Saturday, January 26, 2008

Happy passengers

Thursday 31st January I'm planning another flight to either Bathurst or Cessnock, weather permitting.

If you're interested, let me know, you need to be at Bankstown airport at 0730 - early start, I know. Should be back at Bankstown by 1100.

Same rules - first time flyers fly free, if you've flown with me before, be a sport and help chip in for gas.

update - Glen came along, and enjoyed himself immensely.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Not if you're braver than me

Co-pilot kept cool head in crash landing

"Flying is about teamwork and we had a fantastic team on board," Captain Burkill told reporters at British Airways' London headquarters on Friday, before singling out Senior First Officer John Coward, who was at the controls.

Now, isn't that a perfect name for a co-pilot?

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Harbour orbits

My last invitation received a truly underwhelming response, but that won't discourage me from trying again.

I'm planning some orbits over the harbour on the morning of Tuesday 22nd January 2008 from around 0930 to around 1130.

If you're interested, let me know - it really is a spectacular way to see the city.

Same rules apply as before, except no weight restriction - first time flyers fly free - if you've flown with me before, be a sport and help me chip in for gas.

Update - David and Leo have agreed to come along, so I will post again on how it goes.

Update 2 - David and Leo enjoyed their flight over the harbour on Tuesday - pic follows.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Took my brother-in-law for a flight on Sunday, from Wollongong, over to Mittagong, down to Nowra and a couple of orbits over his house, out to Culburra and then back to Wollongong via Kiama. Hot and humid day, with lots of puffy clouds to make it interesting. Another 2.8 hours. He spent the entire time taking photos - hopefully he will send me a couple I can post here.


Here are the photos

Fitzroy Falls Reservoir

The mouth of the Shoalhaven River

Coolangatta Mountain (yes, I know it is only a hill)


Wollongong Aerodrome, which is at Albion Park

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Reports of his death not so greatly exaggerated.

George MacDonald Fraser is, sadly, no more, and thanks to Lex for passing on the news. My favourite author, author of the Flashman series has died. As usual, I find this out several days/weeks/months after the event. However, when someone like Anna-Nicole Smith dies I get hourly updates.

Click on the link above and read it the whole thing, it's worth it for quotes like;

I think little of people who will deny their history because it doesn't present the picture they would like.