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NSW Aerobatic Championships at Narromine recently. I left late Saturday so I wouldn't get stuck there yesterday as everyone else was. A bit of rubbish at Tocumwal but got back to Moorabbin on Sunday morning with strong winds and turbulence (along the Kilmore - Sugarloaf lane).

I don't know why people organise aviation events at this time of the year down here.

I'm now a fan of Avplan's weather radar overlay and traffic info!

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Spring weather can be unsettled with thunderstorm activity in Victoria and August is the time of strong W winds in central NSW. It's been drought conditions for a few years in some of NSW, but some rain lately. (yesterday). General seasonal patterns produce a tendency to a certain type of weather so It's something that can be taken into account by good planners, but it's NOT guaranteed. Worth considering if planning events. Nev

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I’m visiting the US and yesterday I got to fly out of South Valley for 1.2h. Amazing taking off at 4600’ and flying at 7100’ and only being 2500’ agl. A big change from the SEQ coastal flying I’m used to. The red on the mountains here in Utah from the Fall looks awesome. Flying over the Salt lake is truely amazing. Another flight today and I can’t wait.

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On Thursday I got to do another 1.4h flying from Southern Valley (U42) into Provo KPVU. My first experience with a towered airport. It was a great experience very friendly and controlled. 7 touch and goes. separation. I was a bit worried about my first experience with a tower but they were very good with me and by the 3rd circuit I was feeling very comfortable taking with them. Had a few planes in circuit plus an airbus a318 took off when I was on downwind so I had to slow up and extend downwind for my 120sec. Can’t wait to get back home and do some tower work.

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:roflmao:of course! Weirdly enough, I love her company, and I'd hoped to share this awesome aviation experience with her, but alas, flying isn't her thing. Corny, I know, but it is what it is.... I'm a hopeless case....

 

By the way, hide this post from your wife, your next post could contain the words, "and then the fight started....":amazon:

I know that feeling. My wife hates flying, except for some crazy reason she likes helicopters. If I end up selling it will be mainly because I don't want to travel alone. Local area and circuits yes, but I don't want to overnight without her.

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I know that feeling. My wife hates flying, except for some crazy reason she likes helicopters. If I end up selling it will be mainly because I don't want to travel alone. Local area and circuits yes, but I don't want to overnight without her.

 

Agree, I wouldn’t want to o/n without my wife either. so I need to keep her enjoying it.

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Just got back home from Narromine.[ATTACH]52126[/ATTACH]

 

Were you competing or judging?

 

How did it go?

 

I went to the Moama open day yesterday and the Edge and a couple of other wicked looking things were there doing some aeros. Nice little grass strip 5 NM due north of Echuca 16-34.

 

Kaz

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90191E87-348A-471C-9C56-37BC52822C1A.thumb.jpeg.91daaa2882685c4efe8c94f220deab75.jpeg A magic day it was to be aviating today

Another 3.5 hrs in the logbook for a total of 5.5 for the weekend

Opposite end of the state this weekend.

Last Sunday it was to Stawell, this Sunday was to Mallacoota along the glorious East Gippsland coastline what

Beaten my previous best for a year with 124.9 hours so far from the start of January this year

Living the dream

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Kaz, I don't see an Edge in the photos - Citabria, Extra, DR-107 etc.

 

Not competing this year.

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Gary (Garfly and SkyRanger pilot) from the forum was in Mackay so we did a local 2 hours in the SkyRanger Nynja to show him some of the area between Marian to Lakeside, Heathrow and up the Pioneer valley. Weather was nice for flying and not many other aircraft hear over the radio. I'm sure Gary enjoyed seeing the area and when he's back up this way I'll fly the other ares to the south and west. Earlier in the week it looked like things would be touch and go with the rain and storms happening but the last three days had all the rain and storms to the west and north of here. Cheers1002451937_pThecrewsmallP1020922.thumb.jpg.cd72c8281d879190a5e27e178dd9f237.jpg

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Gum creek in an interesting landscape with early morning light.

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Exploring abandoned villages railway-lines and mines to the North of Broken Hill this morning. Got away early and back before the thermals started popping. Recreational flying ...... never gets old!

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A lovely day for a fly in Far Western NSW at Menindee today.

 

This is Lake Menindee in Far West NSW, southern end looking north with Copi Hollow top right.

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Lake Pamamaroo, part of the Menindee Lake system from the east looking west with the Darling winding its way towards Wentworth. Lake Menindee is top left of this picture. Truly an oasis in the outback which has been significantly impacted by the alleged theft of significant volumes of water over many years from the river system. Multiple investigations and now a Royal Commission in SA on the way to identify perpetrators.

 

Just another delight to come and explore, becoming more and more popular for paramotor pilots. Pictures from my phone just don't do this justice.

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