Leg 7: Mataranka
Leg 7: Adels Grove to Mataranka
Date: Wednesday 5th September
After an amazing Barra and Beef BBQ a number of fines were awarded. The Bald Eagles left their landing lights on, Superfly forgot to turn on their GPS and did some swift and dodgy work to get it on for the waypoint, TLC forgot to turn on their GPS at all and got a double whammy for taking off at Adel’s Grove in the opposite direction, Kingdom Flyers nearly took out SJT when parking, Atom forgot about the new time difference for UTC that occurred half way along, GFR did a bunny hop landing in Borroloola, Bad Mooney Rising left their dipping stick in Borroloola and finally, phew, a busy day for fines, Bliss made all their calls into Borroloola on the area frequency instead of the CTAF.
There were some awards as well. The Flying Cockies starred in a great article in Ceduna’s The Sentinel. Lima Mike was finally not the last in, actually one of the first for a change and Hands Up and Kingdom Flyers got awards for airmanship.
A number of items were auctioned off and a raffle also made quite a bit for the RFDS. Finally the leg winners were announced and for the third time – Bald Eagles.