Today dawned clear and cool although it peaked at 28c this afternoon before it clouded over at 1800. The wind has also been very strong blowing at almost gale force this afternoon
Noted at Adelaide this morning before heading out on the road were the following:
Adelaide 0700 – 1015
9M-MTE A333 MAS
9V-SHL A359 SIA
B-8870 A333 CSN*
VH-HIG PC12 Police of SA*
Next port of call was Parafield. In all there are about 150 here mainly the FTA fleet. Those of interest to me noted 1045 – 1105
The short drive was then made to RAAF Edinburgh. A dirt road off Heaslip Road on the North side of the field enabled the following to be logged:
A47-001 P8A RAAF
A47-002 P8A RAAF*
A47-003 P8A RAAF*
A47-004 P8A RAAF
A47-006 P8A RAAF*
A47-007 P8A RAAF*
A47-009 P8A RAAF
N292EA MD87 Erickson Air Tanker
The next stop was going to be Gawler. However, you pass the airfield on the M20 Motorway and as everything was locked we didnt stop. In all about 20 hangers here and would think that at a weekend about 30 or 40 would be present,
We continued through Gawler into the Beautiful Barossa Valley for the next stop at Lyndoch. En route there is a T67 displayed outside the local school for anyone interested.
Noted with Barossa Helicopters at Lyndoch were:
From here we retraced our steps through the hills including a fire ravaged area to the Calvin Grove Airstrip. Three hangers here all locked and a sole C172 on the apron meant that the scorer wasn’t troubled.
A drive back through the Western Suburbs along the coast took us to Glenelg where a late Steak lunch was enjoyed in the Surf Life Rescue Centre Bar overlooking the beach and Promenade.
From here a short drive back to Adelaide Airport found these new ones between 1700 – 2215
A6-EWF B77L UAE
A7-AMJ A359 QTR
VH-ZZN DHC8 Surveillance Australia*
VH-FDK PC12 RFDS*
VH-MVX Be200 RFDS*
I will report back tomorrow with another road trip out from Adelaide.
Photo credit: Mark Paulin