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  • Flight on a Cessna 182

    27 August 2006
    Parafield Airport
    Cessna 182Q
    VH-KGG
    Unassigned seating

    This flight started out when I booked a flight on a DC-3 that was going to visit Parafield. However, CASA, Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia deemed the DC-3 too heavy to land so that did not happen.


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    This was the plane I was supposed to fly on.

    nstead South Coast Air Centre were offering flights for AU$60 for 40 minutes.

    Before startup the guy sat next to me in the back got a bit panicky so he moved to the front seat next to the pilot. However I was quite comfortable in the back and it was better for taking photos is the wing strut did not obscure the view too much.


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    Takeoff was quick considering the aircraft had a full load of four people. We flew along the coast and then turned around over the southern suburbs of Adelaide.


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    Interior shot while we are flying.

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    There was some cloud that we flew in and out of, flying over the water there was little turbulence, but there was more as we flew over land.


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    Then we flew over the CBD and Adelaide Oval before making or way back to Parafield Airport.


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    Approaching to land at Parafield Airport.


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    Landing was smooth and uneventful.

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    After the flight the pilot took us on a quick walk around the tarmac.


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    Overall I would like to thank South Coast air Centre for a good flight and turning a day that was going bad into a good day.

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  • #2
    THE most boring story EVER....









    Kidding bro!!!!

    I always like single engine's...always so much to see...nice pictures as well.
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    • #3
      A very intersting ride backed by a wealth of pictures. Too bad you could not get DizzieThree but this Cessna 182 otherwhelmingly off-set the DCA's setback. Nice job
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      • #4
        Cool report and pics. They subbed a 182 for a DC-3? I'm guessing a lot of people stayed on the ground that day.

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        • #5
          Nice review, different from what were used to seeing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JordanD
            Cool report and pics. They subbed a 182 for a DC-3? I'm guessing a lot of people stayed on the ground that day.
            Possibility : a wee number of passenger actually showing up

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            • #7
              Cessna 182

              The DC-3 flights were booked out so there was no shortage of passengers.

              It was CASA who said no to the DC-3 landing at Parafield because it was too heavy.

              It was the owner of a small aviation museum at the airport who organized it all, so there were quite a few dissapointed people there that day.

              Back before Adelaide International Airport opened in the 1950s Parafield was the main airport for Adelaide, so DC-3s and even bigger things like DC-4s landed there back then, but over the years I think the authorities have let the tarmac degrade to the point where it cannot take anything much bigger than light aircraft.

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              • #8
                Too bad they left a common story running all over again : "Once upon a time, there was an airport, with a nice runway but ultimately, its worth was by-passed because another airport was built to serve the area, etc, and so on, un so weiter ... "
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