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Old 07-08-2016, 03:47 PM   #711
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Default Landing on centre line!

Not often that we land on sealed strips so Gayle wanted a pic of the tire and the centre line on touch down - I didn't think I could do it but lucked out! It was a good challenge and practice in judging where the right tire is.

This was a t Broken Hill.

https://youtu.be/uNXJeYH539g

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Old 07-08-2016, 04:21 PM   #712
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Default Landing on Beach

Another landing clip. I am relatively new to beach landings and certainly no expert, but I have learned to be extremely cautious. It is important to be sure of the how firm the sand is before committing to land. In this case I was lucky to have a mate there on a yacht and he walk the length of the beach and checked it was firm. It is possible to get a good idea of firmness through a touch and go, but beware that conditions are rarely consistent on a beach over the full length. On this video (which is a little blurred) you can see that the right wheel hit some softer sand shortly after touch down and I had to be quick on the rudder to compensate (my fault for touching down 10 m earlier than my mate marked out!). I know this is no different to a lot of off-field landings but I thought it worth noting for those considering beach landings. The sand often looks smooth and even - caution always and 'ground truthing' is a real plus!

That said, beaches are great places to play!
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Old 07-08-2016, 04:50 PM   #713
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Great vids Ross, I yearn for the day I can land on the beach. Growing up in a beach town, I always thought it would be the best way to arrive.
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:41 AM   #714
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Default First clear weather for 10 days!

It cleared her enough to day to go for a fly around the valley - thought we would never see the sun again!

These pics are at my home at Mt Beauty Vic, Australia.
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Where we live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains our seasons are typically dry with rain and snow only during the Winter and early Spring months. We must store water for late Spring, Summer and Fall. I combined video from two flights to show the difference between a late summer flight after four years of inadequate rain and snowfall and the following Spring after an El Nino fueled winter with near normal precipitation.

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Lowell,
Wow, what a difference water makes. Beautiful country!
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:04 PM   #717
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I never realized that parts of Australia looks like Tahoe! Beautiful.
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:35 PM   #718
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the runway might be a little narrow but looks long enough to land a space shuttle on it. not really what my idea of what it was like down there either. thanks for the pics
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:43 PM   #719
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one of the hazards of landing where they allow cattle to graze
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Thats just bull**** Chuck!


Well, after getting a little excited by partial sunshine yesterday, today dawned a perfect bluebird day. So I went u skiing this morning and the came home and got the plane out and did it from above! I know we don't have 'real' mountains here but they do give us plenty of skiing and good flying!
Here are a few photos of my one hour local flight today.

Take off from Mt Beauty and spiral climb to 7000ft brings you here -This Falls Creek ski area- the water is used for Hydro electricity production
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These are some of the beginner runs -
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And a bit of our more interesting runs
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Headed over to the next valley to visit friends airstrip -
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Mitta Mitta International! http://www.wombatgully.com.au/Airport.html
But they were not there today.
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Up the Mitta River at 700ft
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Around the Hume Weir
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and into the Kiewa valley and home to Mt Beauty!
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