Foreign Airfield Visit

Canberra, Braidwood, Moruya & Nowra – Wednesday 4th March 2020 (Mark Paulin)

Evening all,

Today has been a cool and very wet day with incessant rain. Certainly no shorts today 🙁

Noted this morning at Canberra 0700 – 0830

A7-ANP A35X QTR

VH-NNE C525B

VH-VSZ CL604

First port of call was Braidwood. Nothing was noted at this small airfield.

From here the B52 road passes through the Hills to the coast at Batemans Bay. The whole area was severely affected by the recent bush fires. The scenery is stunning but nearly every tree for over 100kms was either charred or burnt. The air was still full of the stench of fire and burnt wood. It is also amazing to see first hand the random nature of these fires. You pass houses surrounded by burnt trees that are unmarked and yet the house next door is completely destroyed. On the plus side plenty of Kangaroos have been seen today sheltering from the rain in fields and forests.

Next call was Moruya. Around 7 or 8 hangers here but all closed today. Just two out on the field as follows:

VH-BEV PC12*

VH-OZQ C208A*

From here we joined the Princes Highway North to Nowra. Again on this 140km journey nearly every tree was again burnt. The fire damage stopped at the boundary of Nowra Airfield.

Noted this afternoon 1400 -1600

A97-441 C130 RAAF

VH-VHA C212

VH-VHB C212

N950SP LJ35

VH-AJK WWD

VH-JCR LJ35*

VH-LFA LJ35

VH-LJJ LJ35

VH-LJU LJ35

VH-LJZ LJ35

VH-LPX LJ31

VH-SLD LJ35A

VH-SLE LJ35*

VH-SLF LJ36*

VH-ZMO Be200 (WFU)

N2-90 DC3 RAN (wreck)

A25-223 S70B RAAF*

N24-013 UH60* (this is in use as an instructional airframe)

N48-001 UH60 RAN

N48-002 UH60 RAN*

N48-006 UH60 RAN*

N52-003 EC135 RAN

N52-013 EC135 RAN

N52-014 EC135 RAN

Gate Guards

N22-018 AS350B*

N24-009 UH60*

I will report back tomorrow with another days log for NSW.

Mark Paulin

 

Photo credit: Mark Paulin

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