The Outback Scenic Route to Brisbane REX SAAB 340

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The Outback Scenic Route to Brisbane REX SAAB 340

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:49 am

Date: Friday 13 November 2015
Airline: Regional Express
Aircraft: SAAB 340B VH-ZLO
Seat: 8C
Flight No: ZL5661
Stops: Mt Isa-Boulia-Bedourie-Birdsville-Windorah-Quilpie-Charleville-Toowoomba-Brisbane

Part 9
Mount Isa to Boulia

Not as early start as the night before, but still early.
Taxi was at the motel by 7:30 AM. Quick trip the airport.
Check in no hassles.

One of the better airport signs I have seen.
ImageMountIsa-ISA by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageMountIsa-ISA-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageMountIsa-ISA-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageMountIsa-ISA-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageMountIsa-ISA-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageMountIsa-ISA-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Managed to get through security without anything beeping.

Once word had got around amongst the REX staff, that we were the intrepid travellers that had come up the day before, a copy of the book REX The First 10 Years was presented as as a gift.
http://www.rex.com.au/AboutRex/OurCompa ... Index.html

A few aircraft seen while waiting.

Another REX flight off to Townsville that makes stops at Richmond, Julia Creek, Hughenden and Townsville.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLC by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLC-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLC-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLC-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLC-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Virgin Australia ERJ-190 yaking the faster, less exciting route to Brisbane.
ImageVirginaustraliaERJ190-100AR-VH-ZPN by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageVirginaustraliaERJ190-100AR-VH-ZPN-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Various other aircraft.
ImageCessna208-VH-TOB by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageJabiruJ170-24-7213 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageP68B-VH-IXD by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageCessnaU206G-VH-TZP by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageMetro23-VH-UZN by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImagePiperPA32RT-300T-VH-HZJ by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Boarding was called and since dad and I are the only two passengers on the first leg to Boulia, boarding was quickly done.
A lengthy walk across the tarmac and again no one has a go at me for taking a couple of photos.

ImageMountIsa-ISA-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageMountIsa-ISA-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageMountIsa-ISA-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Aircraft was getting a bit warm inside until the air conditioning got going.
Water was handed out before take off.
Took off to the south and fairly smooth take off and climb.
Snacks were offered. Had the savoury snack.

Flight time about 35 minutes.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-10 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-11 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-12 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-13 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-14 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-15 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-16 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-17 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-18 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-19 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-20 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-21 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-22 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-23 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-24 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Again on this sector only dad and I plus the crew.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-25 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-26 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-27 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

The endless desert...
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-28 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

The Queensland/Morthern Territory border is out there somewhere...
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-29 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-30 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-31 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Like last night landing was a bit rough.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-32 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-33 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-34 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-35 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-36 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-43 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-45 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-46 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-49 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-50 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-51 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Since Palmjet's visit in 2011, Boulia and Bedourie had new terminals built.

To Be Continued.
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Re: The Outback Scenic Route to Brisbane REX SAAB 340

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:25 am

Part 10
Boulia to Bedourie

While on the ground at these transit stops, the flight attendant puts the window shades on the sun side of the aircraft down in an effort to try and keep the cabin a bit cooler.
One passenger joined us here.

While on the ground at these transit stops, the flight attendant puts the window shades on the sun side of the aircraft down in an effort to try and keep the cabin a bit cooler.
One passenger joined us here.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-16 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr



ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-10 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-11 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-12 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Same snacks were offered.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-13 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-14 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-15 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-17 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-18 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Got a bit rough on approach. The thermals are starting to form.
Landing was ok.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-19 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-20 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-21 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-22 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-23 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-24 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-25 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-26 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Out here you are better off owning something like this as distances between places are huge.
ImageCessna172N-VH-UQU by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-27 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

To Be Continued.
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Re: The Outback Scenic Route to Brisbane REX SAAB 340

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:06 am

Part 11
Bedourie to Birdsville

About 7 passengers joined us here.

Take offs are getting a bit rougher as the day goes on due to thermals.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-10 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-11 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-12 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-13 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-14 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-15 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-16 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-17 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-18 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Bet the house with the clear, cool blue swimming pool is popular this time of year as this part of Queensland gets very hot this time of year.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-19 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Same with the climb.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-20 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-21 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-22 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-23 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Snacks and water again offered.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-24 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

The vast empty desert is clearly shown here.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-25 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-26 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-27 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Descending into Birdsville.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-28 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-29 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-30 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Landed in birdsville to pick up freight only.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-31 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-32 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-33 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-34 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-35 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-36 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-43 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-45 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Wrights Air Cessna 210 visiting from William Creek.
ImageWrightsairCessna210R-VH-JGU by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-46 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Royal Flying Doctor Service Beech 200.
ImageRFDSBeech200-VH-FFI by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

To Be Continued.
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Re: The Outback Scenic Route to Brisbane REX SAAB 340

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:28 am

Part 12
Birdsville to Windorah

Took off for Windorah, a bit choppy in places.
Originally we were going to bypass Windorah as there were no passengers or freight to pick up, but it was realized during the earlier stages of the flight that fuel would be needed before we got to Charleville.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-10 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-11 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-12 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-13 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-14 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-15 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-16 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-17 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-18 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-19 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-20 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-21 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Surprising amount of water out here.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-22 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-23 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-24 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

[ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-25 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Flight time to Windorah was about 50 minutes. Sweet or savoury snacks were again offered with water. Not much of a sweet tooth so it's the savoury snack every time. Tea or coffee was also offered on this leg.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-26 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-27 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-28 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Clouds.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-29 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-30 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Bigger cloud.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-31 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-32 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-33 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-34 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-35 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-36 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

A bumpy approach and landing.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-43 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-45 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-46 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-49 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-50 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-51 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-52 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-53 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-54 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-55 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-56 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-57 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-58 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-59 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-60 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Stop in Windorah was for refueling and some last minute freight was also loaded. This flight is the only way to get time critical freight like blood samples etc to either Brisbane or Mount Isa. A route like this would not be profitable so is Government subsidised.

