Flying Day One
Perth/Jandakot - Esperance
Total Flying Time = 3 Hours 55 Mins

 

Receiving ATIS Information and Requesting Taxi Clearance

 

View from Left Wing (Southern Apron Grass)

 

View from Right Wing (Southern Apron Grass)

 

Listening to ATIS on VHF 120.9

"Jandakot Terminal Information Foxtrot

Runway 24 Left for circuits and departures via Armadale, frequency 119.4
Runway 24 Right for arrivals and other departures, frequency 118.1
Wind 170 degrees, 8 knots
Maximum crosswind 8 knots, Maximum downwind 1 knot
CAVOK, Temperature 15, QNH 1027
On 1st contact with Jandakot Ground or Tower notify receipt of Foxtrot"

 
 

Communication with Jandakot Ground on VHF 124.3

"
Jandakot Ground
Cessna 182 Delta Kilo Romeo
Received Foxtrot
Parked Southern Apron Grass
for departure via Fremantle Golf Course
Request taxi to the Southern Run-up Bay"

 

"Delta Kilo Romeo
via the Run-up Bay
taxi to holding point Delta, runway 24 Right
time 06"

 

"Roger
via the Run-up Bay to holding point Delta, runway 24 Right
Delta Kilo Romeo"

 
 

Other aircraft also at Jandakot (YPJT)

 
 

At Holding Point Delta for Runway 24 Right

 

Communication with Jandakot Tower on VHF 118.1

"Jandakot Tower
Cessna 182 Delta Kilo Romeo
Ready
Runway 24 Right
Departing via Fremantle Golf Course"

"Delta Kilo Romeo
 Jandakot Tower

Line Up"

"Line up
Delta Kilo Romeo"

"Delta Kilo Romeo
traffic passing upwind of the runway is a twin
remaining in the right circuit
Cleared for Take-Off"

"Copy the twin
Clear for Take-Off

Delta Kilo Romeo"

 
 
 

Perth/Jandakot - Bunbury

 

Bibra Lake

Fremantle

Swan River

Flying northwards to Scarborough Beach

Most northern point before turning south

Scarborough Beach

Flying South now to Bunbury

'The Office'

Southbound

Fremantle Port Lighthouse

Fremantle Port

Fremantle Port Lighthouse

Fremantle

Port Coogee

Woodman Point

Woodman Point

Woodman Point

CBH Grain Terminal, East Rockingham

Bridge to Garden Island

Naval Base / Kwinana Power Station

BP Oil Kwinana Refinery

Yachting Fun

Approaching Rockingham

Rockingham

Rockingham

Continuing southbound for Mandurah

Mandurah

Approaching abeam Preston Beach

Green Pastures

Farmland east of Binningup

Farmland east of Binningup

Approaching Bunbury

Bunbury

Bunbury

Bunbury

Bunbury

Bunbury airport

Temps, Pressures & RPM - All in the Green :-)

 
 

Bunbury - Ravensthorpe

 

Leaving the WA coastline and flying east

Lush green countryside

Garmin 500 Aera GPS

Enroute: Bunbury - Ravensthorpe

Hillman Farm airstrip

Hillman Farm airstrip

Hillman Farm airstrip

Enroute: Bunbury - Ravensthorpe

A Pink Lake

Enroute: Bunbury - Ravensthorpe

Numerous small lakes

Enroute: Bunbury - Ravensthorpe

Enroute: Bunbury - Ravensthorpe

Short Final for runway 24, Ravensthorpe

 
 

Ravensthorpe - Esperance

 

Heading out for a runway 24 departure

Full Power Captain!

Airborne and on climb to 2500 feet AMSL

YUK :-/

Setting course for Esperance

On Track for Esperance

Ravensthorpe airport

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Rainbow :-)

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Rainbow :-)

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

iPad + OzRunways + Bad Elf GPS

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Enroute: Ravensthorpe - Esperance

Base for runway 29, Esperance

Base

Final

Short Final

Crossed the Piano Keys

Flared and barely a second until touchdown

Speed washing off down the runway

Backtracking to the parking area

Welcome to Esperance

Parked now and ready to tie-down

DKR

Also at Esperance, a Cessna 210M, VH-MDG

Also at Esperance, a Sequoia Falco F8L, VH-YBN