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by Ryan h
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taos Air: A Unique Flying Experience into Regional Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 5061

Re: Taos Air: A Unique Flying Experience into Regional Airports

Great report and interesting airline.

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by Ryan h
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gliding - More like Real Flying
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Re: Gliding - More like Real Flying

The usual 'if we crash don't blame us' forms had to be filled out. The launch point for the gliders was a fair distance from where the bookings were taken in one of the hangars, so after a short drive out there, it was time to strap in. The cockpit is small and cramped and the seat is angled back l...

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by Ryan h
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Operation 747 - One Last Fling With The Queen Of The Skies
Replies: 3
Views: 5149

Re: Operation 747 - One Last Fling With The Queen Of The Skies

VapourTrails wrote:
Hi Ryan - thanks for sharing this journey with us. I liked your videos too, both the walk through and visit to the flight deck. :thumbsup:

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Thanks for the reply.

The new GoPro 8 made doing the videos a lot easier as I had an attachment to attach it to the hot shoe on the DSLR.

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by Ryan h
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ADL farewells the Queen - ADL-SYD on a QF 747-400ER
Replies: 7
Views: 4071

Re: ADL farewells the Queen - ADL-SYD on a QF 747-400ER

Great report and photos.

It was agreat day out.

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by Ryan h
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Operation 747 - One Last Fling With The Queen Of The Skies
Replies: 3
Views: 5149

Re: Operation 747 - One Last Fling With The Queen Of The Skies

Route: Sydney to Adelaide Date: 25 November 2019 Flight No: QF743 Aircraft: Boeing 737-838 VH-VYF Seat: 28F The weather turned bad during the afternoon, which caused delays. Tarmac activity was suspended several times during the afternoon. Flight was delayed about 2 hours. Original departure time wa...

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by Ryan h
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Operation 747 - One Last Fling With The Queen Of The Skies
Replies: 3
Views: 5149

Operation 747 - One Last Fling With The Queen Of The Skies

When Qantas announced the 747 would be retired in 2020, I wondered how I could get one final flight in. I had no plans for an overseas trip. Then the Antarctic flights were announced, but even the ‘cheap’ seats in the center rows are quite expensive and views are limited. However this year Qantas sc...

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by Ryan h
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Not even skipping the state - ADL-PLO on a QantasLink Q300
Replies: 13
Views: 11497

Re: Not even skipping the state - ADL-PLO on a QantasLink Q300

Great report and photos. Over the years flown to PLO with both REX and Qantaslink.

I do think you are bit harsh about REX, flown with them many times.

Looking forward to your 747 trip report as I was on that flight too.

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by Ryan h
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gliding - More like Real Flying
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Gliding - More like Real Flying

On 26 October 2019 the Adelaide Soaring Club held a Come and Try day to celebrate 75 years of the club being formed. They are based at the Gawler Airfield, north of Adelaide, South Australia. Various light aircraft were on display like the Jabiru etc and some home built kit aircraft. Flights were be...

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by Ryan h
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Antwerp’s Inaugural Day – Fokker 50 between London City and Antwerp
Replies: 5
Views: 10741

Re: Air Antwerp’s Inaugural Day – Fokker 50 between London City and Antwerp

Great report and photos.

Always good to get on an first flight.

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by Ryan h
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?
Replies: 29
Views: 15616

Re: Any tips on getting the crew to let you in the cockpit?

I have had pretty good success at the crew letting me have a look at the flight deck once at the gate. And despite all the modern day rules, I ended up getting the jump seat on the Air Chathams Convair 580 last year. We were about to board the aircraft to fly from the Chatham islands to Auckland, th...

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by Ryan h
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas Antarctica Flight 2018 - Part 1 | Queen of the Skies - Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ | MEL - ZZF - HBA
Replies: 25
Views: 18692

Re: Qantas Antarctica Flight 2018 - Part 1 | Queen of the Skies - Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ | MEL - ZZF - HBA

Great report and photos.

While the antarctic flight is out of my budget, but I will at least get one last flight on the 747 on a repositioning flight to Sydney in November 2019.

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by Ryan h
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Seaplane on a commercial flight in EU? Yes, and it's Business class!
Replies: 6
Views: 6130

Re: Seaplane on a commercial flight in EU? Yes, and it's Business class!

Quite an interesting flight in Europe and they are using the older model Twin Otter, not the new 400 series.

