A couple of Cessna floatplanes in Oz

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A couple of Cessna floatplanes in Oz

Postby Pegasus » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:29 am

:P Here are a couple of Cessna floatplanes I have shot here in the Hunter Valley. The first is based at Bankstown and is out of its element on the ground at Cessnock Airport. It's a Cessna Caravan that had brought a load of wealthy tourists up from Sydney for a long liquid lunch one Saturday. Incidentally it had picked them up at the old Qantas flying boat base at Rose Bay. I sat in the aircraft and chatted with the young pilot for about 3/4 of an hour. This aircraft now provides a service from Newcastle harbour to sydney several times a day so in the near future I'll some of it on the water.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185 ... G_1571.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185 ... G_1570.jpg
Now one from last years Catalina Festival at Rathmines, also an old flying boat base, this one a military (RAAF) base. This one's a 1954 Cessna 180 with extended wingtips and down turned tip ends similar to the Robertson STOL mods for later landplane Cessnas.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185 ... 008083.jpg
Another of the aircraft approaching its mooring point.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185 ... 008080.jpg
Now one of him touching down.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185 ... 008067.jpg
Another of the Cessna flying over the base before landing.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185 ... 008061.jpg
And finally a side on view of it at its mooring.
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185 ... 008141.jpg
I hope my photo uploading works.

Cheers,
Ross.
Pegasus
 
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