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Originally planned for January?  Well, that was a mistake from the start. 

Might be fine weather in Devonport, but not so much the rest of Aus....

Good luck to him anyway...:spot on:

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On 4/11/2019 at 1:01 PM, Downunder said:

Originally planned for January?  Well, that was a mistake from the start. 

Might be fine weather in Devonport, but not so much the rest of Aus....

Good luck to him anyway...:spot on:

Not knocking him, I’m happy for anyone to do this sort of stuff, but yep. 

Ive read a few stories about this type of circumnavigation and I think all of them ended up being “multipart” trips in the end due to having to stop because of  seasonal bad weather in one  place or other. 

The first book of these types of thing I read was the guy who flew the first R22 helicopter round Oz. If I recall he did part one year and finished it the next. Stopped at some point due weather which lasted for weeks and he had to go back to work etc. so came back a year or something later and picked up where he stopped. 

 

Our flying group used to do a 10 day trip somewhere across Oz every year for a decade or so in the the early 2000s and it was always a problem of juggling opposite weather pattern at opposite ends of the country. 

 

 

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If you aim to be the youngest, you have to aim for the closest date to your birthday, or you risk leaving a window of opportunity for someone marginally younger to take your record.  If you are at school, you aim for school holidays.  The compulsion to go ASAP could over-ride good decision making; so I applaud his decision to delay.   Good on him for having a go.

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How I imagine doing it. (Talking about a circumnavigation, not a tour)

I would plan on doing it hard and fast taking advantage of good weather. When you have good weather it can only turn in one direction, bad.

I've been caught before, stopping early afternoon in fine weather. The next day it's blowy and some passing showers.

Cursed myself for not pushing on to the next stop the day before.

Lesson learned. If the weathers good....fly!

 

Definately in the northern dry season.

The direction would depend on the current weather. 

If poor in the south, head north first and hope it's better when you get around or at least forcast to improve.

If good in the south, kick off at first light and get as far as you can each day.

 

Looks like he has a 172.... good and bad?

More stable and comfortable cruising but probable can't (won't) get into roadhouses for ulp/accomodation ...

 

How would you do it?

 

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He departed this morning, landed at Flinders Is, now about to land at Lakes Entrance Vic.

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