Australia

  • Botany Bay

  • Botany Bay is where Captain James Cook first stepped ashore from HMS Endeavour on April 29th 1770. Initially thinking this to be a suitable site for the 1st settlement, he changed his mind upon sailing 10 miles north to the mouth of what became Sydney Harbour.
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  • Australia  Australia
  • location_cityN.S.W. | Sydney & Surrounds
  • flight_takeoffYSSY Kingsford Smith
  • 2022  edited: 15-12-2022
  • Bourke YBKE

  • Back o' Bourke: is an expression allegedly minted by poet Henry Lawson, and refers to Bourke's place at the edge of civilisation. Bourke is at the western edge of the agricultural regions of New South Wales and is a gateway to the vast and arid Australian outback.
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  • Australia  Australia
  • location_cityN.S.W. | Far West
  • flight_takeoffYBKE Bourke
  • 2023  
  • Brewarrina YBRW

  • Brewarrina is an aboriginal term for the native gooseberry. In the 1860s Brewarrina was a busy port for shipping wool to Adelaide (captial of South Australia). It's quite the feat of imagination these days to picture river boats making the long journey along the meandering path of the Darling River!
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  • Australia  Australia
  • location_cityN.S.W. | Far West
  • flight_takeoffYBRW Brewarrina
  • 2023  
  • Cobar YCBA

  • Located in the far NW of N.S.W. at the intersection of Kidman Way and the Barrier Highway, Cobar's main activity is mining. One of the oldest, Peak Gold Mine was opened in 1896, and the CSA Mine is one of Australia's highest grade copper mines.
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  • Australia  Australia
  • location_cityN.S.W. | Far West
  • flight_takeoffYCBA Cobar
  • tagOpen-Cut MineDesert
  • 2023  
  • Inverell

  • Sitting astride the Macintyre River, Inverell has been a source of diamonds and sapphires from the mid 19v onwards. Nowadays the main activities are tourism and a variety of crop cultivation.
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  • Australia  Australia
  • location_cityN.S.W. | New England North West
  • flight_takeoffYIVL Inverell
  • 2023  edited: 08-04-2023
  • Sydney at night in a Vought Corsair

  • Breaking every rule in the book I fly under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, through a football stadium, and frighten the diners 60 floors up in Centrepoint Tower's revolving restaurant! Oh, and it's at night in a Vought Corsair, which Microsoft thoughtfully provided for us in every copy of Flight Sim 2004.
    And then I land at Sydney International Airport... probably in the wrong direction...
  • airline_seat_recline_extraMicrosoft Flight Simulator 2004
  • Australia  Australia
  • flight_takeoffYSSY Kingsford Smith
  • local_airportGrumman F4U Corsair
  • precision_manufacturingMicrosoft
  • tagSimulatedMiGMan’s Combat Diary
  • 2004  
  • 407 over Collarenebri, Australia

  • Explore the vast irrigation bores, reservoirs and ditches around Collarenebri, and fly over Moomin Gin. In 1962 a small group of pioneering cotton growers formed a cooperative at Wee Waa and processed 98 bales of cotton in the first year. Today Namoi Cotton processes up to 84,000 bales per week at it's 11 facilities. In 1794 the first cotton gin patent was granted in the USA to Eli Whitney. Today at Moomin Cotton Gin the process of separating cotton lint from it's seeds with the descendants of Whitney's invention.
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  • Australia  Australia
  • location_cityN.S.W. | Far West
  • local_airportBell 407
  • precision_manufacturingAsobo | Bell
  • tagGallery
  • 2023  edited: 15-11-2023
  • Trees on final?

  • Prepar3D v.5 running &ORBX Cityscape Canberra for FSX and Prepar3D& - Oct 5th, 2020
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  • Australia  Australia
  • 2020  edited: 05-10-2020
  • Douglas DC-3 flight over Sydney, Australia, 2006

  • On an unusually grey Sydney afternoon in October 2006 MiGMan was a guest of Microsoft at the launch of their new flagship product - Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
    The creme-de-la-creme of Australia's gaming journalists gathered at Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney, and embarked on a champagne flight over Sydney Harbour in a C-47, the military transport version of the Douglas DC-3.
  • Australia  Australia
  • location_citySydney
  • flight_takeoffYSSY Kingsford Smith
  • local_airportDouglas DC-3
  • precision_manufacturingMicrosoft
  • personMiGMan
  • tagIRLMiGMan’s Combat Diary
  • 2006  
  • F-111 Dump and burn during the Sydney Olympics

  • After getting special permission from a nervous civil aviation authority an RAAF F-111 was granted permission to fly at under 500 feet altitude - practically IN the stadium during the closing ceremony. As it passed over the flame the pilot engaged afterburner and then dumped fuel, resulting in the trademark 100 foot plus trail of fire - as if a chariot of the gods had picked up the flame on the way to Greece.
    As it flew 14 kilometres towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge it was accompanied by a sea of flame as the Parramatta River seemed to explode, with fireworks every 500 metres.
  • Australia  Australia
  • location_citySydney
  • military_techRAAF
  • local_airportGeneral Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
  • tagIRLAir Show
  • 2000  
  • First Australian Flight Sim Expo 2004

  • MiGMan was keynote speaker at Australia's first ever Flight Sim Expo, held in the old Ansett terminal at Kingsford Smith International Airport, Sydney.
  • Australia  Australia
  • flight_takeoffYSSY Kingsford Smith
  • precision_manufacturingMiGMans Flight Sim Museum
  • personMiGMan
  • tagPress
  • 2004  edited: 01-01-2004
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