Sunday, February 14, 2010

Some Recent Flying

I have been flying a lot lately. I have been back to Borroloola (Brl) twice now. Not quite as long as Alice to Brl, but within 40nm. Its 384nm from Darwin to Brl, which is longer than flying Sydney Melbourne, for those of you playing at home. Then obviously 384nm on the return leg. You usually get good winds one way which makes one of the legs semi enjoyable! I took off on the first trip early to get some night hours. The C210 that i was flying is decked out with all the gear so its nice to have good avionics.

This was taken after leaving controlled airspace. I was at 7500ft initially, but then decided to descent lower as the winds were better. You can see its got some good gear in the plane from the photo!

This is a photo looking into the Gulf of Carpentaria, which runs between the NT and Far North Queensland. Taken on the return leg.

This picture is similar!

Sunrise. Not quite at 35000, rather... 5500. Only 30000ft difference to a jet. Maybe one day i'll post photos from 35000ft. I hope so anyway.

I have lots of photos of storms, and weather, water, islands that i was going to post, but i'll save them for another post i think. I have one more photo of the community of Ngukurr. Pronounced "nooker" i always heard people talk about it, as a lot of pilots are based at remote communities, and Ngukurr was a reasonably common base for pilots. So on the way back from Brl i detoured to get a photo.



  1. I recently found your blog from other flying blogs and found it really interesting nice reading. Will come back regularly to check your updates, keep it going! greetings from Italy.

  2. Thanks for the comment RMarvin86. Glad to see my blog reaches some far away places!

    Regards, Mike.