A quick Dash (8) Into The Outback

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A quick Dash (8) Into The Outback

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:35 pm

Part 1 Brisbane to Toowoomba.

While dad and I and some other aircraft enthusiasts are in Brisbane to photograph aircraft that are related to the G20 summit being held in Brisbane in November 2014, we were looking for a flight to go on the weekend somewhere, to hopefully fly on an aircraft type never flown on before.

Then I read about the trip taken by Airliners.net member, palmjet. Operated by Skytrans with Dash8-100 aircraft. Exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. So, here's palmjet's take. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forum ... in/252301/

No difficulty in booking there and back same day flights through the website. http://www.skytrans.com.au/index.html

Departs Brisbane at 7:45 AM, stops at Toowoomba, St George, Cunnamulla and finally Thargomindah at approx 11:40 AM, before heading back to Brisbane at 12:20 PM, stopping at the same airports as on the way out west. Arrival back into Brisbane is approx 4:15 PM.

This is one of the routes that make up part of the qconnect network. It is intended for essential air services to remote towns in remote western Queensland. More info can be found here on the aviation part of qconnect. http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-tr ... vices.aspx

More info on the destination of the flight can be found here, http://www.skytrans.com.au/thargomindah.html

On October 15 2014 the Queensland government announced the winner of the tender to operate the government subsidised routes to be Regional Express, so Skytrans lost the contract to operate the routes to Thargomindah, Western 1. The route to Mount Isa, Western 2 and from Mount Isa to Cairns, Northern 1.

More info on Queensland Government website about the changes. http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Travel-and-tr ... vices.aspx

Monday November 17 2014
Brisbane-Toowoomba-St George-Cunnamulla-Thargomindah
Skytrans Q60018
Dash8-102 VH-QQF
2D

Aircraft history
http://www.aussieairliners.org/dhc-8/vh-wzi/vhwzi.html

Image1map by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

A very early start for this trip. Although flight doesn't depart until 7:45 AM, was up and ready by 5:30 AM. Taxi got dad and I to the airport with plenty of time. Skytrans check in is tucked away in a corner near Jetstar check in. Not easy to find, but I was aware of that from palmjet's report. No one else was at check in at that time, so was only us. Check in process was smooth.

Was told by other spotters who are in Brisbane for the G20, that to get into the terminal you would need a boarding pass, no one at security asked to see it, so don't know how true it is, or was just used to scare the hoardes away from the airport.

After all that, get to gate 32, to be told there will be a delay until 10 AM.

Then the bad news that the flight had been cancelled. That was a real kick in the guts. I had been looking forward to this flight for a long time. There goes my chance to get s flight on a early model Dash8. Very annoyed and a bit pissed off. However the flight will be rescheduled for Monday November 17. I felt a lot better knowing that.

Come Monday its another early start and back to the airport. Again check in and security was no problem.

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Back to gate 32 to try again. Out of the nine passengers that were booked in the cancelled flight yesterday, wonder how many will be on today's flight?.

Due to the cancellation of yesterday's flight the passengers were put onto the Mount Isa flight.

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VH-QQF being towed to the gate for attempt #2.

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Was a pleasant walk across the Tarmac in Brisbane. No one had a go at me for taking a couple of quick photos of our aircraft.

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About 20 boarded. Interior looked in good condition for a 1985 vintage aircraft.

Legroom.

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Since I was sat in row 2 next to the props, the take off was very noisy, but a lot quieter in the cruise.

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A bottle of water was served for the short 20 minute flight to toowoomba.

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Interior.

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A nice landing in toowoomba.

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Turning around at the end of the runway.

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VH-QQI which will be going out to Thargomindah.

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Quick look at the flight deck.

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On the tarmac in Toowoomba.

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Here we change to another aircraft as VH-QQF continues onto Mt Isa.

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Yours truly out the front of the Toowoomba terminal.

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Inside the terminal

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To be continued in Part 2. Toowoomba to St George.
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Re: A quick Dash (8) Into The Outback

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:38 pm

Part 2 Toowoomba to St George.

Aircraft history
http://www.aussieairliners.org/dhc-8/vh-qqi/vhqqi.html

A bit newer, 1988 vintage this one.

Take off was still quite noisy, even down the back in the last row. Row 8. That's where I stayed for the entire flight. However, in the cruise its a lot quieter.

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Cabin. Old but well maintained.

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Interior.

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A muffin was offered, followed by water or tea and coffee. Aircraft like this don't have a galley for preparing hot food, but can boil water for tea and coffee.

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Cabin from down the back.

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Starting to look barren outside now.

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Route map.

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A bit bumpy descending into St George followed by a smooth landing with heavy braking. A short stop here in St George. A couple of passengers got off here. A couple more got on. An announcement was made for all passengers continuing on to the next stop to remain on the aircraft.

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To be continued. Part 3 St George to Cunnamulla.
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Re: A quick Dash (8) Into The Outback

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:05 pm

Part 3 St George to Cunnamulla

Took off for our next stop, Cunnamulla. Again bit bumpy at low altitude, smooth in the cruise.

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Town of St George.

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More water or tea and coffee was offered.

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Quite a rough approach into Cunnamulla.

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Most of the passengers got off here. About five including me and dad are continuing on to Thargomindah.

Again an announcement was made that passengers continuing onto the next stop remain onboard.

To be continued.
Cunnamulla to Thargomindah/
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Re: A quick Dash (8) Into The Outback

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:37 pm

Part 4
Cunnamulla to Thargomindah.

