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Big News!!!

 

I have purchased a Recreational Aircraft of my very own :biggrin:

 

Its a TST E Thruster - true 'back to basics' flying...

 

I pick it up on Saturday 11th October from Orange.

 

Im flying QF400 Melb - Syd, then REX to Orange.

 

Then 'Thruster Class' all the way home to Ballarat - some 400nm!

 

I will certainly have a trip report on this little adventure with plenty of pics after it is completed 001_smile.gif.2cb759f06c4678ed4757932a99c02fa0.gif

 

I am very EXCITED...:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

 

 

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Hmm Orange hey? Will you be dropping in to Cowra? You would nearly have to pass by wouldn't you?

 

Congrats on the plane 024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif

 

 

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Guest OzChris
so that was you who one the power ball?:)

 

Speaking of that I got $500 on a scratchie today :)

If I won the powerball I wouldnt have bought a Thruster :tongue:

 

actually, second thoughts, maybe I would have :)

 

 

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It should take around 8 - 10 flight hours Glenn...depending on the prevailing winds of course. It only has a 40 lt tank and with a fuel burn of around 15 - 17 lts per hour gives a max cruise of 2 hours...so that means lots of stops along the way :]

 

The longest leg that I have planned is 80nm...with a half way point for emergency re-fueling/setting down due to wx, etc.

 

Should be a real adventure - and very cold with no doors :]

 

 

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Guest Darren Masters

Congrats Chris on this mate! I miss my Thruster dearly and wish I had never sold her :frown: If you want to meet up on Saturday I am at the airport with the kids. Let me know mate. If there is anything else I can help you with let me know.

 

 

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Guest David C

Lucky devil ..... Have fun in your new machine .. There's nothing quite a good as real flying . Best wishes and luck for your ferry flight .

 

Dave C

 

 

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Guest Chainsaw
...Should be a real adventure - and very cold with no doors :]

So, you have bought a Mini Moke then :biggrin:

 

(You young whipper snappers probably wouldn't know just how 024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif a Moke is.)

 

 

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So, you have bought a Mini Moke then :biggrin:

(You young whipper snappers probably wouldn't know just how 024_cool.gif.7a88a3168ebd868f5549631161e2b369.gif a Moke is.)

Chainy, I have been in/or on a Moke :rolleyes:

 

 

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Congrats Chris on this mate! I miss my Thruster dearly and wish I had never sold her :frown: If you want to meet up on Saturday I am at the airport with the kids. Let me know mate. If there is anything else I can help you with let me know.

Thanks Darren - but I will be running from my QF flight to my REX connection to make it in time...will take a rain check until next time when Im not rushing through 001_smile.gif.2cb759f06c4678ed4757932a99c02fa0.gif

 

 

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Thanks Darren - but I will be running from my QF flight to my REX connection to make it in time...will take a rain check until next time when Im not rushing through 001_smile.gif.2cb759f06c4678ed4757932a99c02fa0.gif

Sounds good mate. Safe flying!!!

 

 

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Guest Chainsaw

How fantastic Chris! I'm sooo pleased for you. Of course we expect a trip report par excellence. Not sure how you will go getting pics though. Maybe at each fuel stop. Glenn you should be able to get a few of him in flight. Great stuff.

 

 

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This is my preliminary Flight plan:

 

Orange - Cowra (visiting a friend)

 

Cowra - Temora

 

Temora - Holbrook

 

Holbrook - Shepparton (visiting a friend)

 

Shepparton - Bendigo

 

Bendigo - Ballarat (home :])

 

 

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Thanks to this forum and the great people giving me important information...I have decided to revise my flight plan.

 

I am now going:

 

Orange - Cowra 36nm

 

Cowra - Cootamundra (Waypoint: Young) 54nm

 

Cootamundra - Holbrook (Waypoint:Wagga) 75nm

 

Overnight Holbrook Airfield.

 

Next day:

 

Holbrook - Falcon Hawke Airfield [shepparton way] (Waypoint: Corowa) 80nm

 

Falcon Hawke - Bendigo 80nm

 

Bendigo - Ballarat 53nm

 

That gives me a better route of 380(ish)nm

 

That is if the weather behaves itself :)

 

 

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Guest Chainsaw

wx looks excellent at this point Chris. Pity we didn't have a TAA member at each stop. I do hope you sleep under your wing at Holbrook in a swag. You have to do this correctly after all :) DON'T forget your camera. Get a pic of the handover and whenever you can. I'm sure Glenn is polishing his lens right now. I'm actually quite excited for you mate.

 

 

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Thanks Chainy...I am sleeping at the airfield at Holbrook - not sure about in a swag though.

 

The camera is packed :]

 

 

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Guest g_i_jack029

THAT THING IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chris your going to have WAY!!!!! too much fun!!!!!!!!! that is a cool looken aircraft!!!!

 

 

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