in Australia, Flying, Ozsafari2017, Trips
Day 4 started to get more remote. and turning into the true outback by the time we arrived to Birdville.
The first flight, we did some makeshift formation flying. That was definitely challenging and kept me on my toes, and I flew nowhere close to others compared to what the 2 best pilots, did:
morning pre-flight briefing
cute pink plane
I was so happy to have a G1000 to show me where other planes, were.
'traffic alert, traffic alert!' :)
We then resumed our regular flight to Windorah, our lunch stop:
well done, guys
there were watering holes for cattle
Windorah had a small airliner from Regional Express (REX) that links the small australian towns that are a bit too far to reasonably drive in between:
We then resumed our flight to Birdsville, the gateway to the outback:
we had to hold our planes when it left to make sure we didn't get blown over
arriving at Birdsville
We then got a tour of town and to the Big Red, a nice sand dune. Birdsville has a big horse race once a year, which draws crowds from all over Australia, and requires days of driving for many, on outback tracks, kind of a rite of passage, apparently a bit burning man like in some ways:
the hotel was walking distance from the airport gate
I think I found some bilby holes
And that was it for Birdsville, we had dinner in their restaurant, and slept on location too, dodging the super annoying and plentiful flies that seemed to be everywhere.