Tag Archives: Melbourne

Delivering Christmas Cheer to Melbourne

For many, Christmas is a time of family and gift giving/receiving. While that is important, my favourite thing about Christmas is that I get to go & distribute some “Christmas Cheer” to various aviation related groups in Melbourne :) My … Continue reading

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The Lake 2012: Day 0: It’s a Bloody Long Drive!

They say that every journey starts with a single step & my first step to get to Mildura was getting to the Picture This Ballooning shed before 6am to pick up the Toyota Troopy 4WD & balloon I was taking … Continue reading

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Fantastic Plastic: 787 ZA003 DreamTour

Today I attended the 787 DreamTour event at Melbourne airport thanks to an invitation from Qantas & Jetstar. What a fantastic time I had, especially as I was able to bring a few of the Plane Crazy Down Under team … Continue reading

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Getting on the Dreamliner

I’ve just been invited by Qantas & Jetstar to come and view the 787 Dreamliner when it’s in Melbourne on Sunday. Neat! This won’t be my first encounter with Boeing’s latest airliner as I got up close & personal with … Continue reading

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Oshkosh 2011 – Day 1 – Getting there isn’t always the best part

As usual, it seems that there’s never enough time to get everything done before commencing a long journey but, despite an ever increasing “to do” list, we managed to arrive at the airport with just enough time to grab a … Continue reading

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To Oblivion and Beyond

I recently finished reading Macarthur (“Mac”) Job’s book Into Oblivion: The Southern Cloud enigma, yet another of his amazing air crash investigation books. An avid pilot, Macarthur was also responsible for the Department of Civil Aviation’s Aviation Safety Digest for … Continue reading

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