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by Ryan h
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Twin Otters on the Equator: Air Kiribati, Tarawa to Abemama (TRW-AEA-TRW)
Replies: 11
Views: 4346

Re: Twin Otters on the Equator: Air Kiribati, Tarawa to Abemama (TRW-AEA-TRW)

An interesting report from a part of the world we don't see too many reports on.

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by Ryan h
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: No 787 But the Leased 777-300 Air New Zealand Auckland-Adelaide
Replies: 0
Views: 6290

No 787 But the Leased 777-300 Air New Zealand Auckland-Adelaide

Previous Installments. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1409741 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1407683 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1407205 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1407153 Date: Wednesday 19 Septem...

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by Ryan h
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taupo Touring in a Robinson R-44
Replies: 1
Views: 2213

Taupo Touring in a Robinson R-44

Previous installments http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1407683 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1407205 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1407153 One of the things I had planned while on this trip to New Zealand was to try and find aga...

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by Ryan h
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Classic Convair to the Chatham Islands
Replies: 7
Views: 7160

Re: A Classic Convair to the Chatham Islands

Date: Thursday 13 September 2018 Route: Chatham Island (CHT) - Auckland (AKL) Flight No: 3C519 Aircraft: Convair CV-580 ZK-CIB Seat: 4A (some of the flight) Got picked up by the airport transfer about 1 hour or so before departure time from Hotel Chathams where we stayed. Check in was quick and pain...

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by Ryan h
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Classic Convair to the Chatham Islands
Replies: 7
Views: 7160

Re: A Classic Convair to the Chatham Islands

The next day we had a hire car for the day, a Mitsubishi Triton, both dad and I call it a monster truck. Geberal touring photos. https://flic.kr/s/aHskFJuvHi https://youtu.be/IzHuuXsT6to We drove to the other side of the island to see the wreck of Royal New Zealand Air Force Sunderland NZ4111. Detai...

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by Ryan h
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Classic Convair to the Chatham Islands
Replies: 7
Views: 7160

A Classic Convair to the Chatham Islands

Previous Installments http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1407205 http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1407153 This flight is one of the main reasons for this New Zealand trip. My understanding is that Air Chathams are the last operator of the Convair 580 on regu...

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by Ryan h
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Off to the Land of the Long White Cloud Air NZ 777-200
Replies: 3
Views: 6103

Re: Off to the Land of the Long White Cloud Air NZ 777-200

Thank you for haring this trans-Tasman TR with us. Did I miss out on a picture of the meal? Nice to see them Fokkers - you don't see a lot of them in the USA at all... Funny that the B777s did not have mood lighting, but the A320 did.... The A320s Air New Zealand use on domestic routes are new airc...

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by Ryan h
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Skiing Pilatus Style in the PC-6
Replies: 3
Views: 3185

Skiing Pilatus Style in the PC-6

Previous instalments. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1407153 While in New Zealand, dad wanted to see Mount Cook, so after a long but pleasant drive to Mount Cook, we found a small airport where Mount Cook Skiplanes & Helicopters operate sightseeing and flights to take ski...

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by Ryan h
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Off to the Land of the Long White Cloud Air NZ 777-200
Replies: 3
Views: 6103

Off to the Land of the Long White Cloud Air NZ 777-200

This trip came about as dad and I were thinking it's about time to make another trip to New Zealand. What got things moving was the announcement that Air New Zealand were upgrading the Adelaide to Auckland flight from the Airbus A320 to the Boeing 787, but the number of flights would be cut from 5 a...

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by Ryan h
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video* Flight on the 90 year old Ford Trimotor
Replies: 9
Views: 4357

Re: *Video* Flight on the 90 year old Ford Trimotor

Great report and photos and video.

As someone else has said, the music detracted from the video.

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by Ryan h
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A trip through Middle Earth (AKL, WLG, ZQN, CHC on NZ and SQ)
Replies: 16
Views: 5051

Re: A trip through Middle Earth (AKL, WLG, ZQN, CHC on NZ and SQ)

Great report and photos. While I did book my flights before all the trouble with the 787 started, so missed out on the 787. but one of my flights was on the EVA Air aircraft leased by Air New Zealand. I also noticed that there are not xray etc machines on turboprop flights on my flight to the Chatha...

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by Ryan h
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Falling in love with JAL: Saab 340 Sapporo Okadama to Hakodate | Photos + Video
Replies: 15
Views: 5265

Re: Falling in love with JAL: Saab 340 Sapporo Okadama to Hakodate | Photos + Video

Great report and photos.

When JAL retire the SAABs, I bet Regional Express here in Australia would be interested in them as they are always on the lookout for SAAB 340s that are in good condition.

