Fun Stuff: October 2016 Archives

In early April I went with David and Kat to the airport open day.  The trick to avoid the worst of the queues is to pick one plane that you want to see, and go see that as soon as it opens.  This year we decided on the Qantas 737 done up in retro livery.  Then we did the tarmac tour, and then just wandered around all the planes before having to race home to meet Graham and Pam who had come to stay.

I might have taken nearly eight hundred photos.  Oops.

Waiting to get into the cockpit of the 737
Waiting to get into the cockpit of the 737

737 cockpit
737 cockpit

737 cockpit
737 cockpit

737 throttle controls
737 throttle controls

Qantas 737 VH-VXQ
Qantas 737 VH-VXQ

David on the 737
David on the 737

Aircraft on the taxi way (Virgin Australia 737 VH-YIO and Qantas 737 VH-XZO)
Aircraft on the taxi way (Virgin Australia 737 VH-YIO and Qantas 737 VH-XZO)

Aircraft on the taxi way (Virgin Australia 737 VH-YIO)
Aircraft on the taxi way (Virgin Australia 737 VH-YIO)

Aircraft on the taxi way (Virgin Australia 737 VH-YIO)
Aircraft on the taxi way (Virgin Australia 737 VH-YIO)

Aircraft on the taxi way (Virgin Australia ATR-72 VH-FVP)
Aircraft on the taxi way (Virgin Australia ATR-72 VH-FVP)

Aircraft on the taxi way (Virgin Australia ATR-72 VH-FVP)
Aircraft on the taxi way (Virgin Australia ATR-72 VH-FVP)

Qantas kangaroo
Qantas kangaroo

Little blue stunt plane
Little blue stunt plane

Qantas jet in a hangar (717-2BL VH-YQW)
Qantas jet in a hangar (717-2BL VH-YQW)

Crossing runway 35
Crossing runway 35

Firestation at Fairbairn
Firestation at Fairbairn

Wind sock
Wind sock

Canberra's weather station
Canberra's weather station

RAAF rescue helicopter (VH-VAB)
RAAF rescue helicopter (VH-VAB)

Air Force 1? :)  (A36-001)
Air Force 1? :) (A36-001)

Air Force 2? :)  (A36-002)
Air Force 2? :) (A36-002)

Prime Minister's jet
Prime Minister's jet

Canberra air traffic control tower
Canberra air traffic control tower

Canberra air traffic control tower
Canberra air traffic control tower

Eurocopter EC120B VH-VCC
Eurocopter EC120B VH-VCC

Kangaroo sculptures
Kangaroo sculptures

Aérospatiale AS 350B2 VH-LVM
Aérospatiale AS 350B2 VH-LVM

Cessna 550 Citation II (VH-FYP)
Cessna 550 Citation II (VH-FYP)

Agusta A109E (VH-RUA)
Agusta A109E (VH-RUA)

The red baron?
The red baron?

Retro Roo II Qantas 737 VH-VXQ
Retro Roo II Qantas 737 VH-VXQ

Qantas 737 VH-VXQ
Qantas 737 VH-VXQ

Virgin 737 VH-VUR
Virgin 737 VH-VUR

RAAF Roulettes
RAAF Roulettes

RAAF Roulettes
RAAF Roulettes

RAAF Roulettes
RAAF Roulettes

RAAF Roulettes
RAAF Roulettes

RAAF Roulettes
RAAF Roulettes

RAAF Roulettes
RAAF Roulettes

RAAF Roulettes
RAAF Roulettes

RAAF Roulettes
RAAF Roulettes

RAAF Roulettes
RAAF Roulettes

American Chamption VH-DAY
American Chamption VH-DAY

Yak 52 (VH-YVK)
Yak 52 (VH-YVK)

1989 Nanchang CJ-6A (VH-NND)
1989 Nanchang CJ-6A (VH-NND)

1989 Nanchang CJ-6A (VH-NND)
1989 Nanchang CJ-6A (VH-NND)

Connie (VH-EAG)
Connie (VH-EAG)

Connie's engines
Connie's engines

Connie leaks a lot of oil so they catch it in drink bottles
Connie leaks a lot of oil so they catch it in drink bottles

Or it just seeps down the sides
Or it just seeps down the sides

Or they use big blue tubs to catch it all
Or they use big blue tubs to catch it all

Connie (VH-EAG)
Connie (VH-EAG)

Connie's nose gear
Connie's nose gear

I wouldn't stand there if I were you
I wouldn't stand there if I were you

Catalina (VH-PBZ)
Catalina (VH-PBZ)

Old air force C47 Dakota (VH-EAF)
Old air force C47 Dakota (VH-EAF)

Old air force Caribou engine (VH-VBA)
Old air force Caribou engine (VH-VBA)

Alenia C27J Spartan (A34-001)
Alenia C27J Spartan (A34-001)

Red baron (1979 Pitts S-2A Special VH-FFF)
Red baron (1979 Pitts S-2A Special VH-FFF)

A roulette plane (A23-012)
A roulette plane (A23-012)

Me and David next to the Catalina
Me and David next to the Catalina

Butterfly on stilts
Butterfly on stilts

David taking photos over the fence
David taking photos over the fence

I actually went to the Balloon Fiesta twice this year.  Once with Chrissie, after having had not much sleep on account of hurty, and once after dropping Luc off at the airport after having not much sleep on account of insomnia.

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Take two ..

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

These were all taken from our house

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

Canberra Balloon Fiesta

2016 Canberra Show

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Back in February Chrissie and I went to the Canberra Show.  Zac was going to come.  Then he wasn't.  Then he was.  Then he wasn't.  It was all a little bit silly really.  So it ended up just being Chris and me.  We had a pretty good day.  Did 16000 steps and were on our feet for like seven hours.  Had a kransky and cider at Zierholz for lunch which was nice.  And there was potato on a stick!  Fun times.

Chris outside the Canberra Show
Chris outside the Canberra Show

Frozen jumping castle
Frozen jumping castle

Chips on a stick!!!!!
Chips on a stick!!!!!

Chip on a stick!!
Chip on a stick!!

Kranski and Zierholz for lunch
Kranski and Zierholz for lunch

Mr Squiggle Lego
Mr Squiggle Lego

Beautiful quilts
Beautiful quilts

More beautiful quilts
More beautiful quilts

Lacework
Lacework

Papercraft
Papercraft

Fancy cake
Fancy cake

Minions!
Minions!

Rainbow cakes
Rainbow cakes

Icing sugar flowers
Icing sugar flowers

Close up - all of that is just coloured icing!
Close up - all of that is just coloured icing!

Flowers
Flowers

More flowers
More flowers

More flowers!
More flowers!

More flowers!!
More flowers!!

That's no bull!  Oh wait, it is!
That's no bull! Oh wait, it is!

A sheep
A sheep

Oh hai
Oh hai

Here's a llama there's a llama .. ok alpaca..
Here's a llama there's a llama .. ok alpaca..

Pretty spinny things.  The coloured ones are imports from overseas, but I bought one made by an Australian lady
Pretty spinny things. The coloured ones are imports from overseas, but I bought one made by an Australian lady

Dressage
Dressage

Sheep dog trials
Sheep dog trials

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