Thursday, December 24, 2009

A few photos i found.

Im not sure whether i posted this photo before. It was taken between Tennant Creek and Alice at the DERAK waypoint, on the W177 airway. We were about 20nm off track due the storms, was defiantely one of the best yet worst days i have had flying.

Departing Kiwirrkurra one day, one of the rival companies planes was there. In a C310 he was faster than me, and passed me as we climbed away. Luckily i had my camera to capture this.

A shot of Ayers Rock i have taken somewhere at sometime?!

Ayers rock looking back from the Olga's.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

New beginning!

So i have resigned from my current job. I'll keep you all updated very soon, and i dare say i will have some great new stories and flying to post about. Very excited for this move, but im not going to say too much yet. In fact it all seems to go back to square one, but i'll explain that in a later post.

Until then, i'll see if i have some past photos i never got around to posting. But the tales in the desert have come to an end! All the best for Christmas and the new year, i will be back very soon!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Middle of the Simpson Desert

So i thought i would post 3 photos of what an exploration camp in the middle of the Simpson desert looks like. I will say this is the actual middle of nowhere. There is nothing around anywhere! It is only about 250km from Alice as the crow flies, but still. I have been flying miners/drillers here in a 210 as the runway isnt strong enough for a twin or caravan. Its actuall long and fairly firm in the middle, but its quite narrow and very soft around the edges. You sorta fly over all these desert dunes, then you see a patch of trees.. and you know its slightly to the right of the trees. And then all of a sudden a sad excuse for a runway appears! haha. Its known as Simpson 2, but im unaware of what they are looking for, even though im sure i was told.