Canberra Airport Open Day

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6.4.14

Not a regular follower of news, I had no idea the Canberra Airport Open Day was on until I drove past the sign to it on Friday night when I was heading out to the club.

But it was dilemma, because I needed to be in Sydney by 2pm.  So I decided I'd make a flying visit (arf arf) and go for just an hour and try to get onto one plane.

Coming from the Queanbeyan side of the airport was an epic win.  I turned straight into the carpark and only had to wait a minute or so to get in.  Traffic from the north was backed up for who knows how long.

I parked and hurried up to the gate just after opening.  I headed straight down to the 717 as I'd never been in one of those before, and there didn't look to be much of a queue.  As it turns out, they were still securing the plane so noone was allowed near it yet.  I was there less than a minute when they opened it up and I was in the second group of people to go through it!  Win!

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Got to set in the pilot's seat too :)  I asked the copilot whether it is "ok" to poke my head into the cockpit after flights as we're getting off, and he said generally it is, so might have to do that some time :)

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Then I walked up and down the line of planes taking photos and generally marvelling at being up close to planes :)

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

Canberra Airport Open Day

The crowds!!  It was super super busy this year.  Definitely getting more and more popular.

Canberra Airport Open Day

So then I headed for Sydney.  The traffic around the airport was INSANE.  Every approach to the airport was completely choked.  Traffic on Majura Road was banked all the way back to Mount Majura - probably nearly ten kilometres north of the open day entrance.  Hopefully the airlines were a little lenient with late arriving people to the airport...

Canberra Airport Open Day

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