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PostSubject: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:09 pm

Ride with our friends from NSW Riders

just an excuse to ride up there (& visit Harrys cafe de-wheels, again Laughing )

Expect to see:
•Air Force F-111s, F/A-18A/B Hornets, the new F/A-18F Super Hornet, AP-3C Orions, C-130 Hercules, the big C-17 Globemaster, Hawk 127, B737 Wedgetail and the spectacular Roulettes aerobatic formation display team;
•Navy Seahawk and Sea King helicopters, plus the famous Dancing Squirrels display team and the new A109e Augusta;
•Historic "warbirds" from the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society and the Temora Aviation Museum, including the Avon Sabre, Hudson, Neptune and World War II Mustang, Spitfire, Meteor, Catalina and Dakota, many of which will fly;
•Super Constellation (the “Connie”), Boomerang, P40 Kittyhawk, Pride-L39 and Tiger Moths.
•The renowned Red Bull Air Race pilot, Matt Hall;
•A specially fitted out hangar with more than 70 commercial and military displays;
•Hands-on static displays, including a special exhibit from the Army’s School of Infantry;
•Bands, military working dog handling displays, helicopter joy flights, rides and a range of hands-on activities.

$20 admission
Perfect photography opportunity too
local traffic has been traditionally chaos - hence arrive on two-wheels.. Exclamation

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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:26 am

Thanks Stew. The air show is at Williamstown Air Base beyond Newcastle. Check this link:

http://www.airforce.gov.au/airshows/

The ride will depart from the Pie in The Sky at Cowan.

Meet time: From 8:00

Departure Time: 8:30

Approximately a 400km return trip.

Please have a full tank when arriving at the meeting point. The last fuel stop before the meet point is the Mobil Berowra.

The only variable with me is whether my bike will be out of the shop in time. I'm sure it will be. Got new tyres on and they said the front bearings need replacing along with the front brakes. I'll keep you posted on progress.

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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:13 am

Update re bike repairs. Collecting it today. Cost $940 for new tyres (Pirelli MT 66 Route), front brakes and front bearings. Does that seem a reasonable price ??

I will meet those going on this ride at PITS. I have the orange VN 900 and my # is 0435 143 273.
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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:56 am

Depends on how much the tyres were I guess
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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:57 am

Who else is coming Question
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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:26 am

Sorry mate cant make this run but it sounds like a good one. Enjoy !!
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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:24 am

Update re admission, It is advertised as a $20.00 admission, however i just noticed the following pricing:

Pre-purchased tickets: Adults $20; Children (5-15) $5; Family $46
At the gate on the day: Adults $25; Children (5-15) $5

They didn't mention the ticket processing fee which is $3.50 if you print your own ticket or $4.00 if you collect from the venue:

Please check :

http://www.proticket.com.au/event.asp?eventid=669

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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:38 pm

sorry cant make this 1 i need to renew my licence tomorrow its expired oops
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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:19 pm

pre-purchased see you there Ed, weather looks great for the day.
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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:20 pm





Not a bad day at all. Thanks Stew for joining us. This is an annual event, but not at Williamtown. It rotates around Australia. Next year is Adelaide. Perfect weather. Funniest thing I saw were two queues. One of about 30 people waiting to tour a Hercules. The other was about 300 waiting for dagwood dogs.
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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:12 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:55 am

What sort of camera do you use Ed ??? All your shots are grear but your aerial shots in particular are awesome !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:24 pm

Its only a Panasonic DMC FZ7 compact. Yes I know the lens is dirty. Need to replace the filter thingy that goes on the front. I was surprised how good they turned out at only a 12 times zoom on a 18-55 lens. Hit and miss mostly but the one I liked was the perfectly framed one of the roulette's. Am considering the just released Nikon D7000. That will be great, but I'll have to treat it with more respect than I do the current. Just tend to chuck it in the panniers etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Airshow ride Saturday 18th   Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:41 pm

Thye're are great shots Ed. Before buying an SLR though you should really consider lenses as well. What you buy the first time is what you will be stuck with after you start getting into lenses. Actually the camera body is the cheap part. Have fun bounce
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