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by Ryan h
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 2018 Props, Jets & Rotors Model Display
Replies: 3
Views: 4069

Re: 2018 Props, Jets & Rotors Model Display

Hey Ryan, Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I love that museum and am impressed with the contents and friendly, knowledgeable staff I have encountered there. Are any of the models yours? Approx how many modellers displayed models? Thanks, Bunumuring Yes the majority of the 1:72 Russian aircraft...

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by Ryan h
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 2018 Props, Jets & Rotors Model Display
Replies: 3
Views: 4069

2018 Props, Jets & Rotors Model Display

Photos from the 2018 Props, Jets & Rotors model display held over the weekend of August 11-12 at the South Australian Aviation Museum.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskCUEYE8

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by Ryan h
Mon May 28, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Throwback to USSR: Ukraine Int'l to Kyiv and the State Aviation Museum
Replies: 18
Views: 9048

Re: Throwback to USSR: Ukraine Int'l to Kyiv and the State Aviation Museum

Great report and photos, especially the aviation museum.

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by Ryan h
Fri May 25, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIDEO | Canadian North Airlines - 737 300C - Ottawa (YOW) to Iqaluit (YFB) | Economy
Replies: 5
Views: 3637

Re: VIDEO | Canadian North Airlines - 737 300C - Ottawa (YOW) to Iqaluit (YFB) | Economy

Great video report.

Flew with Canadian North a few years ago on their 737-200. Great flight.

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by Ryan h
Fri May 18, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Croatia's PSO X-Country Flying (BAE Jetstream 32)
Replies: 4
Views: 1967

Re: Croatia's PSO X-Country Flying (BAE Jetstream 32)

Quite enjoy reading these reports on unusual routes and airlines.

I have done a few of the PSO flights here in Australia and it's a great way to see the countryside from the air. You see a lot more from a regional airliner flying at 15.000 fwwt than a jet flying at 30,000 feet.

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by Ryan h
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: In the Shed: Skippers Metro Ravensthorpe - Perth
Replies: 9
Views: 3107

Re: In the Shed: Skippers Metro Ravensthorpe - Perth

Great report and photos. The airport won't win any awards for architectural innovation but it serves its purpose. To those who are used to Sydney, Changi or Dubai, the absence of Guchi, Armani and Starbucks may come as something of a shock. In place of a major shopping centre is a colorbond shed wit...

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by Ryan h
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident
Replies: 61
Views: 20193

Re: You Ever Shot A Bird Later Involved In An Accident

Unfortunately I have photographed a few aircraft over the years that have been involved in crashes, from the Malaysia 777s to a couple much closer to home. Malausia Airlines 777-2H6 9M-MRD https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8597/16700372691_2f0078fcf5_b.jpg Malaysia777-2H6-9M-MRD by Ryan Hothersall , on...

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by Ryan h
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taking the Metro: Skippers Aviation Perth - Ravensthorpe
Replies: 9
Views: 4119

Re: Taking the Metro: Skippers Aviation Perth - Ravensthorpe

Nice photos and report. Bet it was easier at the small dedicated terminal compared to the main terminal at Perth airport. From my experience with a flight on a Sharp Airlines Metro 23 a few years ago, you did need to be a bit of a gymnast to get in the Metro, but once sat down was quite comfortable ...

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by Ryan h
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Air 737-400 Ottawa to Iqaluit
Replies: 16
Views: 6874

Re: First Air 737-400 Ottawa to Iqaluit

Great report and photos.

That interior looks nice too, the grey seats and the red seat belts are a nice touch. Looks to be in great condition.

Livery is alright compared to their old livery with the paintings on the tail of the 737-200, saw some of those while in Yellowknife in 2013.

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by Ryan h
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Dash 8 to Kangaroo Island with QantasLink
Replies: 10
Views: 5083

Re: A Dash 8 to Kangaroo Island with QantasLink

lychemsa wrote:
How long is the flight and how much does it cost?


Flight time is about 25 minutes each way.

Since I booked when the flight was first announced, fares were A$99, but usually A$140.

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by Ryan h
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Dash 8 to Kangaroo Island with QantasLink
Replies: 10
Views: 5083

A Dash 8 to Kangaroo Island with QantasLink

This trip came about when Qantaslink announced they were going to restart Adelaide Kingscote flights from December 2017. Qantaslink last operated the flight for a short time in 2005. Barely lasted 6 months. Monday 4 December 2017 Adelaide (ADL) Kingscote (KGC) QF2142 Dash8-315 VH-TQY 8D History of V...

