So, what happens when the lights go out? AW139 NVG compatible cockpit, now this a serious helicopter – a real step up (well that could be debated) from things like the BK117 or B412. Check out the Standby Attitude indicator (thats the little blue display in the centre next to the moving map display), even that thing is digital! I take a small amount of comfort know everything requires electrical power! Take me back to the days of gyros powered by suction generated by a venturi :)
Glebe Tram Sheds – history is about to change, Harold park raceway has fell dormant for some months and the slow arrival of construction demountables and other equipment is slowly appearing. The old access haunts are still available however increased security surveillance means the opportunities to capture the last few images of a place which has seen more paint work then the harbour bridge is getting scarce.
Dirty 'ol macro lens, still gives me hours of enjoyment in teh garden – one day i will fork out and buy a decent one with a focus ring :)
Beaver, Chipmunk and a Harvard
A slightly strange combination, however it is interesting to see two consecutive series Dehavilland aircraft, and quite frankly they could not be any more different! one a aerobatic trainer and the other a agriculture aircraft (i guess originally for pax and cargo). The North American Harvard is not something I have had a good look at, however this one is having some work done on it and its great to see the guts of it, the first thing that hit me was the amount of sapce between the firewall and engine, awesome stuff, that is gotta be a significant advatage of the radial engine! possibly offset by the fact you need half of iraqs oil to keep it going :).
Anyway onto some imagery;