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Hello Guy, I am watching your track from Kenya and I haven't look at the airspace around Melbourne. That area looks really interesting but you are nicely avoiding it. So avoiding the Mornington peninsula and the Port Philips Heads because of Airspace or weather? Here in Kenya we dont have a light sport aviation licence nor do the civil aviation understand much what LSA are, so we are equipped like a certified aircraft. So no real restriction regarding airspace. Avantage :-) and inconvenients :-(

 

Hi Michel and yes the airspace looks a bit busy around Melbourne and further north along the coast so I was thinking of a more inland route to get away from the controlled airspace. But on saying that nothing set in concrete at this stage and open to ideas and being flexible.

 

 

It's spectacular coast around Cape Otway but very rugged. It is tempting to get low to really enjoy the scenery but there are areas where you only have poor options should an emergency arise. Additionally the water will be quite cold that time of year.

I suggest you think through some what-ifs before you get to that leg. In a Savannah I think i'd take hills/trees over rocks and cliffs.

Thanks for the insight Blur and yep i don't fancy winter swimming down in the southern parts of Oz.

 

 

Guy ur trip is looking good. Just check with Peterborough b4 u fly in. Last time I did not land as it had heaps of very large clumpy grasses past the sealed section. You can walk to the fab beach fm there and the town. I am in Bendigo and there are 2 savannahs there. Sat morning we meet so say Hi and enjoy our Gold town .

 

Hi Skydog and take it Peterborough is a tarmac strip ? I'll check it out on google earth and the Ersa.

Hopefully sat will coincide with out trip and be able to say hi to u and others.

 

Cheers Guy.

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Hi Guy,

 

I landed at Peterborough a few months ago. It's 800m limestone strip - fine for a Savvy!

N.B. it is managed by 12 Apostles Helicopters (as they use it as an emergency alternate), not the owner (who is a LAME).

The landing fee was $15 from memory - done in advance by credit card as prior permission is required.

 

Be aware of the 12 Apostles helicopters operating frequent sight seeing tours along the coast from a location just to the east, and it is in a Fly Neighbourly zone.

 

Cheers,

Neil

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The 12 Apostles closed this week due to the Coronavirus, and there's quite a large Victorian list of closures; virtually all sites which are regularly visited by groups of people, so you'll need to recheck before you leave. The Victorian/Tasmanian border also closed this week, and we cold possibly see all State borders closing. All in all I'd write off this winter for travelling.

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Nev, the politicians can always rely on the National Security provisions of the Constitution, to enact anything they deem necessary for the protection of Australia.

 

They did this during WW2, when they commandeered properties and trucks and equipment without warning, and without immediate compensation.

Many landowners never got any compensation until after WW2 ended, and then it was often inadequate compensation.

 

Many truck and near-new vehicle owners had their trucks and vehicles confiscated on the spot, during late 1941 and early 1942, as being needed for the War effort.

Army personnel were authorised to stop vehicles in the street, and deem the vehicles as necessary for the War effort.

 

Many owners then joined up, they had little choice, their income was often taken from them with the confiscation of their vehicle.

They received compensation later in the War, but many claimed it was inadequate, and they couldn't argue about the amount received.

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The 12 Apostles closed this week due to the Coronavirus, and there's quite a large Victorian list of closures; virtually all sites which are regularly visited by groups of people, so you'll need to recheck before you leave. The Victorian/Tasmanian border also closed this week, and we cold possibly see all State borders closing. All in all I'd write off this winter for travelling.

 

I agree it's not looking good at this stage but I'll live in hope it all comes together and the panic subside by then and we go a litttle normal like again. I'll keep planning the trip as there's always next yr.

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Well the trip might b back on as the laws become more relax and If not I'll call it a protest flight ?

I've change the route slightly from my previous plan slightly to skirt around the mountainous area's in Victoria. I also have 2 options on flying back home, 1 flying up to Broken hill and following the Darling river system back to Bourke then onto home or a more coastal route. We'll probably decided which way to fly back home when we're ready 2 head back over a beer or 2.

I realize the SA boarders may not b open so we'll not land if that's the case or cut that part out and shorten the flight

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Hi Guy,

 

Looking good! Don't forget to let me know when you plan to be at Lethbridge - looking forward to a Savvy muster! :cheezy grin:

 

Cheers,

Neil

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Guy you seem to have a terrific trip planned, with mobs of places to visit. I guess you have plenty of alternates if weather is unkind. If you get low cloud on the way south to Rylestone you will be uncomfortably close to some rugged, unforgiving country just north of it.

 

The inland route north and south has heaps better weather and lots of landing areas. You can easily navigate from one large dam to the next. You and other aviators are always welcome to drop into Quirindi; our club has basic facilities and someone could run you into town if need be.

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Will do Neil and thanks for the info Kareelah and notice on google earth the rugged area north of Rylstone. We're planning on flying to Rylstone from Mudgee which shows a Valley of sorts with farmland which looks more friendly than coming from direct north to Rylstone.

 

Also notice Cameras at Gulgong and Rylstone which hopefully gives us the heads up on the fog situation etc.

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Hi everyone and just a heads up, due to my mate's wife who had her holidays cancel due to the Covid-19 and with the Victoria lockdown our trip has been cancel sadly and hopefully another time. July was the month we planned for.

 

We're hoping to do just a shorter trip to Mudgee or maybe Lightning Ridge again just stretch the legs a little :smile:

 

I was looking forward to meeting some like minded people along the way in our flying travels but not to be just yet.

 

And thank you for those that help with good suggestions.

 

Cheers Guy.

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Hi everyone and just a heads up, due to my mate's wife who had her holidays cancel due to the Covid-19 and with the Victoria lockdown our trip has been cancel sadly and hopefully another time. July was the month we planned for.

 

We're hoping to do just a shorter trip to Mudgee or maybe Lightning Ridge again just stretch the legs a little :smile:

 

I was looking forward to meeting some like minded people along the way in our flying travels but not to be just yet.

 

And thank you for those that help with good suggestions.

 

Cheers Guy.

 

Hi Guy,

 

Sorry to hear the trip's been postponed (not cancelled, I hope!). It would obviously not have been possible this month with the lockdown.

Along with others I am not able to fly to Lethbridge (outside the lockdown area) from Penfield (inside the lockdown area).

I look forward to meeting you when you reschedule the trip in the not-too-distant future!!

 

Cheers,

Neil

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Definitely not cancel Neil as I plan to see a big part of this country from above.

 

Just have to ride thru these crazy times.

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