Home at last! The only thing I could think about today was getting home. This is all that was on everyone else’s mind too. If we didn’t get home today, with the weather that is coming, we probably wouldn’t get home for another week. With the high passing over us, there was plenty of wind, […]
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Can you believe this! We’ve been saying for days now that we have “one flying day to go”. After being fogged in at Aldinga yesterday, I really thought today was going to be it. Well, we got a little over an hour further south east & we still have “one flying day to go”. This […]
Last night, when I looked at the forecast, I was very confident that we’d be getting back to Tooradin today. I think the entire team were of the mindset that today would be the last day of the On a Wing & a Chair Around Australia Flight.
After spending 3 nights at Port Lincoln, we all felt ready to get going. If you look on the map, the distance from Port Lincoln to Aldinga is only about 150 miles across the bay. But as I’m going coastal, we had to track north to Whyalla, then across the bay to Port Pirie, & then south all […]
More delays Last night, we had a team briefing &, looking at the weather forecast for today, it was pretty clear that it was going to be worse than yesterday. We decided to spend another night in Port Lincoln & have today as a true rest day. This meant that our schedule to arrive into […]
With just 2 flying days to go until we get back to Tooradin, we were keen to get going this morning. But unfortunately, due to weather, today was not a flying day. I feel we are so close & yet so far away from home. As a thunderstorm rolled over us last night, I was hoping this […]
I got a sleep in this morning until 5 am. Once up, I headed out to check the beautiful sunrise. Normally, I don’t have time for this but we saved some time as the planes were parked right beside our rooms at the Nullarbor Hotel. This is what all good hotels should have!
I woke up today at 4.30 am & as the sun rose it started looking like a really nice day. It’s funny how moments like these, give you hope that we might have an easy flying day ahead with good weather. But as we had breakfast, some of the morning fog started to roll in & […]
It was a relief to see the forecast at 6 am this morning. It didn’t look as bad as what was forecast the previous night. The weather gods must be looking out for us. Today’s departure was a little later because the Murrayfield Airfield gates would not be open until 8 am, which delayed us […]
It really feels like time to head home. We’ve been going for about a month now. That’s a month of packing our luggage up every morning, looking at weather, deciding if flyable, flying, refueling, flying, refueling, going to accommodation, blogging, facebooking, rearranging accommodation when delayed, & a bit of sleep. This has been no holiday. It’s […]