Date(s) - 14/09/2019 - 16/09/2019
If you haven’t yet booked accommodation at William Creek or Arkaroola please do so now as accommodation can be difficult at this time of year.
Saturday the14th of September.
Depart from various airports around Adelaide with enough time to arrive at the William Creek hotel for lunch by 12:30 pm for 1:00pm sit down. They are expecting us. Rob Wintulich has provided a suggested planned route which is attached. With the William Creek Hotel located only 100 metres from the airstrip. Airstrip is a sealed, all weather airstrip, 300 metres above sea level and 1,200 metres long, runways 11/29. Avgas and Jet A1 are available 24/7 for purchase with a credit card (Mastercard or Visa). Contact Wrightsair on 08 8670 7962 for current weather information, fuel availability or flight planning. Please refer to the ERSA for landing fees and more information.
Spend the rest of the day arriving at your own accommodation, camping etc or taking a short flight in the area then meet again at the hotel for an evening meal.
Sunday the15th of September.
Next morning depart for the scenic flight of Lake Eyre using the attached flight plan or your own. Suggest you bring snacks or a packed lunch. Aim to arrive at Arkaroola Airstrip by 2 pm in the afternoon Sunday the 15th of September so that we have tentatively organised a coaster bus for the transfer from the airstrip to Arkaroola village for 2:30pm the cost for the bus is $85 return to be divided up and paid on the day. There isn’t any phone coverage at the airstrip unless someone has a Sat. phone. See below for airborne contact. The Balcoona airstrip is further away and no avgas but it is longer if anyone needs it. The CTAF is 126.7 not 126.4 shown on the diagrams below.
The restaurant at Arkaroola is in the reception building book the evening meal on arrival for around 6:30pm.
For those that want to take an evening observatory tour please also book with reception as soon as you arrive.
Monday 16th of September
Transfer to the airstrip around 9:am.
If fuel is required, make these arrangements, prior to departure from the village. Depart for your various destinations.
Chris Moore Secretary Sports Aircraft Club of SA
From now on I will be your contact on mb 0411196232 or by message to the same number or Email Chris Moore for more details.