NOTAM: JUN 5 2021
Hello MacAir, as some may have already noticed. The website may be "missing" a few things you are used to seeing. This was done intentionally.
Steve K. has worked very hard on providing an amazing event in celebration of our anniversary. To ensure we keep the integrity of the event intact we have removed the list of completed pending pireps for the public to see.
We realized that it is possible for pilots to see trends in submitted pireps and discover the location of the event. This will have no affect on your ability to submit pireps and have them accepted in a timely manner.
I appreciate everyone understanding. I will take this opportunity to thank Steve K. again for putting it all together and hope everyone participates.
Airport- YSWG Wagga Wagga, Australlia
I’ll admit, I chose this one simply because of the name. How funny is it to say “Let’s fly to Wagga Wagga”? In 2009 News Limited listed this airport as the world’s third strangest sounding airport.
As it turns out, the airport is located equal distant at just under 200nm from both Melbourne and Sydney. The airport is serviced to and from both cities by QantasLink using the Dash 8, as well as its home based airline of Regional Express which flies the Saab 340B. The airport’s runway was upgraded in 1992 to handle Boeing 737s, but sees little usage of that jet except for occasional 737-BBJs of the Royal Australian Air Force arriving to the airport’s military partner of RAAF Forest Hill.
Our open schedules only have flights using two airframes, but with our substitution chart you have a fairly wide range of options for other planes you can fly instead, such as the ATR, Fokker50 or Beech 1900. There is also a single flight from YMIA (Mildura) courtesy of the Australian GA tour that will permitted to turn this DOTM into a GA flight if you wish.
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CAPTAIN MAC LEG #3 !!!
Leg # 3 – 2MW cutoff date = 30 Nov 21
1. There are two global airports using the same airport name. You want the one further south.
2. It is the second busiest airport on the continent, yet only has two runways and they intersect.
3. If you’re still perplexed as to where to go, consider a recently flown DotM within the last year.