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Granddaughter was copilot but it is a tiring job,

Been at it all week cruising around, went for a run today out behind the wind farm at Silverton, 30kts from the north and rough over the range even in the gyro. Some very pretty mares tail cirrus in t

Never posted here before...But took a spin over the mighty Finnis wetlands just as the first showers fall. Its lookin pretty dry but in a few months this river will be hundreds of metres wide at the m

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Great shot.. Nice stted you have.. May get me thinking of building my own (nah.. I don't want to end up a statistic due to a mid-air breakup or something)... Now a lot of envy kicking in!

 

Have family not too far from you (relatively speaking) - Bowen and I think a cousin has moved toTownsville.. Nice country up there..

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As it was 28 days since I last flew, I did a 45 minute flight this morning to preserve my engine.

At 6.30 this morning I was delighted to hear the sweet sound of a light aircraft doing a fly by at our small town of Heathcote.

Your not to far away...…...it might have been you!

Well done PM ….The spirit of ANZAC Day ??

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Got a 1.6hr flight review in today, Beautiful weather after a front through yesterday. Felt good to be in the air again.

will have to go again soon, not to lose the skills again after the long break.

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Had a short fly this morning to celebrate the 30th anniversary of my relationship with Thruster 25-400. She is a 1988 model that was demonstrated at Oshkosh in '88 as N7008J and returned to aus in '90. We have had lots of good times together and no tears.

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Took a mate to Marlo ( YORB ) yesterday. 31D92FBB-FB32-4F2C-B19C-8BEFC1EBD020.jpeg.a7762a1cdb3105766415a391abcc5100.jpeg2BB762CE-83C7-4B31-9A43-0420999493A8.jpeg.910a7fdb099b61676bae072c782cdf50.jpegHe took these pics during our descent from 3500’into Bairnsdale. Flight was around 30 mins for near 50 nm,...... Bob

 

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Took a mate to Marlo ( YORB ) yesterday. [ATTACH type=full]53311[/ATTACH][ATTACH type=full]53312[/ATTACH]He took these pics during our descent from 3500’into Bairnsdale. Flight was around 30 mins for near 50 nm,...... Bob

Aww Bob, making me jealous that you can get out every day without the hassle of the RAAF

 

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Took a mate to Marlo ( YORB ) yesterday. [ATTACH type=full]53311[/ATTACH][ATTACH type=full]53312[/ATTACH]He took these pics during our descent from 3500’into Bairnsdale. Flight was around 30 mins for near 50 nm,...... Bob

 

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I used to enjoy flying in to Marlo, nice spot ? On rare occasions Zipping along the 90ML beach @ 'exactly' 500' & lots of kts, lots of kts??

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Scenic around Cairns on Sunday (24/5/20). Very quite with not another aircraft to be heard. Here’s a shot of Cairns Airport from (almost) over the 15 threshold at 1000ft.300FD0BB-0E2F-45C0-903A-549ADDFBBD5C.thumb.jpeg.6c42d62ef1d0215634d658459576d795.jpeg

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Scenic around Cairns on Sunday (24/5/20). Very quite with not another aircraft to be heard. Here’s a shot of Cairns Airport from (almost) over the 15 threshold at 1000ft.[ATTACH type=full" alt="300FD0BB-0E2F-45C0-903A-549ADDFBBD5C.jpeg]53489[/ATTACH]

Great shot?

Lots of bird activity at Cairns, got stuck there for a couple of days after whacking several plovers just in the flair!.....they stunk the plane out, cooked bird!?

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Had a marvelous flight last Thursday, from Basel over Bern, over lake Thun with interesting patterns of Sahara dust on it, along the north face of Eiger, climbing to 12'300 feet (my personal record :-)), over the Jungfraujoch, down the Aletsch glacier into the Goms valley and then over the Nufenen pass to Locarno.

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Sam - Your emergency landing sites are certainly pretty low in number there! But I guess having some serious altitude on your side is a big help. Absolutely stunning scenery, we have nothing like it in Australia.

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Sam - Your emergency landing sites are certainly pretty low in number there! But I guess having some serious altitude on your side is a big help. Absolutely stunning scenery, we have nothing like it in Australia.

Flat land is scarce there, I agree. But gliding back to the lake and ditch is a good survivable option. There are very few mountain strips there, all very short. I guess I wouldn't dare it if I suddenly would become a glider.

On the other side of the ridge it's the glacier, and I don't want to try that. Later you can try the next valley, but you are right: people flying here tend to look very well after their machines...

Thanks for all the comments!

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I think flying over inhospitable terrain is all about risk. Most have flown over less than ideal tiger country. My biggest concern is not so much crashing but surviving perhaps injured whilst awaiting a rescue? Plenty of people have survived the actual impact/crash but have surcummed to their injuries waiting. Flying in company with another plane would lesson the risk.

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One thing about mountains is that the slope is often more than your glide-angle, so you can get more air under your wings by flying away from them.

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...over lake Thun with interesting patterns of Sahara dust on it...

Tell us more, Sam. Does the dust float on the water surface?

Dust blown off the Sahara is known to add nutrients to ecosystems from the Atlantic Ocean to Central Asia.

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Looking back at the burn off smoke rolling in over Jandakot. Wasn't my last flight, but it was the last flight that I took a photo :cheezy grin:

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