Take off was powerful, yet bumpy once in the air.

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Looking pretty empty now.

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Again a muffin was offered with water or tea and coffee.

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Landing in thargomindah was bumpy on approach. Used all the runway to stop.

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Waited for the few people to get off. Quick look at the flight deck on the way out. The reflective shades are used to keep the sun out while the aircraft is on the ground, as it gets hot in this part of Australia during summer.

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Stepping onto the tarmac, it was quite warm and the dry heat was a welcome change to the humidity of Brisbane.

Good to stretch my legs in the outback.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-37 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

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ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-39 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

However, it was very noisy with the scream of the APU.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-40 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Not far to the tin shed cum terminal. Unlike when Palmjet visited here, the flies were out of town on the day I visited.

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

The terminal is nothing like anything I have seen before. The check in desk is an old table against the window, a couple of benches that can seat about half a dozen people, adverts for the local caravan park on the wall and an old window rattler airconditioner struggling to keep the room cool.

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-4 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-5 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-6 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-7 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-8 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-9 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-10 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-11 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-12 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-13 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-14 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-15 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-16 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-17 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-18 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-19 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-20 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-21 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-22 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-23 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM-24 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

To be continued.
Part 5
Thargomindah to Cunnamulla.
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Re: A quick Dash (8) Into The Outback

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:54 am

Part 5
Thargomindah to Cunnamulla

Monday November 17 2014
Thargomindah-Cunnamulla-St George-Toowoomba-Brisbane
Skytrans Q60019
Dash8-103 VH-QQI
8A

Back on the plane to start the trip back to Brisbane. About 6 or so boarded here.

ImageThargomindahAirportXTG-YTGM by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-4 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-5 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-6 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-7 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-8 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-9 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-10 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-11 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-12 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-13 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Took off and turned back over the town. Bumpy until reaching cruising altitude.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-14 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-15 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-16 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-17 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-18 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-19 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-20 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-21 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-22 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-23 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-24 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-25 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-26 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-27 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-28 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-29 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-30 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-31 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Out here everything is looking very dry.
Water was again offered.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-32 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-33 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-34 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-35 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-36 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Landing in Cunnamulla was not as turbulent as on the way out.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-37 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-38 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-39 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-40 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-41 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-42 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-43 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-44 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-45 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-46 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

To be continued.
Part 6
Cunnamulla to St George.
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Re: A quick Dash (8) Into The Outback

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:13 am

Part 6
Cunnamulla to St George.

Two or three people got on here.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Powerful takeoff and some turbulence in the climb.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-4 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-5 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-6 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-7 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-8 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-9 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-10 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Got talking to one of the passengers who owns the IGA supermarket in Cunnamulla, one of the big issues in Cunnamulla are drugs and crime, which was a big surprise to me as I expected Cunnamulla to be a quiet outback town where not much happened. I thought drugs and crime were issues that affected big cities.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-11 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-12 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

A ham and salad roll was offered.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-13 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-14 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-15 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-15 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-16 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-17 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-18 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-19 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-20 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

A bumpy landing in St George.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-21 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-22 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-23 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-24 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-25 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-26 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-27 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-28 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-29 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-30 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-31 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-32 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-33 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-34 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-35 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-36 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-37 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

To be continued
Part 7
St George to Toowoomba.
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Re: A quick Dash (8) Into The Outback

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:42 am

Part 7
St George to Toowoomba

About 8 people got on here and someone was sat next to me. Probably about the only time the cabin looked nearly full.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Another bumpy takeoff.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-4 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-5 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-6 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-7 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-8 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-9 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-10 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Water was again offered.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-11 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-12 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-13 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-14 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-15 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-16 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-17 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-18 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-19 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Bushfire

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-20 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-21 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-22 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-23 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-24 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

We flew over the new Brisbane West Wellcamp airport.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-25 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-26 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Landing was good in toowoomba. Disembarked here for a short while aircraft is refueled.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-27 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-28 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-29 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-30 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-31 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-32 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-33 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-34 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-35 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-36 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-37 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-38 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-39 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-40 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-41 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-42 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-43 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-44 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

While walking to the terminal, this Maule took off.

ImageMauleM7-235C-VH-IJH by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

To be continued
Part 8
Toowoomba to Brisbane.
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Re: A quick Dash (8) Into The Outback

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:04 am

Part 8
Toowoomba to Brisbane

Then the short 20 minute flight back to Brisbane. There only about 5-6 on this leg.

ImageToowoombaTWBTerminal by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-2 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-3 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-4 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-5 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Now it's getting late in the day so the air starts to cool down and smooths out, so take off from Toowoomba was quite smooth.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-6 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-7 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-8 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-9 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-10 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-11 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-12 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-13 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-14 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-15 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-16 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-17 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-18 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Another bottle of water was offered on this short 20 minute sector.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-19 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-20 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-21 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-22 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-23 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-24 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-25 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-26 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-27 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Landed back in Brisbane just before sunset.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-28 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-29 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-30 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-31 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-32 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-33 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-34 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-35 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-36 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-37 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-38 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-39 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Thanked the crew for an excellent flight. Quick photo of the flight deck.

ImageSkytransDash8-103-VH-QQI-40 by ryanhothersall, on Flickr

Since we arrived from outback airports without x ray machines etc we then left the terminal through a network of tunnels and walkways.

A great day out flying with a well run and professional airline.
Shame Skytrans will lose the contract from the beginning of 2015.
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