|2006/01/26 Passenger Flight from Cairns to Cooktown over the Great Barrier Reef|
π 2006-01-26 00:00 by Merlin in Flying
I was a passenger in that interesting turboprop plane. while going to a boat for a week long dive trip, we got a scenic flight to Cooktown. Unfortunately, the weather was very overcast with tops of 1500 feet or less in some places, but the pilots did a good job of trying to give us as much of a scenic flight as possible despite the iffy conditions (they flew some portions of the flight in IFR conditions). It was doubly interesting for me as I was in the first row of seats, right behind the pilots, and got to see the avionics up close, and chat with them, about how it's like to fly cool planes like theirs (a twin turboprop).
You can see other pictures I took from that plane of the great barrier reef