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Toowoomba Next Weekend 4/5 May


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If anyone feels like going for a fly next weekend, I will be at a fly-in at Toowoomba, and am staying in my tent in mnewbery's back yard :) I have no idea what activities are or are not planned. If you're going to be there, give me a call (even last minute is fine) 0412 64 5525. I'm leaving home Thursday, intend to overnight at Coonamble and arrive Toowoomba Friday.

 

After Toowoomba, I have the AWPA conference and AGM at Hervey Bay.

 

It would be lovely to see some of you at one of these events.

 

 

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Aerial shot - pretty sure my plane is 3rd from the left :)

Not a good photo, but maybe one of these, Kaye. Same group of planes, I think.

 

Cheers, Willie.

 

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too hard to tell! Was definitely 3rd from the end at the tie downs near the aero club. Gone now, I've arrived at Hervey Bay

 

 

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Looks like you had a flight in the "light aircraft" we've referred to elsewhere? ...;)

Yes, Geoff, it was quite an experience, and something I've wanted to do for a long time. A definite bucket list contender. It's supposedly heading to Melbourne for a couple of years, so if you get a chance to ride in it, I'd highly recommend it. Will try and get up in it again sometime, hopefully for a bit longer next time.

 

It's hard to describe. Everything that you've read and learned about the An-2 over the years suddenly all makes sense the moment it lifts off the ground. It's such a large, stable platform and seems a bit surreal to be in something so big that handles like a 172 Cessna. It just floats.

 

And the 1000hp round engine all adds to it as well. Smoothest feeling aeroplane I've ever been in.

 

Cheers, Willie.

 

I don't know the story behind this small jet; it was loud and looked like a lot of fun.

 

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From the rego listing:

 

Amateur built JG2 Serial No 1, powered by GE T58-8F. First Registered 23 Nov 05. Owner/builder lives at Mt. Cotton Qld.

 

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From the rego listing:Amateur built JG2 Serial No 1, powered by GE T58-8F. First Registered 23 Nov 05. Owner/builder lives at Mt. Cotton Qld.

 

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A bit off topic, but it solves a bit of a mystery. I'd always thought this static target ( a screen shot from that 16mm Maverick test clip, Peter) was a Panther, but obvoiusly not after looking at some Panther photos.

 

I've since found out it's a Northrup F-89 Scorpion. Not a Panther at all.

 

Cheers, Willie.

 

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Holy xxxx! The T58-8F was originally a helicopter engine. There are turbo jet conversion kits available so it's not unbelievable and you get to keep a decent 8:1 compression ratio.

 

 

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From Herschel Smith's book "Aircraft Piston Engines" ... the Yanks idea of a primary trainer was somewhat different to other allied forces... :confused:



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Look, honey - I just ate the Tiger!



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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