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Windsock error landing at Karumba
We were continuing in a mighty Cessna 206 loaded to the gunnels with five of us.
Read Article 20 May 1987
Go around at Jabiru NT - visitors not expected
We had slept the night under the wings of the mighty VH-EPL a Cessna 206 at the airfield on Crocker Island. Today we were flying down to Jabiru to get some fuel and have a look at Kakadu.
Read Article19 May 1987
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
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