Post by planecrazy on Jun 29, 2015 11:25:06 GMT 12
She flew here out of Coffs Harbour on the east coast, chap told me three hours on the button, has around 4 hours fuel with the orange bladder you can see in the bottom two pic's. They are using it for refueling for the job, will go back in for the ferry back to the mainland.
Set out last Saturday 11 July I believe. Flight Radar had it overflying my house later that day but somewhere wires got crossed and eventually I couldn't see exactly where it got to. Seems as I write this it is transiting north of Rocky.
Post by planecrazy on Aug 25, 2015 19:22:50 GMT 12
I am very lucky RAAF C130s visit the island on a fairly regular basis to practice touch and goes on the island's 3,000ft runway. Best thing about these visits is how close you can get, after often as many as a dozen go-arounds they park up.
Most of the locals come down to watch these impressive machines. The crews are always very accommodating and allow all present onboard and answer the many and varied questions.
Haven’t seen this one before A97-450 wears 50 years artwork on her fin.
Getting all arty with those cool 6 bladed props.
Speaking of art all the RAAF C130s seem to have artwork near their front doors, the second one I have seen that looks like it is unfinished!
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Post by planecrazy on Oct 20, 2015 22:13:27 GMT 12
Have worked out how to post my old pictures with a bit better quality, plan is to post some of my old slides here various types that have passed through Lord Howe Island over the last twenty or so years. The airstrip is around 3,000ft runway 28 points roughly north-nor-west.
Nanchang on her way to NZ flown by her owner Graham Frew.
Pretty sure this was one of the first Nanchangs imported into Australia.
I remember I had to switch something to do with starting her while the engine was either cranking or running in the back of the cowl, bit scary, could anyone tell me what I was doing, my vague memory seems to think it was something to do with the compressed air that starts her?!
This AN2 flew from Lithuania to the Coromandel I'm pretty sure!
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Post by planecrazy on Oct 24, 2015 20:31:49 GMT 12
The mighty Hawker Sea Fury, this aeroplane one of the Baghdad Furies has crossed the Tasman on five occasions. Initially for some pylon racing in Tasmania, then when it was sold to an Australian owner than for a Warbirds over Wanaka a few years back.
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