Morning Glory Cloud

Morning Glory Cloud
Morning Glory over Massacre Inlet (photo: Diane Davey)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

More Preparations

I should have posted this update before the last one so it's a bit out of synch, sorry about that. I wanted to put up a bit more about the preparations and include a few photos of northern Victoria from the last month or so to give you an idea of what it's been  like.

These two photos were taken at Wahring Field, just north of Nagambie. This is where the MotorFalke is based. As you can tell by the photo, it was very wet up there. It took 4 men and I to pull it out when it got bogged near the hangar. Luckily the strip was ok. There was much more rain in the area after these photos were taken so lucky we got the glider out before it was too late!

How do you get a MotorFalke over a puddle?

That's really bogged!

In addition to the canopy work I mentioned in the previous post, the Falke also got a polish (washing all that mud off from the Wahring take off!) and a shiny new compass:

New compass so I don't get lost.

Having the canopy off also make the engine checks a bit windy - especially at full power

Engine at idle - canopy off

As I drove home from Tocumwal, the water levels were still high, but at least they appeared to have stopped rising. Let's hope the skies stay clear for a few more days so I can get away.

Tocumwal foreshore

You've just got to love Tocumwal - it's made for gliding!

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