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Old 11th November 2018, 10:53 AM
Glennm Glennm is offline
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I have done 2 outback mail runs. The first one was in the mid nineties I think. It was with Augusta Airways from Port Augusta South Australia over two days. In an Aero Commander 500 we left Saturday morning up the Strzelecki Track I think stopping at maybe a dozen properties. Their mailbox usually situated near the strip. We overnighted in Boulia Qld and returned down the Birdsville track the next day once again stopping at various properties.
It was one the best trips I have ever done. i remember flying from Newcastle Harbour to Rose Bay on an Aquatic Airways Beaver then transferring to Sydney to fly to Adelaide on an Ansett A320 then up tp Port Augusta on an Augusta Airways Navajo. I would do it again if it existed but sadly I dont think so. Augusta Airways has shut down.
The 2nd trip was a day flight out of Broken Hill on a Cessna 206 flying north to various properties before stopping for lunch at White Cliffs and heading back south again. I cant remember the operator of this mail plane.. I have some old photos somewhere.
Glenn
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