Foreign Airfield Visit

Adelaide, Port Adelaide (South Australian Aviation Museum), Brukunga & Murray Bridge – Wednesday 12th February 2020 (Mark Paulin)

Evening all,

Today has been very cloudy with drizzle on and off for much of the day. The temperature reached only 21c so nearly had to put jeans on rather than shorts!!

Logged this morning at Adelaide 0700 – 1010

9M-LCS B738 MXD

9M-XXP A333 XAX

9V-SHA A359 SIA

ZK-NZL B789 ANZ

VH-FYP C550

VH-OVS Be400

We then headed North to Port Adelaide to visit the South Australian Aviation Museum. This is located on the old Adelaide Airport. The site next door houses the National Railway Museum of Australia for those who like that sort of thing.

Noted 1030 – 1130

A4-225 DHC5D RAAF*

A9-756 P3C RAAF*

A65-114 C47A RAAF*

VH-CAT F27 CSIRO*

VH-NJL Bae146 Cobham*

EE853 Spitfire RAF*

EF954 Avro Anson*

A17-010 B206 RAAF*

N7-224 Wessex RAN*

From the Museum we headed into the Adelaide Hills. There are two airfields in the area. First call was Brukunga Airstrip which is where the Rural Fire Service have an airfield. It was deserted..

Then a few Kms further on is Murray Bridge Aerodrome. There are three hangers here but alas no aircraft outside today.

Then It was a leisurely drive through the Hills to the town of Hahndorf. This as the name suggests was settled by the Germans back in the 1830s. This has resulted in lots of German themed shops and buildings in the town. Looks like something you would come across in Southern Bavaria. Having spent an enjoyable 90 mins walking around the time we stopped for a late lunch at the Haus restaurant. Thoroughly recommended if you like Authentic German Cuisine

Once finished we headed back to Adelaide.

Noted this evening 1730 – 2200

A6-EWD B77L UAE

A7-AMK A359 QTR

VH-IYG C525A*

VH-NWI PC12

I will report back tomorrow with another road trip report out from Adelaide.

Mark Paulin

 

Photo credit: Mark Paulin

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