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World's Longest Mail Run Part 2

Old 28th Dec 2006, 04:52
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So disco_air; How did you go with the Santa suit on the run?

I remember doing the run with several pilots (as second pilot when a Chieftain was used) whom had in the past scored the Christmastime run. One or two wore the Santa suit but only when using the Shrike Commander and found it somewhat of a trial if it was a hot day. (Surprise surprise! )

One other Pilot flatly refused to wear it for just that reason, another stated that he would do likewise if he was rostered for the Christmas run. I never ever got to do the run as PIC; It nearly happened but 'Murphy' had other ideas but I had already made up my mind that if the situation arose I would also decline to wear the suit.

My 'Ho Ho Ho' is somewhat unconvincing anyway!
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 07:53
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Disco had to make an unscheduled visit to YBMA, and flatly refused to wear the Santa suit in front of his fellow workers, . Much to the disappointment of those there, they wanted a laugh, .

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Old 28th Dec 2006, 09:29
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morno, they only needed that laugh cos their normal target is away on holidays...

When are ya back?
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 10:50
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, thanks Pseudo...

And I was still around then! That was the day before I left I believe.

The plane ticket says a Tuesday soon but not too soon, .

And if you're wondering, the beach is lovely, the sunburn not so lovely,

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Old 28th Dec 2006, 10:54
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No worries, mate. Anytime!

Must have left ya 10 gallon hat at home if ya got sunburnt...
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 11:05
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It didn't quite fit in the suitcase,

I expect the whole fleet to be washed and polished by the time I get back there by the way,
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Old 28th Dec 2006, 11:07
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Not by me!
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Old 30th Dec 2006, 02:05
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Houston, we have a Brokeback!

Little does he know he'll be the one doing it!

I believe there are a few C182 flights coming up, too...



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Old 30th Dec 2006, 03:01
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Strewth, you blokes got 182 there. I never saw one while I was passing through. I bet you can't get Pseudonym to mount that steed.
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Old 30th Dec 2006, 13:41
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Erm...

Perhaps not Pseudonym personally, but you'd be surprised, Wiz!


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Old 2nd Jan 2007, 11:17
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the santa suit was stinkin hot and was only worn when required (stops where kids were at, and no, morno, youre not a kid )

the beard was the first to go

was blowing a dog off a chain in dust at birdsville (and only in birdsville) and many stations got the rain they were waiting for shortly after my visit that week.

...disco
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Old 3rd Jan 2007, 04:25
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Originally Posted by disco_air View Post
was blowing a dog off a chain in birdsville ...disco
Sounds like you have spent too much time in Birdsville

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Old 3rd Jan 2007, 06:05
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was blowing a dog off a chain in dust at birdsville
Yeah!! I noticed from the plane covered in dust when you returned it to us, .

Never mind mate, she got a good wash that night when I was flying around in the pouring rain.

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Old 29th Jan 2007, 02:42
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Any photos of the dusty Diamantina with water innit?
The Birdv pub surrounded by a moat?

Pelicans abound?

They like to crze up around 7k

Big buggers give ya the evil eye (beak) when ya sneaks up on them
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 02:58
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Havent seen any pelicans yet

Here's some shots however...



Birdsville's moat...



The road out of town....



Diamantina in the morning...



A whole of 3 sectors on the first day last week due lots of water

...disco
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 03:03
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Bloody ripper at least the folks up that way wont have to wash and drink the water out of the shithouse like they will in Brizvegas
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 03:06
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Yep... as the saying goes...

Water water everywhere, so lets all have a drink!

Notice: No parody whatsoever for the Rime of the Ancient Mariner
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 07:45
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GREAT photos disco_air. I was up there for the races this year flying scenics during the weekend and to see it bone dry then and now in flood is really quite something!

What is the condition of the strips around Lake Eyre? Is YWMC servicable?
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 09:54
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Big buggers give ya the evil eye (beak) when ya sneaks up on them
They also give ya a big dent in the wing if ya hits them!

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Old 8th Jun 2007, 04:05
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After 66 mail runs & 16 months straight I have handed over the fantastic job to someone new.

Its been a great stint and have made some friends for life in places I never knew existed before

...disco
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