# Ballarat to Bundaberg- not just for the Rum

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On the 9/10/11/12 of May 2007, 8 grown men were granted leave from their wives and girlfriends to fly from the cold Victorian autumn city of Ballarat to the tropical climes of mid northern Queensland-destination Bundaberg.

The posse of Jabirus included 2 LSA-55, J160 and J230 made its first stop at Deniliquin then Narromine, Morree, overnight Goondawindi and then Chinchilla to Bundaberg with a side trip over Fraser Island and back home to Ballarat.

Total distance 3866 kms.

The J230 took 20 hours at 20.55 LPH/411 litres-fuel cost \$758.00

The J160 took 22.6 hours at 14.9 LPH 337 litres-\$447.00 which is \$311 less for 2.6 hours more travel time.

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Good stuff Kevin. Any pics? Some magical towns you visited though :)

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the difference in the fuel used is 74 litres according to the figures & @ an average price of \$1.33 litre the trip cost should be only about \$ 100 less for the J160.The calculator is wwwwrong this time not me (I hope ) !!!!

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What were the times/ fuel figures for the LSA55's ?? . How did you manage to get leave granted by your good ladies , please tell ..

Dave C

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I see you posted in the Jab user group too, to which I posted this reply.

Me too thinks the calculator is telling you a furfee!

411 litres @ \$1.84 = ~\$758

337 litres @ \$1.84 = \$620

20hrs @ \$758 = \$37.90 per hour

22.6hrs @ \$620 = \$27.40 per hour

If the J230 was a J430 and had 4 people on board, you'd get a heck of a lot more bang per buck!

That would get you 4 POB to Bundaberg and return for less than \$180 each. Who said flying was expensive?

3866 Kms in your average family car would cost around \$560 and take between 2 and 3 times longer.

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And I'd speculate that the J230 ended up carrying the additional stuff that because of weight and or cubic restrictions couldnt be carried in the other beasts.

When you need to take the kitchen sink with you, I'll almost guarentee that its a J230 that'll be carrying it.

Andy

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What were the times/ fuel figures for the LSA55's ?? . How did you manage to get leave granted by your good ladies , please tell .. Dave C

The LSA's are virtually the same as the 160's, one LSA had a faster cruise and the other was slower. Kevin

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What were the times/ fuel figures for the LSA55's ?? . How did you manage to get leave granted by your good ladies , please tell .. Dave C

And a tip from me on getting leave: add the wife as a secondary card holder on your platinum/black amex charge card.

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And a tip from me on getting leave: add the wife as a secondary card holder on your platinum/black amex charge card.