Cotsi wrote:Another great trip report. Newcastle is great place; it used to be mainly known for the steelwork industry and being a major port: its still is for the latter. I go up there fairly often to see various friends - always a good time to be had with great cafes/bar/pubs and it is close to the Hunter Valley wineries The Bar Beach area is really nice and there are plenty of good venues to meet up with friends there as well as in the harbour area. Sounds like you enjoyed Port Macquarie - the river walk is a good way to see the river and then walk around to the beaches. I have a few friends in Port and the Wauchope area - am well overdue for a visit. Seeing your photos has given me incentive to get my act together and go back up there. A lot of people from Sydney retire/relocate to the Port area as it is has all the facilities that you need and is only a 2.5 hours drive to Newcastle or 4 hours to Sydney. Look forward to your next instalment.
debonair wrote:Always great to read from such exotic airlines...
Kent350787 wrote:It's interesting to note that the flight path from CBR appears to pass over SYD before hugging the coastline.
You wouldn't know fomr your scenic shots, but Newcastle is the largest coal export port in the world, and has been a significant port (for Australia) since the mid-1800s. A cityrebuilding aftr the death of the steel industry, and well worth a visit. It will be interesting to see whether Williamtown becomes an international airport once agin, having formerly had NZ flights direct.
Max Q wrote:Nice report
Interesting to see the flaps go to the ‘lift dump’ position after landing
A peculiarly British design feature also incorporated on the BAE 125
RyanairGuru wrote:Thank you for this trip report! I have been thinking of trying FlyPelican for a while haha. My one and only trip report on this forum was about Brindabella Airlines, an associated airline that was grounded by CASA, flying on the Swearingen Metro. That was an experience! While it's a short flight with no flight attendant, I was surprised that Pelican didn't have any service at all. On Brindabella we were given a snack box by the first officer when we boarded that had a bottle of water and some snacks. I'd assumed that service on Pelican would be similar.
I absolutely love Newcastle, it's a city that has transformed itself after some tough times with the decline of the steel industry. It's a great lifestyle city, with beautiful beaches on your doorstep, some really good bars and micro-brews, the Hunter Valley etc. I have bene up to Port Mac yet, I should go there some time.
globalflyer wrote:What a fantastic report. Love the pictures. And love the rare airline.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos