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Don't ask Steve or Mark about the new fuel supply at Benalla
APRIL 16 - First Leg - Benalla to Yarrawonga
We departed Benalla around 0900 and fly to Yarrawonga YYWG and visit Peter & Anne McLean’s Hangar 19 Aviation shop who provided morning tea.
Weather again a problem with showers and low cloudbase but we all got there.
An ideal opportunity to stock up on aviation goodies, spare parts and some of the cheapest aviation oil in the country.
After a short stop for coffee and cakes (thank you Peter and Ann) we then departed for Swan Hill YSWH.
APRIL 16 - Second Leg - Yarrawonga to Swan Hill
We had to be ready to catch the bus to Lake Boga Museum no later than 1400 as the company had to fit in a school run while we were touring the museum.
The Museum chronicles the history of the seaplane repair base and secret communications centre at Lake Boga and is a fantastic collection well worth a visit.
The team here have undertaken a staggering amount of work piecing together their Catalina, numerous other exhibits and a magnificent building.
Overnight stay at Swan Hill with an early dinner at the Quo Vadis Pizza House, 255 Campbell St.
We then walked to the Pioneer Village to take in their new evening ‘Heartbeat of the Murray‘ light and sound show.
APRIL 17 - - First Leg - Swan Hill - Nhill
Our bus picked us all up from various accomodation and delivered us to the Swan Hill airfield at 10:00 to fly to Nhill to visit the Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre.
Home of the Avro Anson rebuild. From some rusty parts found behind a farmers shed they have worked a minor miracle and have mostly completed their rebuild.
APRIL 17 - Second Leg - Nhill - Home
A short sector in beautiful conditions got us home again.
Many thanks to Steve Nelson for organising the trip and also to all those who hosted us along the way and made us welcome.