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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 03:07
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Alright, given Lasior's pic above, where is this one?

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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 03:25
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Just west of Eucla.
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 03:33
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Wasn't rocket science was it Capt?

You're right of course, I was over there a couple of weeks ago and took that shot specifically for this thread, Lasior stole my thunder!

It's a bloody long drive from ABX to KAL I can tell you, drove through heavy rain later that day, fine when I left CED early in the morning, pouring at Balladonia, still pretty heavy at Norseman.

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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 11:09
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PLovett wins the chocolate fish --- but you gotta share it with ABX.

Speaking of, ABX, that was damn quick of you to read my original post. I read as far as RFDS strip, and assumed you got the rest of the info right, too. But then I realised you were thinking of a different strip. Mea Culpa.

And I do apologise for stealing your thunder... I took that photo a few months ago when passing through SA. Only occurred to me last night to post it.

But does anyone have any ideas on the first picture, with the somewhat intriguing runway lighting? If anyone wants, I can post a second picture from the same location.
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 11:15
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Hi Lasior,

I must admit, I didn't read your post quickly at all, the PPRuNe system generates an email to inform subscribers of new posts in threads - that is what I read.

I'll leave the chocolate fish to PLovett as I was hundreds of kilometers off course!

TQ, you were right about the vegetation, there is much less in my photo.

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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 11:24
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Ah, thats OK then... I only had the original post up for a minute, maybe two, before I changed it.
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 11:50
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Stupid question time ...

Why do they mark out specific bits of the highway for RFDS landings? Are there facilities nearby?

Isn't the Eyre Highway just one big long runway?
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 12:06
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That occurred to me up the Stuart Highway, too. The whole road is pretty much suitable, especially for a PC12, and the marked runway section was rather remote from visible facilities of any kind. It certainly had no lighting, making it no better than the rest of the road for a night landing, and indeed somewhat ironically, the fact that it had a two metre yellow-diamond road sign proclaiming "RFDS Runway" near the end, actually makes it less safe (because theres a two metre pole set in concrete).
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 12:28
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Same thought occurred to me as well fellas, here is a shot of the sign on the end of the strip at Eucla.



Looks like more of a distraction than a help to me.

Maybe some of the guys who actually fly onto them can shed some light on the topic?
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 12:33
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Fly along the highway, the long, straight, sealed road, with nothing either side, for ages, until you see a great big yellow piece of metal poking a couple of metres up into the sky. Swerve right to avoid removing part of your wing, then land on the piano keys just past the sign....


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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 12:41
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Thanks Lasior,

That gave me a good chuckle, besides it made perfectly good sense to the desk driver who decided that is the way it should be done.
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Dont get me started about useless procedures and rules that make sense to someone behind a desk....


Back to the topic at hand, heres another picture of the same runway as before, with the interesting lights.
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One for all of those Bonanza drivers out there.



GB making a pass down the strip for the photographer. Whereabouts?
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nice...............
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 13:45
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gassed budgie.... is it just west of Eucla?
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 13:59
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Ooooooh yeah!

GB

Now that is nice - apart from the unconventional tail !

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I reckon GB, its somewhere on the big island west of NZ
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 17:45
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GB...Hands down best picture in the entire thread
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What is that, some kind of fancy looking Debonair?
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 23:36
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GB

Buffs in the background = somewhere in NT?

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