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Plane down Lake Eyre North?

Old 18th Mar 2015, 21:08
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So it wasn't one of Trev's?
Sure doesn't look like anything he has in his fleet. Although knowing Trev, it's a wonder he hasn't decided to buy something like that!

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Old 18th Mar 2015, 22:45
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according to sources on facebook, the aircraft is from a group from the sunshine coast in Qld, on a trip to Eyres rock. sunshine coast seaplanes or something... sounds like a fun trip.
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on a trip to Eyres rock
Will dills like that in the pack, it's a wonder they didn't try to land on Ayers Rock as well!

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Old 19th Mar 2015, 06:27
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Pic I saw looked like it might have been a sea-rey
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 06:34
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That was a file photo from some time back.


Perhaps DF can fill us in on that one.
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 07:39
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That was a file photo from some time back.
Are you sure about that?

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Old 19th Mar 2015, 07:55
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Erm... no I'm not.
It's just that I felt I'd seen it before.
Anyway, you're the man on the spot - what's the latest?
I also wonder why 3 needed to go out in the LongRanger - were they going to give it a push-start?.

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Old 19th Mar 2015, 08:10
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Erm, no I'm not.
It's just that I felt I'd seen it before.
What do you know?
At this stage I know no more than anyone else. I tried ringing Trev a while ago but he's in YBDV. The photo of the Sea-Rey or whatever it is on the ABC website just says Supplied: Trevor Wright - so it may well be an old photo. However I've not seen it before.

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Old 19th Mar 2015, 08:14
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I also wonder how come 3 hopped into the LongRanger to pick them up.
If you go back to post #8 in this thread you will see that I wondered exactly the same thing. Maybe the other two went along to stickybeak & got more than they bargained for!
I also have to question the wisdom of the chopper coming down from Moomba so late at night to pick everyone up.

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OK, thanks.
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 08:21
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Originally Posted by Stanwell View Post
That was a file photo from some time back.


Perhaps DF can fill us in on that one.
Well, it's quite clearly shown in this overview of the LongRanger and the SeaRay:

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Old 19th Mar 2015, 08:25
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OK, thanks John.
I couldn't pick it as a SeaRey from that O/H pic.
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 08:33
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Well, it's quite clearly shown in this overview of the LongRanger and the SeaRay:
John I'll take your word for it, but quite frankly I don't know how anyone could make out what the aircraft is from that shot!

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Old 19th Mar 2015, 10:33
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John probably has a very large computer monitor
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 10:54
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John probably has a very large computer monitor
It must be absolutely huge then, because even on my desktop monitor which is much bigger than the laptop I still can't make it out!

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There's a bleedin' close up picture of the stuck Searey in post 13 of this thread!

What more do you need, DF?
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There was a tv news interview with the pilot too
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 11:30
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There's a bleedin' close up picture of the stuck Searey in post 13 of this thread!

What more do you need, DF?
Creampuff, instead of jumping down my neck why don't you go back & read Stanwell's comment it post #25 where he said
That was a file photo from some time back.
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P.S. It has not been on any of the TV channels I watch.
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 13:00
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DF,

So what you're telling us all is that the amphibious aircraft currently stuck on Lake Eyre North isn't perhaps a Searey?

And that it is only a file photo from sometime before?

You quote: "P.S. It has not been on any of the TV channels I watch."

May I commend the ABC to you?


You quote: "I tried ringing Trev a while ago but he's in YBDV." My rather ancient Telstra mobile phone worked perfectly when I was at Birdsville about a year ago.

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Old 19th Mar 2015, 18:50
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Umm...
Gentlemen, can someone who knows something please post and put us out of our misery.
Ta!

p.s. Thanks for your positive contribution, gerry. (no smiley)
At least DF has tried to give us a local's assessment - I should get smarter and just watch ABCTV. (yawn)

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