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Pub crawling Bell 47 on lemon squash

Many years ago, in the 90s on a bright, still, spring morning, Louis Sheather dragged his Bell 47 helicopter out into the open from inside a shed...

Read Article In the 90s

Full trim at Kalumburu landing

We were in our 206 (EPL), five of us flying around Australia for a month on a second trip...

Read Article 11 May 1987

Shute Harbour under cloud

It was 2 May 1984. We had been caught in Cairns for three days due to non VMC weather. It looked like there was a break, we made a run for it...

Read Article 1984

Mitchell Plateau

On 23 April 1984, the mighty Cessna 206 EPL was further around Australia on our flying trip. We were at Mitchell Plateau. In those days a lonely dirt landing field, far up in the North West Kimberley region of Australia...

Read Article 3 April 1984

Fuel tank burn out near Hay

We left Canberra with well less than full fuel. We had some baggage with us so full fuel tanks were not a possibility. Graham could not supply us with fuel. We needed fuel for the return flight...

Read Article 1984

Hot take off

What’s that strange noise when I pull the yoke back? I did it again. Same noise! Damn I’ll have to shut down and investigate. Can you imagine the passengers...

Read Article 18 April 1984

Melbourne to Perth

On 7 April 1984 the Cessna 206 Echo Papa Lima (EPL) took off from Canberra to Essendon in Melbourne. It was the first leg of a one month flying trip. We intended to circumnavigate Australia in a clockwise direction...

Read Article 7 April 1984

White cross on runway

The Department man said there was a white cross on the runway and why did I ignore...

Read Article 13 May 1981

A wing and a prayer into Nowra 

We lost some height but not enough. I rolled the aircraft to the other side applying hard left rudder...

Read Article 3 March 1980