked well, but you can see that it was a bit unsteady because the strip is NOT as rough as it looks after I touched down - the camera just wobbled around on my makeshift mount.

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Old 7th Jun 2009, 10:55
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For placenames (Oz and farther afield), you can try World Aeronautical Database or just Google it.

By the way, has your non de plume any reference to a certain Aztec used around the Whitsundays in days of yore?

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