The hose going into the hold is connected to an airconditioner cart that pumps cool air into the cabin during extended stops like this one. Remember this is the hot arid outback where the summers are ferociously hot.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-62 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-61 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

The "I was here" photo. The welcoming party of flies were out to greet us. Quite hot in Windorah.
ImageWindorahAirport-WNR by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

A quick wander around the tiny terminal and a drink.
ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Inside looks nothing like what most people think an airport terminal should look like,

ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-10 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-11 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-12 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-13 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-14 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Since Windorah isn't on the main electricity grid, the hardy few people who live here have to rely on a solar power station, as well as a back up diesel generator.
ImageWindorahAirport-WNR-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

To Be Continued.
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Re: The Outback Scenic Route to Brisbane REX SAAB 340

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:41 pm

Part 13
Windorah to Quilpie
Reboarded the aircraft and since all the shades had been pulled down to keep the cabin cool, it was very dark inside.

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

One last look at the terminal.
ImageWindorahAirport-WNR by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Under the wing.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Take off was a tad rough but got real bumpy in the cruise. Flight time was 30 minutes.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-10 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-11 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-12 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-13 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-14 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-15 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

The Power station.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-16 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-17 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-18 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-19 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Vack over the Channel Country.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-20 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-21 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-22 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-23 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Flight attendant nearly dropped the box of snacks.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-24 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-25 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-26 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Bit bumpy the approach and landing here.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-27 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-28 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-29 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-30 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-31 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-32 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-33 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-34 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-35 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-36 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Looks a bit stormy out there.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-43 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-45 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-46 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

To Be Continued.
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Re: The Outback Scenic Route to Brisbane REX SAAB 340

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:07 pm

Part 14
Quilpie to Charleville

One passenger got off and about 10 got on. Starting to fill up.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Take off wasn't too bad but a bit bumpy in the air.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Lets get out of here before that storm hits.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-10 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-11 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-12 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-13 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-14 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-15 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-16 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-17 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-18 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Flight time about 28 minutes. Same snacks and water offered.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-19 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-20 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-21 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-22 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-23 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-24 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-25 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-26 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-27 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Quite smooth approach and landing in Charleville.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-28 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-29 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-30 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-31 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-32 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-33 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-34 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-35 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-36 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-43 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-45 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-46 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-49 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

In Charleville, the flight crew changed over to the crew who operated the first part of yesterday's flight before it broke down in Charleville.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-50 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageCharlevilleAirportCTL by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

To Be Continued.
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Re: The Outback Scenic Route to Brisbane REX SAAB 340

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:00 pm

Part 15
Charleville to Toowoomba

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Smooth take off towards Toowoomba and not as bumpy as earlier.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-10 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-11 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-12 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-13 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-14 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-15 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-16 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-17 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-18 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-19 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-20 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-21 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-22 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-23 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-24 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-25 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-26 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Snacks and water were again offered. Tea and coffee was offered on this sector. Flight time approx 1 hour 15 minutes.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-27 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-28 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-29 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Scenery outside stating to look a bit greener.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-30 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-31 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-32 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-33 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-34 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Some big thunderstorm clouds were not far away. A little turbulence from them.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-35 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-36 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-43 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-44 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Farmland.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-45 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-46 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-48 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Quite smooth the landing in Toowoomba.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-49 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-50 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-51 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-52 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-53 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-54 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-55 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-56 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-57 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-58 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-59 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-60 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-61 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-62 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-63 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-64 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-65 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-66 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-67 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

About eight passengers got off here.

To Be continued.
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Re: The Outback Scenic Route to Brisbane REX SAAB 340

Postby Ryan Hothersall » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:21 pm

Part 16
Toowoomba Wellcamp to Brisbane

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Took off for Brisbane with a flight time of 20 minutes.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-4 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-5 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-6 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-7 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-8 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-9 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-10 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-11 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-12 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-13 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-14 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Drinks and snacks offered. Quite liking the savoury snacks.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-15 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-16 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-17 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-18 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-19 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-20 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-21 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-22 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Smooth all the way to Brisbane and landed just before sunset.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-23 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-24 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-25 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-26 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-27 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-28 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-29 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-30 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-31 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-32 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-33 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

The loop viewing area.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-34 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-35 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

The orange Jetstar A320.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-36 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Qantaslink 717 and Tiger A320.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Waited for the crowd to go, had a quick chat to the crew before leaving the aircraft.
ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageREXSAAB340B-VH-ZLO-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

A couple of quick pics of aircraft on the tarmac.
ImageTigerairA320-232-VH-VNB by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

ImageVirginaustralia737-8FE-VH-YFT by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Since we had arrived from airports without x ray and metal detectors we had to go through a network of passageways that kept us separate from other passengers until the baggage reclaim area.

The adventure is over.
No problems with REX and when the aircraft broke down in Charleville the day before, no one seemed too worried about it.People behave differently out in the bush versus at a big crowded airport.

To me this flight seemed to be a good way to get to see some of the outback, without the hassle of driving around in a 4WD etc.
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