Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Class C to Class C

I know i have done it before, but it would have been when i was still training. That is flying from a radar controlled aerodrome to another radar controlled aerodrome. No CTAF calls, no changing squawk code etc. I have done Sydney to Canberra, Albury and Essendon. Possibly Tamworth? However its been years. So last Saturday i had to fly from Darwin to Tindal (Katherine) which is a military controlled aerodrome. Although not always active, it happened to be on Saturday. Nothing really overly exciting about it, but was kinda cool for a change. Katherine is about 350km south east of Darwin for those of you playing at home.

The town of Katherine. Fairly small, only 10,000 odd people. Have driven through there many times in my travels!

Most interesting thing i have seen in ages. A DC-10 tanker operated by Omni air. Not sure what it was doing in Tindal, but one would assume refuelling operations, of the mid-air variety.

Passengers on todays flight. Back home from school.

A rainbow. Turned out a lot better than i expected it would.

Finally - Tindal aerodrome. You can see all the military hardstands. The RPT/Charter apron is the far right side off the end of the rwy.

Anyway.. thanks for reading.

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