Three Tanarg’s and a Skypper are on there way…
The 40 foot container with four new aircraft and Bionix 13 wings have been loaded and are on a ship bound for Australia. They will dock at the port of Melbourne and then be put on a truck for YFT.
After only a few hours the Megafauna Fly-away is now half booked out. So if you are planning on being part of this fly-away get in quick.
The Flight Plan
We will be departing from YFT on Sunday 3rd of May 2015 and flying to Swan Hill, Mildura, Ouyen, Nhill, Stawell, Maryborough, Echuca, and then back to Yarrawonga.
3rd Sunday. We fly from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill for the night.
4th Monday We fly from Swan Hill to Mildura for the night.
5th Tuesday Lay day Paddle Steamer cruise and lunch.
6thWednesday We fly from Mildura to Ouyen and then onto Nhill for the night.
7th Thursday Lay day.
8th Friday We fly from Nhill to Stawell and then onto Maryborough.
9th Saturday We fly from Maryborough to Echuca for the night.
10th Sunday We fly from Echuca to Yarrawonga.
Day 1 Flying distance 133nm Day 2 Flying distance 99nm
Day 3 Lay day Paddle steamer tour Day 4 Flying distance 135nm
Day 5 Lay day Tours around Nhill Day 6 Flying distance 117nm
Day 7 Flying distance 73nm Day 8 Flying distance 62nm
WAC Canberra 3457 Adelaide 3458 Melbourne 3470. ERC LOW 1-2. ERSA.
How do the fly-away work, and what can I take?
We have a 22 seat bus. The bus carries your luggage and the food for the seven days lunches. We also have trailer to carry fuel containers, and bags. The flight plan follows main roads, and this allows the ground crew to reach the airfields along the way in time for aircraft refuelling, if required. This also allows the aircrew to carry less on board the aircraft. The route also allows Air and Ground Crews to make the best advantage of food stores and petrol stations.
Accommodation is arranged for you, and we all stay in the one motel, where possible. We always try to get a motel with a restaurant, so all the crew can eat and socialise together.
The food fund covers your lunch for the seven days, so don’t bring your own supplies as we only have limited space. If you need special food, Peter or Anne need to know when you sign on for the fly-away, and they will make sure you are catered for.
PERSONAL GEAR… Please keep your personal gear to a minimum, as we only have one bus. ONLY SMALL SOFT BAGS WILL BE ACCEPTED. We can stow them easier in the bus and trailer, and move them around when needed, without the use of a crane!
You can take up to 2 x 20lt jerry cans, one oil container and a small tool kit. Please keep to this as we only have one trailer.
Accommodation prices include continental breakfast and most dinners if we eat in the motels restaurant. The Fly-away cost includes food fund, bus fund, flight plan folder, organisational fee & postage.
If you want to be part of this Megafauna Fly-away, you will need to contact Peter or Anne on 03 5744-1466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be sent a sign on form. This form must be filled out and returned with the payment for the Fly-away. Just sending the form does not give you a place on the fly-away. This Megafauna Fly-away is including hangarage fees where we can, and all tours and lunches where we can. The only out of pocket expences will be your accommodation, and some dinners where a restaurant is not part of the accommodation.