A few weeks ago VAF member Randy Garrett posted that he was travelling to Sydney and was wondering if anyone would be willing to take him for a fly in an RV in Australia.
As I'm always looking for an excuse to go flying I volunteered. A few email and text message exchanges later we hatched a plan.
Randy was staying in Sydney near Central Station, I live to the North West about an hours drive in traffic and my airport is 1 hour southwest of the city, so we agreed that Randy would catch the train from Central to Campbelltown where I would pick him up for the drive to Wedderburn Airport.
So how to identify someone you have never met, selfie of course;
Wedderburn airport, the old and the new;
Randy and my RV7 at Wedderburn airport
Our flight plan to get us into Sydney Harbor and back to Wedderburn with a little coastal flying included.
Our track took us from Wedderburn up to Hornsby, then to Long Reef on the coast where we got our airways clearance for a Harbor Scenic 1
Once the Harbor Scenic was complete we descended into Victor 1 south bound to Wollongong and back to Wedderburn
Approaching Sydney from the North
Sydney Harbor in all its glory, as you can see the weather cooperated just a little
Looking at North and South Head, the entrance to Sydney Harbor
Float plane passing under us