Lord Howe Island (pic heavy on going diary)

Re: Lord Howe Island (pic heavy on going diary)

Postby farnboroughrob on Fri 08 Feb 2019, 5:14 pm

Always enjoy seeing your photos from 'the back of beyond', please keep posting them.
farnboroughrob

Re: Lord Howe Island (pic heavy on going diary)

Postby Wbirdnut on Sat 09 Feb 2019, 8:52 pm

farnboroughrob wrote:Always enjoy seeing your photos from 'the back of beyond', please keep posting them.


Thanks rob will see what this year holds?
Wbirdnut

Re: Lord Howe Island (pic heavy on going diary)

Postby Wbirdnut on Tue 05 Mar 2019, 9:34 am

Today had a visit from a very inspirational person, Eric Dabas piloting his Flight
Design CTLS (hope I got that correct?) overnighting on Lord Howe Island before
flying direct to New Zealand tomorrow, depart 7am local time.
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Eric flies the CTLS and is supported by the Commanche with two other chaps.
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Handflight website.
https://handiflight.com/en/

Then around 1.30pm local time a Cessna floatplane came direct from Keri Keri,
New Zealand, fuel and go to the east coast of Australia, was busy so only got a
couple of distant shots.
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Wbirdnut

Re: Lord Howe Island (pic heavy on going diary)

Postby farnboroughrob on Tue 05 Mar 2019, 6:58 pm

It is a small world, that Swiss CT was at my local GA field(Blackbushe) last summer visiting the disabled flying charity there. Gerat that he has made it that far, hell of a trip.
farnboroughrob

Re: Lord Howe Island (pic heavy on going diary)

Postby Wbirdnut on Wed 06 Mar 2019, 9:03 am

Presently stuck on the ground out in the Tasman due to the weather,
not going tomorrow maybe Friday, hopefully Saturday?
Wbirdnut

Re: Lord Howe Island (pic heavy on going diary)

Postby Wbirdnut on Mon 11 Mar 2019, 2:27 am

The Swiss round-the-worlders took off Saturday around 7am local time
estimated 8 hours from Lord Howe Island to New Zealand, end up taking
just short of 10 hours the little CTLS has a 19 hour endurance if required!
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Had a great chat with Eric about how he controls the aeroplane, firstly she can
have all the hand controls removed and return to a rudder operated by feet in
less than two hours.

In this picture you can see a large grey lever this operates the rudder forward
for left back for right. The small black handled lever on the consul is brakes and
the throttle can’t be seen as it is behind his knee.
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Eric told me cross winds can be tricky as he is swapping his hand from rudder
to throttle then taxing sometimes both right and left hands have to move from
throttle to rudder to brakes!

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Wbirdnut

Re: Lord Howe Island (pic heavy on going diary)

Postby farnboroughrob on Mon 11 Mar 2019, 8:51 am

Great that he made NZ, still has a long way to go, best of luck to him. He will be stopping at my local field when he is almost home.
farnboroughrob

Re: Lord Howe Island (pic heavy on going diary)

Postby Wbirdnut on Mon 11 Mar 2019, 9:24 am

farnboroughrob wrote:Great that he made NZ, still has a long way to go, best of luck to him. He will be stopping at my local field when he is almost home.


Would be great if you get a chance to get a pic of that and add it here?
I know they are along way off, the plan to be at Oshkosh later this year.
Wbirdnut

Re: Lord Howe Island (pic heavy on going diary)

Postby Wbirdnut on Thu 14 Mar 2019, 3:25 am

Couple of Cessna’s today, the 172 is about to land on Norfolk Island as I type
the Caravan looks like she has come with holiday makers on board, just visiting.
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