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Old 26th Jul 2021, 04:12
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Nope - all sold out.
Amazing. When I posted that earlier, only the single tents were sold out.
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Old 26th Jul 2021, 09:22
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You could always try the Oodnadatta Racing Round weekend - same date as the Adelaide Cup weekend - and a WHOLE HEAP of FUN!!

XLNT Weekend - without the Bulls*8it...!!!
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Old 26th Jul 2021, 09:40
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Good Idea..

Iíll second that Griffo..

Cheers.
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Old 26th Jul 2021, 14:29
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from the 70s

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Old 26th Jul 2021, 15:05
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Am I the only one who looks at that pic and wants to close the door in case a gust catches it damages it and align the prop in a perfect Y?

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Old 26th Jul 2021, 21:38
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Worry not. It’s a glorious cool calm desert morning. The door got closed and the prop set to inverted Y
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 00:50
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I like the fact that it looks like they have removed a seat from the aircraft to sit outside on. Aussie ingenuity at its finest!

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Old 27th Jul 2021, 05:06
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Devil

Did they have the 'required' certificate / bit of paper to authorise such a radical bit of 'interfering with' an aeroplane..??

2,500 penalty points..................................

AAAHHH....'The Good Ole Days'.....................


(No CS, You're not alone......'Dress' the aeroplane please..).
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 10:14
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I did a charter to Birdsville in our new for us PA31 that the boss had brand new sheepskin seat covers made and installed.

Arrived on Friday afternoon and we all went to the pub.

I wandered back to the aircraft a few hours later to find that some of the passengers had removed 6 seats and were happily clustered around the esky drinking beer.

The wind was blowing and the dust covering every thing.

Don't think we ever got all of that red dust out of the nice sheepskin seat covers.

Had a great time though. That was my third visit to the races. I haven't been back since. Unfortunately the great days seem to be past.

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Old 27th Jul 2021, 11:58
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Birdsville races

Birdsville..Races.... Yes the great days are over.

The races have become an over the top commercialised event, The travel companies are unable to sell tickets for overseas travel so they have latched onto the races as a must go-to event. I have counted eight travel companies so far. No doubt they bought big when tickets first got sold.

There was a wait list to put your name on which I did but I see a note on Facebook that the wait tickets are to be sold 9 am on 30 July. I am still waiting for a notification that wait tickets are to be sold on the 30th.

As yet I have not received any work from the wait tickets people.



Sure the lockdowns have not helped. I have doubts as to when the lockdowns are to be lifted - before or after the races?

Even if they are lifted in the next two weeks I would be unable to get a ticket. They will not doubt have been sold in big batches to travel companies.

I feel that there are going to be a lot of asks for refunds if the lockdowns continue.




I guess I will miss out again.

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Old 27th Jul 2021, 16:14
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I've attended three Birdsville events in '87,- '88 & '89. The first one was a blast,- totally enjoyed it. The second, with the same crew, was 'not as good',-
and the third was sort of 'yeah, whatever. Been there, done that'.

Only bothered to go out to the racetrack for about an hour on the second trip,- the other two, we stayed at the pub, and close by. Went to Fred Brophy's
boxing tent each time, to watch the would be's taking on the troupe. Lot's of half p!ssed ringers who fancied themselves too.

The fellow who brought the refrige truck down from the gulf loaded with cooked prawns made an absolute killing. Everyone bought a cardboard dish of over-priced prawns
to go with the cold XXXX tinnies.
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the third was sort of 'yeah, whatever. Been there, done that'.
I've been three times. Each time is different, each time a lot of fun. My second trip was 2010 - the year the races were washed out. A lot of unhappy campers on the airfield that year.



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Old 9th Aug 2021, 06:00
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Races postponed till April 2021

Can't edit the header, but that's really April 2022. Thnx DF.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-...id19/100361984

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Old 9th Aug 2021, 08:13
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Till April 2021 really?!
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 08:46
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Well thats it then, guess there is no underwing camping 2021!!!! Bugger.
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 09:09
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Till April 2021 really?!
Bugger. Covid worry must have scrambled my calendar! Will fix.
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Old 9th Aug 2021, 09:19
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Bugger. Covid worry must have scrambled my calendar! Will fix.
PPRuNe seriously needs emojis like FB!

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$3.40 for gas as well as the other rip off charges fewer and fewer will turn up!
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