My wife and I are flying our 9A across the width of Australia to a fly-in at Langley Park Perth. The fly-in is being organized by the local branch of the Sport Aircraft Association of Australia (SAAA). Have a look at Langley Park on Google Earth. You will see that it is virtually in the CBD.
The park is being converted to an airfield for the weekend and about 100 mainly experimential registered aircraft will be there. The airfield is short with obstacles and we have to prove before hand that we are up to the task before being allowed to participate.
You can see where we have been and follow our progress at www.tinyurl.com/vhfla
If we are on the move you will see a blue dot that should update every couple of minutes. Click on my Public pages and you can see the trip starting from the first entry on 7/10/2011. Click on a blue dot and you will see position, speed etc. I fly at about 25 lt/hr regardless of height which translates to around 150 kts TAS at 8,500 ft and less lower down. The prevaling winds are from the west and we have had headwinds most of the way.
The photo quality is not great. They were taken with a mobile phone and the sky was very hazy from smoke/dust.
This is the desert in Central Australia from 8,500 ft. The lines are old sand hills that have been covered by vegetation
There has been rain in the desert over the last year
A welcome water hole at William Creek Central Australia.
Isolated beaches on the eastern section of the Great Australian Bight.
Impressive limestone cliffs that extend for hundreds of km on the western section of the Great Australian Bight. Nothing but open ocean between these cliffs and the Antarctic. Desert starts at the top of the cliffs.
The next post should be the fly-in.