Category: Aviation

All pilots flying around Darwin should read this

I stumbled upon this yesterday and after reading it felt I had to share it with our piloting community around Darwin who might not make a habit of trawling through the CASA website. This little guide to flying around Darwin is factual, easy to read and has diagrams, maps, airstrips, sample radio calls, and potential…
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Turquoise Blue Waters from 600ft

In the dry season, the waters surrounding Darwin turn into a turquoise blue. Although the horizon is hazy with the smoke from bushfires of this time of year, the waters change from an impenetrable jade green into a clear turquoise blue which allows me to see all manner of fish swimming below the surface. During…
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Aerial photos of Zuccoli

It is fitting that I am taking photographs of this suburb from the air as Zuccoli is named after a famous Territorian and aviator. Guido Zuccoli, known as a famous aerobatic and warbird pilot along with his engineering skills. He made the Territory his home in the late 60’s. Here are some photographs of this…
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Top 10 Aircraft at MKT – 2 – Harvard

It was pointed out to me correctly after my last article about the “Top Ten…” that I was using clickbait style titles by using “Top Ten…” and then only showing one aircraft. Although unintentional, it appears to have worked. I now want to avoid a ranking war as these aircraft will appear in whatever order…
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Top Ten Ultralight Aircraft Makes at MKT

What is impressive about flying at MKT is the number and variety of aircraft we have. In this post which will be part of a series, I want to include photographs of some of the aircraft that grace the skies above MKT airfield in the Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia. Even though…
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Berry Springs Darwin NT, Speargrass and Crop Circles

Berry Springs is an idyllic hamlet located 45 minutes drive from Darwin or in my case 7 minutes by airplane from our airfield at MKT. These photos were taken over two consecutive weekends in April 2023 after the last of the wet season rains. While I am flying I photograph scenes with my Nikon DSLR…
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Back in the air

It was good to be back in Darwin. I made my way out to the MK T airfield and prepared my aircraft for its first flight in 6 months. Needless to say, I took extra time and care to make sure that everything was fine. Before I left Darwin 6 months ago, I ensured that the…
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Crocodile at Crabclaw Island

Crabclaw Island is a great place to go for breakfast. 25 nautical miles from MKT Airfield, it is the perfect Sunday brunch flying in a small aircraft like a Drifter. The trip takes half an hour and covers part of the beautiful and bountiful Bynoe Harbour. I have been using some of the motion graphic…
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Cool Gauges on your GoPro Videos

For those of you who own a GOPRO camera, you probably know about the built-in GPS capability. If you are like me though, you may have tried to transfer some of the gauge data using the GOPRO software without much success. I wasn’t sure if it was a problem with the camera or the software…
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What’s at the end of your runway?

On a windy Sunday morning which marked the start day of the NT’s first Covid lockdown during the pandemic (27 June 2021), we took off from MKT Airstrip into a windy morning which although okay for me, was not pleasant for my passenger. This led to one of the shortest flights or longest circuits depending…
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