PC9/A X-Country VFR Nav - Leg 2

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George Goodman

PC9/A X-Country VFR Nav - Leg 2

Post by George Goodman » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:41 pm

Alright, after a quite long break and mechanical repairs in Tindal, A32-012 was ready to continue with it's X-County journey, and fly into the centre of hell, literally. The plan today was to fly a short VFR flight south to YBAS (Alice Springs), where the aircraft would stay overnight before then prepping for a quite long journey to Richmond the next day, as it is required for both Anzac Day Fly-By's and Wings Over Illawarra.

The flight plan for tomorrow is: YBAS - YBDV - YTGM - YBKE - YSDU - YBTH - YSRI. The aircraft will then be based at Richmond until 01 May when I will fly it to Nowra and then to Canberra for random ADFA Celebrations. Then it will trek back up North to visit Amberley for the 'Brisbane Labour Day March & Festival 2016'. Finally it will fly down to East Sale and be based there until 08 May for a flyby over the Markit@Fed event, which the aircraft will then continue on to RAAF Edinburgh.

After that flight, A32-012 will be serviced after quite an intensive flying regime, and will then be flown back to YPEA on the 15th of May, where it will perform a low level fly by over Adelaide city for the conclusion of the Adelaide Biennial Art Show. All in all, it should be good. Looking at roughly 30-45 hours of flight. Just for training in the aircraft as well as building up knowledge of RAAF Bases around Australia.

Here are some fully sick screenies from today! (After all that KNOWLEDGE^)

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Have a good night and week everyone!

Darren Boaden

Re: PC9/A X-Country VFR Nav - Leg 2

Post by Darren Boaden » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:21 am

That's awesome George, a great way to experience the aircraft and systems along with Australian scenery.

Just done a similar thing in the KC-30A ( Black Box A330) around Australia.

Good stuff. Enjoy

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