A380 takeoff video

Just filling time before a trip to the airport by browsing A380 videos on youTube and found one that reminded me of the Avalon Airshow last month. Watching the Qantas A380 rotate about 20metres in front of me was a great experience and it’s hard to sum up the sound and feeling of being that […]

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Bankstown training area ctaf

Just a thought but I wonder if the Sydney training area West of ysbk should be given its own ctaf? I think pilots would benefit from hearing an entry broadcast and perhaps intentions of manouvres when approaching or transitioning that area. The airspace can be quite crowded there some days especially sunny Saturday mornings. Plus […]

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Avalon Airshow 2009 – Saturday

Just back from spending all of yesterday at Avalon Aerodrome (YMAV) to watch the penultimate day of the airshow. The flying display was delayed for 2 hours due to a heavy rainshower that made its way painfully slowly across Melbourne’s West, but by around 11.30am the sky began to clear just enough to allow flying […]

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B1B lancer gets a flat tire

Reports on the news that a B1B lancer stealth bomber en route to next weekend's Avalon airshow identified a flat tire and had to divert to Tullamarine.I'm sure she'll be reinflated and back in the air in Melbourne by the weekend though, I certainly hope so because I'll be heading there on Friday night.Weather's not […]

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Why waving at aircraft?

Welcome to the traditional first post overview of this new blog. Waving at aircraft is named after something that my daughter enjoys doing everytime an aeroplane (pronounced “a-bane” if you’re 20 months old) flies past. I am a Private Pilot having recently got my ticket in January 2009, however I’ve had an interest in aviation […]

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