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Old 3rd Sep 2006, 23:07
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Airship

I did not take the pics. Its got American rego and advertises Holden. It lights up at night and has a moving sign on it. I've "run into it" when flying both in day time and once at night.

Interesting to watch it "land". It comes in at about 1000 ft (circuit height) turns its nose into the wind then nose dives at about 45 degrees to the waiting ground crew. They've got a pole for it between the grass runways at Camden NSW.

There is a video at this link where you can see it being assembled. http://www.holden.com.au/www-holden/...rshipframe.jsp
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Old 3rd Sep 2006, 23:11
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I used to watch the one based at Essendon do bumps and circuits, the bumps really were bumps.
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Old 4th Sep 2006, 05:14
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Gods Country

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Old 4th Sep 2006, 05:28
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Cool

Ahhh, Summer Bay
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Nope - it's Palm Beach and Barrenjoey lighthouse
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A memory or two for a few lucky pilots.

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I'll have to go find that old 1979 WAC then if the moths haven't got it.
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Nugoocka.....nigucka...DOE!...Ngukurr
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Originally Posted by bentleg
There is a new airship over Sydney
*snip*
You mean this one?

ContactMeNow, distinctive colour scheme, huh?
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Talking Lord Snot

Hey dude, long time no hear! Thought you'd've responded to my (light hearted) dig at the 'bou a bit earlier...

That'll teach ya for depending on a gravel-truck for a 3-day jump weekend...!! Think of the transit time!
My reply is: "How many twists do you want again?"

Cheers mate.

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Old 4th Sep 2006, 07:02
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Should be easy to guess this one.

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Old 4th Sep 2006, 07:18
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Originally Posted by TLAW

ContactMeNow, distinctive colour scheme, huh?
Just that warrior looks familiar thats all.....
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Old 4th Sep 2006, 09:13
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CH Robby meets the GAFA?
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Andrews Contribution.

Great idea for a thread, this one should be made a 'sticky'

I don't have many aerial aviation photographs, so I hope I am not bending any rules by posting my enthusiast planespotting photos.

As you are only allowed a maximum of 15 images per post here, I have posted some links to other sites where I have uploaded them. Enjoy:


Latest and Greatest Planespotting Photos (14 pictures)
http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt17163.html



Even more Plane Spotting Photos (13 pictures)
http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt16504.html



My Best Planespotting Photos By Far (15 pictures)
http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt16252.html



Easter Plane-Spotting Photos from Auckland (11 pictures)
http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt14027.html



Some New Planespotting Photos (6 pictures)
http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt15701.html



3rd Installment: plane-spotting Photos from Auckland NZ (10 pictures)
http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt12504.html



NEW! More plane-spotting photos from Auckland International (8 images)
http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt11113.html



My plane-spotting photos from Auckland International (14 images)
http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt10806.html



New planespotting photos ... with a differance! 56k friendly (33 pictures)
http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt17850.html



My First Real Flight Report INCLUDES AEROBATICS (21 pictures)
http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt18196.html



DC-3 Jump Seat Ride (Real Life Photo Log) (9 pictures)
http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt18609.html



My August Planespotting Photos (17 pictures)
http://z11.invisionfree.com/nzff/ind...?showtopic=598


And for something else a little different, have a look at my flight simulator screenshot collections here: http://flyawaysimulation.com/postt16730.html All you real life pilots might not have the need to fly on a computer, but apart from planespotting, virtual flying is another one of my favourite hobbies. There are many NZ and Oz scenery included in the linked images on that page, you might be surprised to see how realistic it is!

Another page of photos I would like to link are a series of shots Geoff Cooper (aka Spinco) took for me while piloting the ANZ B777. You can find them here: http://z11.invisionfree.com/nzff/ind...?showtopic=345

By the way, I love those tropical costal shots 'Chimbu chuckles', that would be my idea of a dream job, flying cargo/pax in small prop's around the islands...

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Ummm...that's Moreton Island off Brissy...and me fooling around in my Bonanza. More fun than the work Boeing but
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Some of us (three lapuns from PNG and three younger generation) were havin REAL fun last week flyin' this old girl from Sydney to her new base in Perth.


Stopped over in Forrest and had a ball taking photos from a different angle up close and personal....

And... what he was seein' in the view finder.

Seven of us aboard took close to 3000 photos in four days... sort of went BERSERK

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Just georgous!
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Top shots!
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For those of you who flew the "Three" and the ones who wish they could...






The "bubble window" (something none of us ever saw) is magic for looking out forward through the engine and airframe or back to where you've come from as well as straight down.



Country people flocked for a joyflight. Here people of Deniliquin board for a sunset flight.


Believe it or not THIS is the aircraft owner and managing director of the company... Most of us might dream of taking on such a project but wouldn't go through with the dream... HE did.


Clicked just as she backfired

A young bloke came and looked her over. He said ,"He wouldn't want to fly such an old hunk of junk... He was getting checked out on a Bandit or something similar soon.
Passed through my mind to answer... "And how many hours do you have now?"
.....
Then point out, "Son when ya've got double digits in your thousands of hours you'll sit up one day and wonder what all the scrambling up the heap was about.
You've never really FLOWN an aeroplane, because in modern hi performance aircraft you don't fly 'em, you OPERATE them and the time in lighties you were taught to pretend they were high performance.
The Auto pilot flys them, all pilots do is program them and monitor the systems.
One day you'll remember us and realize, we've had what you dreamed of before you embarked on your career.
We started out "flying", did our years "operating" and finished up in the classic old Gooney which doesn't even have an auto pilot... and you know, after poling the old girls around the sky for hours, you are more relaxed when you step down than you are on shorter flights in jets.
For those who don't believe me check out how many ex airline blokes own real aeroplanes!
A couple of weeks ago I was at a get together of those blokes and there were a couple of RAA aircraft, 3 Chipmunk, Tiger Moth, Auster, Cherokee, Bonanza, Cessna 180, Cessna 310, Beech 18, Shrike Commander and Mustang owners and they were flying their aircraft for the pleasure of themselves and us on the ground.
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