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by Ryan h
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 2017 SAPMA Model Expo from Adelaide, SA
Replies: 0
Views: 914

2017 SAPMA Model Expo from Adelaide, SA

Photos from the 2017 South Australian Plastic Modellers Association yearly Model Expo.

Models range from aircraft, armour, cars to sci-fi etc.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm9hqGiy

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by Ryan h
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Outback Inaugural Adelaide Port Augusta Return REX SAAB 340B
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Re: Outback Inaugural Adelaide Port Augusta Return REX SAAB 340B

I really enjoyed this trip report. Thanks also for the video link! I don't think there are too many photos, but definitely enough. What type of camera do you use? The photography is outstanding. Don't really have any reason to fly REX now but I too have fond memories of when I did. However, really ...

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by Ryan h
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Outback Inaugural Adelaide Port Augusta Return REX SAAB 340B
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Re: Outback Inaugural Adelaide Port Augusta Return REX SAAB 340B

Monday 11 September 2017 Port Augusta (PUG) Adelaide (ADL) ZL4413 SAAB 340B VH-ZLC 10A The aircraft arrived back at Port Augusta about 1:20 PM. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4344/37219433895_1a57ca9aa8_b.jpg REXSAAB340B-VH-ZLC-85 by Ryan Hothersall , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4369/37...

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by Ryan h
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Outback Inaugural Adelaide Port Augusta Return REX SAAB 340B
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Re: Outback Inaugural Adelaide Port Augusta Return REX SAAB 340B

On the ground in Port Augusta. There was a TV crew from Southern Cross News covering the arrival of the flight. Yes I did make it onto the news story (for the right reasons). https://www.facebook.com/SCNewsSA/videos/1362367973861830/ https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4383/36821514940_42180647a7_b.jpg R...

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by Ryan h
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Outback Inaugural Adelaide Port Augusta Return REX SAAB 340B
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Outback Inaugural Adelaide Port Augusta Return REX SAAB 340B

This trip came about when Regional Express announced they will restart this route after Sharp Airlines ceased flying it on May 31 2017. https://www.premier.sa.gov.au/index.php/stephen-mullighan-news-releases/7816-new-flight-connections-for-port-augusta-as-rex-expands-air-services Photo of last Sharp...

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by Ryan h
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onboard Bearskin Airlines' Metroliner - Thunder Bay to Winnipeg via Sioux Lookout and Red Lake
Replies: 14
Views: 4200

Re: Onboard Bearskin Airlines' Metroliner - Thunder Bay to Winnipeg via Sioux Lookout and Red Lake

Great report and photos. Always interesting to read these reports. Honestly it was a fascinating experience traveling to these local airports, and the Canadians are bit less up tight than the Australians. I was able to snap pictures using my iPhones, despite there was not much time in between stops....

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by Ryan h
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Australian Outback Dreams: The QantasLink DH8D routing BNE-BKQ-LRE-BNE
Replies: 6
Views: 2509

Re: Australian Outback Dreams: The QantasLink DH8D routing BNE-BKQ-LRE-BNE

Great report and photos.

I find these type of trip reports more interesting than the Business Class A380 reports.

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by Ryan h
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Step Back in Time: DLBS Junkers Ju52 "Tante Ju" in Hamburg
Replies: 12
Views: 3866

Re: Step Back in Time: DLBS Junkers Ju52 "Tante Ju" in Hamburg

Great report and photos.

The go around was a bonus.

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by Ryan h
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adelaide Ceduna Return Regional Express SAAB 340B
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

Re: Adelaide Ceduna Return Regional Express SAAB 340B

Saturday 26 August 2017 Ceduna (CED) Adelaide (ADL) ZL4127 SAAB 340B VH-ZLR 7A https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4344/36074304124_fd2e12fabe_b.jpg REXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-64 by Ryan Hothersall , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4390/36074303114_f57d9c2bdd_b.jpg REXSAAB340B-VH-ZLR-66 by Ryan Hothersa...

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by Ryan h
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adelaide Ceduna Return Regional Express SAAB 340B
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

Adelaide Ceduna Return Regional Express SAAB 340B

This is another flight from my plan to fly to all airports served by Regional Express from Adelaide. Started with Port Lincoln in 2014. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=979567&p=13162479&hilit=Lincoln#p13162479 This trip was organised by my friend who is a pilot for Reg...

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by Ryan h
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Once an AvGeek, Always an AvGeek.
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Once an AvGeek, Always an AvGeek.

Some golden oldies there.

Good that you left the video silent and not put some horrible music on it.

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