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Welcome to Wauchope International.
The WardAir team has arrived. Landing our eight aircraft within half an hour of each other certainly got the attention of the locals.
Premium parking no problem for our little fleet as the sun goes down.
A cold beer, a surprisingly good feed and a comfy bed all waiting for us across the road from the strip.
Translation .... in the middle of nowhere really.
The area is known for this collection of perfectly rounded rocks called the Devil's Marbles.
The publican gave us his car for the arvo to drive the ten kms to see these show ponies of the NT.
The pub offers an unexpected oasis of garden, pool and beer garden to ease off that blood pressure once you've settled in.
Yep, we all hopped in. Early September was still pretty tropical up here.
Pilots on the brink of ordering their first beer ... tall stories and outrageous lies soon to follow.
Our aircraft caught the rapt attention of a squad of kids on an outback driving trip. Look out curtis Aviation ... band of future pilots on its way!
Oh, and their parents had to get in on the act too!
Tyre track engineer filing his last report before bed time.
Gotta love an Australian outback sunset on a dirt airstrip.
NT speed limit - just so you don't die of old age driving from one end of the territory to the other.
Non-pilots Sal and toni get stuck into their pre-takeoff duties on Piper Arrow MDL for owner/pilot Judy.
The Gran Railway line we used as a tracker heading north towards Wauchope.
Dried up river beds a common scene out the window on this trip, unfortunately. It's so tragically dry country
Thanks Wauchope, and thanks Ben Saint - we'll be back!!
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