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Old 9th Sep 2007, 12:45
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Forky

that's a pretty nifty shot there doc, do you have the caravan towing mirrors on at least you wont be upsetting the truckies at A090

Barkly - whatever
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Old 9th Sep 2007, 12:56
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I'm back home with all my toys!

Lake Forktailed Dr Killer (19o 08' S 131o 40' E)

The orange line is the GPS snail trail of my track. I flew between these two lakes on a westerly heading.



This is the one on the left (marked on the WAC) - taken out the left window.



and this is the newly discovered and named Lake Forktailed Doctor Killer on the right - taken out the right window just after the picture above was taken.



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Old 9th Sep 2007, 13:05
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SmokinHole - I should'a stuck it (the camera!) out a bit more and got the side of the aeroplane but I didn't want to drop the bloody thing. Apart from the loss of the camera, it would be just my luck if it hit some ringer on the head and I got sued!

XXX, Brisbane Centre - did you drop a camera out of your aeroplane while over the middle of the Barkly's? Ah Centre, XXX, nooooooo, wasn't me!

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Old 9th Sep 2007, 13:40
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Tail-take-off - great snaps!

And you too, FTDK...did you experience camera buffet?
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Old 9th Sep 2007, 13:50
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FTDK,

With your six year old niece navigating and writing on the map, suprised you didn't get lost.
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Old 9th Sep 2007, 13:55
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A good lesson for newbies flying in the outback. Shame GPS has taken the skill (and anxiety!) out of it.

And now for something completely different...

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Old 9th Sep 2007, 21:37
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"A good lesson for newbies flying in the outback. Shame GPS has taken the skill (and anxiety!) out of it."

CS - That's a very good point but that particular track (Tennant Ck to Broome direct) is not one to cut your map reading teeth on.

I would not have been there without GPS - more for fuel planning purposes than for any lack of navigation skill. I had planned via Hooker Ck with a refuelling stop at Halls Ck, but a 170 kt GS with the FTDK backed off to 6 hrs endurance let me go direct with an appropriate margin of safety.

I wouldn't have taken it on in a Tiger Moth either, but lets not lament the demise of the open cockpit!

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Old 9th Sep 2007, 23:56
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I would not have been there without GPS
You really didn't need the GPS Dr, I had another look at your WAC and discovered a dead straight railway line running east-west just north of your lake.
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Old 10th Sep 2007, 02:33
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Must be a monorail TQ as it only has sleepers on one side. Remarkably straight though.

FTDK - my first job outside of Melbourne in a C210 covered that patch of the country, sans GPS, as did many before me. OK it did not have the legs for TNK-BRM, but you don't have to be going that far to wonder where you are. NDBs don't travel over sand too well, and ADFs normally don't work too well either in old VFR210s....

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Old 10th Sep 2007, 02:57
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You're not looking closely enough FTDK - it's very, very close to the border
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Old 10th Sep 2007, 02:59
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think you missed TQ's sarcasm doc, ie the lat above your track. Agree with you about the gps, if anything just for the accuracy in eta especially on a fuel critical leg
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Bonanza rolls Boeing in flight across Oz

Another interesting example of the use of a light aircraft as a business tool.

Townsville - Broome with Qantas (via Brisbane and Perth) departs TL at 0600 local and arrives in Broome at 1740 local - 13 hr 40 min total travel time.

I left TL at 0630 local via Mt Isa (fuel) - Barkly Roadhouse (lunch) and Tennant Ck (fuel) and arrived in Broome at 1600 local - 11 hr 30 min total travel time.

Did some business in Hall's Ck and Kununurra on the way home - so that was a bonus.

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Old 10th Sep 2007, 07:22
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Bonanza rolls Boeing in flight across Oz
Forkie

With work of words like that you could have a career in journolism

So did you almost crash land multiple times during the trip, with passengers lucky to escape with their lives or sandwiches......Ok excluding your arrival in Townsville I believe

SQUARKIE
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Old 10th Sep 2007, 11:13
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Did you write that notation with your feet?
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I reckon thats a mouse on an electronic copy in MS paint or something, its damn hard to handwright in PS paint or similar, if you have not tried....go give it a go.

Either than or the Doc was in some pretty good turbulence.

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Old 10th Sep 2007, 12:35
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Stallie - your photo

dunno where but it's cruel to show those locations to us desert dwellers. Lack of responses may require you narrow it down a bit
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Hey I moved to your part of the world after flying around those islands! Although it was the lure of swiss and yankee kero burners that brought me to the desert, not the sumptuous delights of the Exchange of an evening...
As for a hint....about 4 hours from Cairns in a Shrike, which almost gives it away. I'll let people guess the radial. Bloody great snorkelling, swimming off the edge of that reef was the only time I have had vertigo snorkelling.
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Phallus Island?
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Old 10th Sep 2007, 14:40
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Was that the theme of tonight's party at the Foundry TQ?
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The Foundry Hotel has been closed for over a year now, and the Raunchy Girls are nowhere to be seen.
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