Flying Day Five
Ayers Rock - Longreach
Total Flying Time = 6 Hours 25 Mins

 

Some scenic flight options available at Ayers Rock (YAYE)

 
 

Ayers Rock Scenic

 

Aeroplanes departing for their day of flying

Adding some flight juice

Taxi-ing to the end of runway 13

Gaining take-off speed

Airborne for our Ayers Rock scenic flight :-)

Ayers Rock / Connellan airport (YAYE)

Yulara & Uluru

Yulara

The Olgas / Kata Tjuta

The Olgas / Kata Tjuta

Ayers Rock / Uluru

Ayers Rock / Uluru

Abeam Ayers Rock

On track for Birdsville, Queensland

 
 
 

Ayers Rock - Birdsville

 

Curtin Springs airfield

Mount Connor

Mount Connor

Mount Connor

The trusty Garmin Aera 500

Enroute: Ayers Rock - Birdsville

Enroute: Ayers Rock - Birdsville

Stuart Highway

Enroute: Ayers Rock - Birdsville

Airfield near Lilla Creek

Airfield near Lilla Creek

Garmin Aera 500

Finke township & airstrip

The rivers run dry

Enroute: Ayers Rock - Birdsville

Simpson Desert

iPad + Bad Elf GPS + OzRunways

Simpson Desert

Simpson Desert

The miles are counting down

Approaching Poeppel Corner (3 States meet)

Simpson Desert

Simpson Desert

Salt Lakes in the north-east of South Australia

Salt Lakes in the north-east of South Australia

Salt Lakes in the north-east of South Australia

Enroute: Ayers Rock - Birdsville

Enroute: Ayers Rock - Birdsville

Simpson Desert

Simpson Desert

Cruising towards the destination

On a shallow descent for Birdsville

Local traffic also heading into town

About 10 Nautical miles until arriving overhead

Approaching Birdsville

Arriving at destination, Birdsville

Crosswind for runway 14, Birdsville

Downwind

Final

Runway 14, Birdsville (YBDV)

Ready to fill the tanks

$3.15 per litre

XXXX Queensland's Beer

Birdsville Pub

Also at Birdsville, a Cessna 210N VH-EEH

Also at Birdsville, a Tecnam P92 Echo 24-7856

 
 

Birdsville - Longreach

 

After a cold drink it's time for more flying

Nil wind so departing now off runway 32

Simpson desert to our west

Enroute: Birdsville - Longreach

On climb to 7500 feet AMSL

Enroute: Birdsville - Longreach

Amazing river systems

Enroute: Birdsville - Longreach

Cruising at 7500 feet AMSL for Longreach

Channel Country

Channel Country

Channel Country

Channel Country

Channel Country

Enroute: Birdsville - Longreach

Enroute: Birdsville - Longreach

Enroute: Birdsville - Longreach

Enroute: Birdsville - Longreach

Enroute: Birdsville - Longreach

Enroute: Birdsville - Longreach

Enroute: Birdsville - Longreach

Longreach soon to come into view

Approaching Longreach

Crosswind for runway 04, Longreach

Longreach parking area & Qantas Museum

Downwind

Base

Final

Short final

Back-tracking to the parking area

Cessna 210M Centurion  VH-ZWX

Cessna T210N Centurion  VH-AKY

Qantas Boeing 707  VH-XBA  City of Canberra

Qantas Boeing 747  VH-EBQ  City of Bunbury