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Old 04-19-2017, 04:39 PM
haydnc haydnc is offline
 
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We continue on our adventure and decide to head home for Christmas.

No 10 - Unexpected Flight Home





We spend the day swatting flies at Pinaroo airstrip while waiting for cooler temperatures.





We plan the longest leg yet, almost 3 and a half hours to take us home for Christmas.






With an overnight stop in Mildura for fuel...


... and found out that one of our fuel cards had expired (1 year earlier) and had not been replaced by the supplier. But its Christmas eve! Will we be able to get fuel or be stuck for another few days???



Its all OK! We were able to track down the refueller who came and assisted. He left his Christmas eve celebrations to come and get us fuel (so we didn't need to hassle him at 5am the following morning). A first light we lifted of - 2 pushes of the Garmin GMC307 auto pilot button then sat back for the next 3 hours as it accurately takes us home.




Yeah, I dont get to sleep!



I talk Alicia through setting up the descent using the G3X VNAV functions and let the aircraft take itself down the descent.


Net time we leave the inland behind and head for the islands!
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