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I was about 10 minutes early getting to the airport -- not surprising since my test time was much faster -- so I did a flyby and circuit (hence pic 5). Now I misjudged that manoeuvre last year and ended up over a minute late, but I think I got it in pretty close this time. :thum:

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Here's the updated roster:

Great Austral[ian Air Rally 2012 - Team-Mutley Roster
1.    Cairns (YBCS) to Pormpuraaw (YPMP)	    283 nm	    Tim	 126.30 min
2.    Pormpuraaw (YPMP) to Murray Island (YMUI)    361 nm	    Dai	 154.45 min
3.    Murray Island (YMUI) to Port Moresby (AYPY)    189 nm	    Joe	 124.12 min
4.    Port Moresby (AYPY) to Saidor (SDR)	    283 nm	    Dai	 ??????
5.    Saidor (SDR) to Mendi (AYMN)		    177 nm	    Rob    126.58 min
6.    Mendi (AYMN) to Tabubil (AYTB)		    154 nm	    xxxx
7.    Tabubil (AYTB) to Morehead (MHD)	    298 nm	    xxxx
8.    Morehead (MHD) to Coconut Island (YCCT)	    118 nm	    Rob
9.    Coconut Island (YCCT) to Lockhart River (YLHR)    165 nm	    Kieran
10.    Lockhart River (YLHR) to Cooktown (YCKN)    193 nm	    xxxx

Rob - I've put your Leg 5 Flight Time in. You're very welcome to fly Leg 6, but you're still down for Leg 8! And I think Joe/Tim/Kieran might decide on their second Legs, sometime... ???

Let's sort it, Lads - let me have your choices - soon! :whis:

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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Thanks, every one. The roster now looks like this:

Great Austral[ian Air Rally 2012 - Team-Mutley Roster
1.    Cairns (YBCS) to Pormpuraaw (YPMP)	    283 nm	    Tim	 126.30 min
2.    Pormpuraaw (YPMP) to Murray Island (YMUI)    361 nm	    Dai	 154.45 min
3.    Murray Island (YMUI) to Port Moresby (AYPY)    189 nm	    Joe	 124.12 min
4.    Port Moresby (AYPY) to Saidor (SDR)	    283 nm	    Dai	 ??????
5.    Saidor (SDR) to Mendi (AYMN)		    177 nm	    Rob    126.58 min
6.    Mendi (AYMN) to Tabubil (AYTB)		    154 nm	    Tim (prov)
7.    Tabubil (AYTB) to Morehead (MHD)	    298 nm	    Kieran
8.    Morehead (MHD) to Coconut Island (YCCT)	    118 nm	    Rob
9.    Coconut Island (YCCT) to Lockhart River (YLHR)    165 nm	    Kieran
10.    Lockhart River (YLHR) to Cooktown (YCKN)    193 nm	    Joe

Is Leg 6 O.K. with you, Tim? I'm assuming you'll be able to get in the cockpit after your IKEA incident? :thum:

I'm off to fly Leg 4 - Wish me Luck! :whis:

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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As Rob has posted his personal GAAR leg 10 I thought I would post mine before I lose the shots!

GAAR 2012 Flight 10 - Bringing us home!

Great Australian Air Rally 2012

Flight Leg 10 – 1630 hrs, 10 Feb 12

Lockhart River (YLHR) to Cooktown (YCKN)

193 nm

Here's the final flight for Team Mutley.

Dai, reporting in, flight time 89.64

I'm not sure what Kieran had been up to in the cockpit, but there was coconut everywhere! Timer is running,

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An easy off from Lockhart River

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As ever the GAAR Director always has us taking off in the wrong direction so round we go

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Quite a bit of flying over water (Again)

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Coral reefs ahead

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Late afternoon and the sun is getting lazy

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Classic DC-3

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More islands, there must be thousands in this region

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Over the mainland again.

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Another GAAR pilot ahead?

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Our destination

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Heading out to get a good run in

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Base, just about to turn final

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Straight all the way in

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Steady as she goes

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Final adjustment

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Timer stops at 89.64!

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Back-tracking, I hear Rob on the Radio, there he is in the distance!

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Filling out the PIREP, reflecting on a great event, thanks Andrew! :clapping:

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Cheers,

Joe

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89.64 min - Thanks, Joe. Nice flight - Welcome to the Finish! :thum:

I've just finished Leg 4 - not easy amongst those hills and those bl**dy grass strips... :whis:

Here's the latest roster:

Great Australian Air Rally 2012 - Team-Mutley Roster
1.    Cairns (YBCS) to Pormpuraaw (YPMP)	    283 nm	    Tim	 126.30 min
2.    Pormpuraaw (YPMP) to Murray Island (YMUI)    361 nm	    Dai	 154.45 min
3.    Murray Island (YMUI) to Port Moresby (AYPY)    189 nm	    Joe	 124.12 min
4.    Port Moresby (AYPY) to Saidor (SDR)	    283 nm	    Dai	 130.33 min
5.    Saidor (SDR) to Mendi (AYMN)		    177 nm	    Rob    126.58 min
6.    Mendi (AYMN) to Tabubil (AYTB)		    154 nm	    Tim	   84.89 min
7.    Tabubil (AYTB) to Morehead (MHD)			   298 nm	    Kieran
8.    Morehead (MHD) to Coconut Island (YCCT)	    118 nm	    Rob
9.    Coconut Island (YCCT) to Lockhart River (YLHR)    165 nm	    Kieran
10.    Lockhart River (YLHR) to Cooktown (YCKN)    193 nm	    Joe	  89.64 min

Cheers - Dai. :cool:

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