Jane is working, Robin is on holiday

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Re: Jane is working, Robin is on holiday

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Hi Graham

When you get to Sydney, there is a great flight you can do. See the trip report in this forum - The trip to do when in Sydney.

Schofields flying club at YSBK- Bankstown have a DA 40 XLS.

Hope you enjoy your time Down Under.

Regards

Robin
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Re: Jane is working, Robin is on holiday

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Some more pictures from Whyalla

There is an active army firing range, lots of unexploded bombs. Hope I do not have to make a forced landings there!

Cheers


Robin
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A typical country town.  The wheat silos - the big white towers again are very useful to navigate by.  Clearly marked on the WACs - World Aeronautical Charts
A typical country town. The wheat silos - the big white towers again are very useful to navigate by. Clearly marked on the WACs - World Aeronautical Charts
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The way to navigate visually - the salt lakes are great to navigate by.
The way to navigate visually - the salt lakes are great to navigate by.
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Warning sign - not to be ignored!
Warning sign - not to be ignored!
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Re: Jane is working, Robin is on holiday

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The trip out to Streaky Bay - YKBY

Not much out at the airport.

We had fun anyway.

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Views from Streaky Bay
Views from Streaky Bay
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Gravel taxiway to the runway
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The main hangar at YKBY
The main hangar at YKBY
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Re: Jane is working, Robin is on holiday

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The town of Streaky Bay.

A fishing port, great sheltered bay. A popular summer holiday location.

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Navigating home looking out for the salt lakes.
Navigating home looking out for the salt lakes.
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The bay
The bay
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Streaky Bay Township
Streaky Bay Township
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Re: Jane is working, Robin is on holiday-Trip to Olympic Da

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Some more pics of the trip upto Olympic Dam/ Roxby Downs
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The salt lakes are great to visual navigational features.
The salt lakes are great to visual navigational features.
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A small mine enroute to YOLD - Olympic Dam. All of these are marked on the WAC.  I like to look out when visual, just to make sure the GPS is working well.
A small mine enroute to YOLD - Olympic Dam. All of these are marked on the WAC. I like to look out when visual, just to make sure the GPS is working well.
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The main highway through the centre of Australia.  Nice to confirm that the GPS is working!!
The main highway through the centre of Australia. Nice to confirm that the GPS is working!!
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Re: Jane is working, Robin is on holiday:Flying back to YWHA

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A front was coming through, so we had a great tail wind. The wind was 340 to 030 degrees at 25 to 40 knots

I got a GS of 183 knots at one stage
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Re: Jane is working, Robin is on holiday; Whyalla Township

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Coming back into Whyalla
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Whyalla Township
Whyalla Township
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Re: Jane is working, Robin is on holiday

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The G1000 on the way upto Olympic Dam

We had to do a small dog leg to avoid the Woomera Restricted Area - WRX, hence to AMK - Anadamooka.
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Re: Jane is working, Robin is on holiday Roxby Downs

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Some pictures of Roxby Downs. The town was created as a supply town for the Olympic Down Mine.
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Re: Jane is working, Robin is on holiday

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Robin wrote:We had to do a small dog leg to avoid the Woomera Restricted Area - WRX, hence to AMK - Anadamooka.
Is Woomera still in use? I remember it being used for missile testing way back when I was growing up in "good old Blighty"!
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