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Squawk7700 5th Jun 2018 01:24


An update for the masses...

Port Lincoln's first camera has now come online (will be straightened up shortly) and George Town Tasmania has a second camera now up and running which faces the wind sock.

Stay tuned for Portland and Tocumwal which should be online over the next week or two! YTOO in WA will be arriving too hopefully within a week.

As always, please let us know if there's somewhere you'd like to see online and we will do what we can to get them on board.

Weather Cameras

Squawk7700 7th Jun 2018 10:48

We have just had another camera come online which is at Milawa - Home of the Famous Brown Brothers Winery, thanks to a generous donor.

It's across the road looking towards the strip and the trees that you can see on the left, are the ones that you overfly to land there.

Weather Cameras

I've also added the 4 at Tocumwal, however they aren't properly mounted yet and aren't up in the EFB's yet.

Leongatha's should appear within the next few days, the host is just sorting out a mounting bracket for the best view.

Squawk7700 10th Jun 2018 06:34


Now for a long weekend update...

Flinders Island / Whitemark, has just come online today, with many thanks to the Whitemark ARO and the Flinders Island Council. This one is sure to be very popular.

Weather Cameras

Squawk7700 11th Jun 2018 10:42

A beautiful winters morning at Wangaratta today...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmf...55a914ae4a.jpg

Squawk7700 12th Jun 2018 10:32

Thanks to a private donor, there is now a camera at Lakes Entrance Victoria, looking to the west towards the grass strip - YLKE.

Check it out... http://auswebcams.com

mcoates 16th Jun 2018 07:10

Thank you to Squawk7700 we now have Heck Field at Jacobs Well (QLD) - (Halfway between Brisbane Airport and the Gold Coast Airport) online and operational. Thanks for all your help!

Weather Cameras

Squawk7700 16th Jun 2018 22:30

Two more cameras have been added at Tooradin (although there is an internet problem there at the moment) and Tyabb's existing camera has been added too.

Those 3 and those above from Heck Field will be coming to your chosen EFB very soon.

rjtjrt 16th Jun 2018 22:56

The Yarrawonga cam does not seem to have a date/time stamp.
Not sure I would trust it without that.

Squawk7700 16th Jun 2018 23:19


Originally Posted by rjtjrt (Post 10174736)
The Yarrawonga cam does not seem to have a date/time stamp.
Not sure I would trust it without that.

That is because it was temporarily offline and displaying the offline image which is a picture of the airport entrance sign.

As the images come from so many different sources that are managed by different providers, we are looking to implement a system at EFB level that checks if the file uploaded is the same as the last one and if so, then it won't be displayed and a message about the image being offline will be shown.


rjtjrt 16th Jun 2018 23:29


Originally Posted by Squawk7700 (Post 10174744)


That is because it was temporarily offline and displaying the offline image which is a picture of the airport entrance sign.

As the images come from so many different sources that are managed by different providers, we are looking to implement a system at EFB level that checks if the file uploaded is the same as the last one and if so, then it won't be displayed and a message about the image being offline will be shown.


Thanks. Good idea.
That would be good, as this am Yarrawonga showed a missleading picture of good weather with a disclaimer “not to be used for flight planning”, but such disclaimers can be used sometimes on a valid image.
Would be preferable to show no weather image if it is not current.

Squawk7700 17th Jun 2018 00:06

I should add though, that the EFB's do not display alternate images. What you saw is the public images on the website. E.g. Tocumwal's images are of the floor and roof in a building. These are not certified to display in the EFB's.

rjtjrt 17th Jun 2018 00:15


Originally Posted by Squawk7700 (Post 10174757)
I should add though, that the EFB's do not display alternate images. What you saw is the public images on the website. E.g. Tocumwal's images are of the floor and roof in a building. These are not certified to display in the EFB's.

The alternate image was displayed on AVPLAN earlier this am.

Squawk7700 17th Jun 2018 00:32

That is something beyond the control of the website that I will work with the EFB's to resolve should it occur.

rjtjrt 17th Jun 2018 00:37

Sorry to put it all back on you. I realise it is unfair, but hope the feedback is welcome.

Squawk7700 17th Jun 2018 00:40

All feedback is welcome, both positive and negative.

Bend alot 17th Jun 2018 01:36

Just a question Squawk, would it be possible to run a loop of images?

Could be handy for areas that have fast changing weather (tropics).

Squawk7700 17th Jun 2018 03:19

We hadn't got around to it yet on the site because the EFB's do it automatically for us.

Let's just say it's "on the list."


Squawk7700 17th Jun 2018 07:30

The sunset of the week award goes to Bridport in Tasmania.

Just now we have had 2 new cameras come on-line at Holbrook and 3 at Tocumwal (the 4th one is awaiting a replacement power supply).

So in summary this weekend:

2 additional at Tooradin
1 at Tyabb
2 at Heck Field Qld
3 at Tocumwal
2 at Holbrook

Enjoy!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmf...d40ceed443.jpg

Squawk7700 22nd Jun 2018 12:01

Leongatha's cameras have now come on-line with many thanks to Woorayl Air Services. Woorayl are best known to ppruners for their AgWork and Low Level endorsements and flying training.

Auswebcams.com

Squawk7700 18th Jul 2018 01:32

It's been a while since I posted an update...

Lethbridge has added an additional 2 cameras.

Portland has just come online with many thanks to the local council / aerodrome operator for assisting with those. They are in the final stages of alignment will will be appearing in your favourite EFB soon.

Weather Cameras

Temora Aviation Museum should be online within the next week too which will be great for those who can't make it to the Warbirds Downunder event later this year.

We will also see the addition in the next week of Moruya NSW and also a lovely little private strip in the Huon Valley of southern Tasmania.


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