I think you misunderstood me. I have the same asphalt as everyone else. The marshaller just guided me into the grass parking next to that King Air and said something about "all Rally aircraft" being put there (since I was one of the first to arrive) and when I come back, all you guys and your Avros and DCs are up on the asphalt and the only planes on the grass with us are the little guys. I feel like someone bribed the rampies. I guess I need to start digging potholes in the ramp so there's no such thing as a "good place to park".
Alright guys, let's have those beers together in Longreach when we get there. I've got a full load of them in the back of my plane, and I've been told it's cool to sit in the shade under that old 747 parked at Longreach airport. OK ?
Then we can talk of marshallers, engine smoke, mud and our dear old birds. I like the DC-3 very much, but wanted a change after I flew it 20 hours last Nov-Dec during DC-3 Airways World Rally. I also like the Metroliner, but couldn't find any good model for FS9...
See you there and please, bring something to eat. Raphael
Hi Guys, The airport parking and marshalling is the responsibility of the local airport authority, usually the local council at these small airports, I am guessing that they would park your aircraft in the safest possible available place, this can also be weather related with the big storms and torrential rains that occur so you don't get bogged.
Many years ago there was a pictorial book called Smokers by Ugo Vicenzi, it mainly deals with the early 707s, DC-8s and Convair 880s, they were all prolific smokers compaired with today's standards, with the Convair 880 being the worst by far.
Just a bit of general stuff for your beer and eats gathering at Longreach
Hi Ho Longreach at last ...... Now I am picking up a lot of beef sausages at Winton for the BBQ, and the rest I have frozen and will sell when I get to Brisbane. The beer shall be cold by he time I arrive so I'll see you all under the wing.
Lets go .... time is ticking ..... still raining ... jeez.
Time .... start now .... lets roll.
Right ... now lets get these sausages loaded up. I have esky's full of frozen shrimps from the gulf to take to down south and sell as well. One esky (Ice Box) full, not frozen is for our BBQ this afternoon.
Indeed ... In Good Company !!!
Now lets get this BBQ set up and I'll have a nice cold beer chaps.
ATTENTION ALL PILOTS .......................................... As we are sitting around the BBQ and having a beer or five and the screenshots appears to be the most viewed subject I will post this here. You may have noticed on the Bluegrass home page that we ran an NZAR in 2015, once again in 2016 we will run a new NZAR probably in September, a similar event to the GAAR, only flown in New Zealand.
So please make a note of the up coming event, stick it in your flight bag and have another beer
I'm afraid we had far too many beers, beef sausages and shrimps under the wing the other evening, so now everybody keeps quiet. Fortunately, I've safely landed in Emerald since then and hope all friends are also OK, as the only aircrafts I can see around are a Qantas Dash 8 and a Cessna... Screenshots to come later if I find time.
Hey guys,...my cam has got some problems as I have drownd it in a glass of beer to much,...so we have to wait till I have cleaned it properly,....so my pics will be here in a few days....let's hope so and maybe I can find Urs for a NZAR in Sept too....hicks....
Hi Guys, Whilst you are in Emerald, don't forget to fill your eskies, chilli-bins or coolers with local Marron. They are fresh water crayfish around 3-4 inches long, found in farmers dams, ponds and local waterways. Cooked lightly on the BBQ, they are one of the most succulent pieces of meat you will ever eat then follow with a beer.
Yep ..... QANTAS has been around for awhile. This was their second office the first was Winton this is Longreach.
OK bye Longreach.
We can not win a trick .... it's still raining with low cloud, so not much to see again, bugger. Well seeing that the timer is on .... lets get going again. Today Longreach to Emerald in the heart of the Queensland Central Highlands and the gemfields.
Landing at Barcaldine.
And shutdown .... time for a beer haaaaa more beer and another BBQ as there is no shortage of good beef steak around.