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Old 04-03-2016, 06:47 PM
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Talking Taking a VAF member for a fly in Sydney Australia

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;

http://wedderburnairstrip.com.au/

Randy and my RV7 at Wedderburn airport



And again



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

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Old 04-03-2016, 09:16 PM
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Wow...what a beautiful VFR day!
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:19 PM
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You da man Eddie. If I ever get down under, I will be sure to look you up. If you ever get in the Idaho part of our country, look me up!
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:57 PM
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Hey guys,

There are a lot of RVers in Sydney that are always up for taking visitors for a fly so if your over this way don't be shy.

Cheers
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:00 PM
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What navigation app is this?


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Old 04-03-2016, 10:36 PM
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What navigation app is this?
I believe that it is Ozunways

https://www.ozrunways.com/
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:41 PM
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Hi Vlad,

This is OzRunways, I don't believe that they provide support for the USA, although you could ask, they guys are pretty responsive. There seems to be support for most of the rest of the world though.

https://www.ozrunways.com/

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Old 04-03-2016, 11:17 PM
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The only thing better than the flight was Eddie's terrific Australian hospitality.

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Old 04-03-2016, 11:50 PM
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Thanks Randy you are a gentleman and it was a pleasure to meet and spend some time with you.

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The only thing better than the flight was Eddie's terrific Australian hospitality.

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Old 04-04-2016, 12:45 AM
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Sydney Harbour is beautiful and about 16 years ago was there for the centennial fireworks off the Sydney Harbour Bridge with my future wife. Planning to go again with the idea of leaving San Diego for an airpark somewhere along the coast. Will be there soon and may look around Wollongoon so I can volunteer at HARs museum.

First visit to Sydney included a helicopter flight to the Blue Mountains at a remote cabin along a pristine river. While searching the pictures on the wall who do I see but an autographed picture of Chuck Yeager... yes Chuck fished just outside where our helicopter landed. We had steak for lunch.
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