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David Inskip
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"Runways? Where we're going, we don't need runways..."

Post by David Inskip » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:32 am

Earlier in the week vNo. 35 Squadron deploy to remote corners of Australia,performing a practice landing of a Spartan Eyre Highway on the Nullarbor Plain.

This section of the Highway is a dedicated landing site for the RFDS for remote access in an emerency. Here is a couple of shots from the flight.. Enjoy.. video of the landing coming soon!!!!!!

The C-27J took off from RIC and flew to YPAD, to liaise with RFDS Crews, prior to departing 470nm west to the LZ.
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The LZ had been secured by local police and ready for the C-27J.
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After landing, we turn around and taxi back to meet up witht he RFDS P-12 which landed just after the C-27J.
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After some time on the ground it was time to let the traffic get back on their way. We departed back for YPAD.
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If anyone is interested in replicating this flight please let me know and I will assist you with the location of the LZ and the scenery.

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David Inskip
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Re: "Runways? Where we're going, we don't need runways..."

Post by Peter Story » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:21 pm

Good one Skip, great set of photos
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