Give that blue sky my last big hug – Part 3 September 25, 2007

Filed under: GTBSMLBH,Photos — saifulrizan @ 9:00 am
This is the final part of GiveThatBlueSkyMyLastBigHug. So I guess my blog will be filled in with green-ish images for the next couple of days. 🙂 Anyway, enjoy my last set of GiveThatBlueSkyMyLastBigHug!

I sat on this cockpit, with the simplest board of metres, switches and one joystick. Please note, the red button on the stick was not meant to drop a bomb, or initiate fire from the plane. Don’t ask me either, I know nothing bout it functions. Anyway, this is an ultra light aircraft, not a warbird. 🙂

Don’t you love the beautiful country panorama?

Flock of birds terrified by our sudden appearance on their territory. *Note that we’re flying very low at this stage… very low….

I hope someone can imagine this as a sign from something out there. Well, not close enough to crop circle, but yeah, I guess a believer will see this as a message. Lol! *just joking ba Cin.

If you note the white spots down there, it is actually a sheep. We can’t go low enough to snap images.

Very low…

What if you have to live in a place where no one can’t hear you scream at night?

I’m going back to Brunei tomorrow, 26th September 2007. From there, I might not be online (perhaps I can get a hotel with WiFi in Brunei) for couple of days until I get back to Labuan. But I will get back online as soon as possible, so you guys wont get boring to see all the green things in my blog.
All images taken with courtesy of Mr Rob of Darling Downs Aviation Pty. Ltd, Eden Kupunn, Dalby. This blogger taken (and fascinated) to rip the sky with Drifter, an ultra light aircraft made for recreational purpose.


Give that blue sky my last big hug – Part 2 September 24, 2007

Filed under: GTBSMLBH,Photos — saifulrizan @ 1:41 pm
We got to the sky in less than 5 minutes. Mr Rob is really good in what he’s doing. It took me less than a second to decide to take out my camera, and started shooting. Here you go, the continuation of GiveThatBlueSkyMyLastBigHug – Part 1

It’s green everywhere!

This is the place where they keep the grain, wheat, and any other kind of crops.

I like the reflection on the pond – as bluey as the sky.

I guess this is the end of the flight.

No, it isn’t there’s still one last part. Stay tune for the final part of GiveThatBlueSkyMyLastBigHug tomorrow!


Give that blue sky my last big hug – Part 1 September 23, 2007

Filed under: GTBSMLBH,Personal Opinion,Photos — saifulrizan @ 3:58 pm

Note : Another thing I want to do here is have a spin on the Jaguar XJS V12 – one of the 4 limited edition imported to Australia. Please Mr Rob, give me that superb experience!

Today is my last day in Darling Downs Aviation, Dalby. For the last 30 days (or more) I’ve been staying in this country side, dealing with business matters, and perhaps learning a new things in life. I’ve been staying with a wonderful family, each of them with their own great personalities, welcoming me to their property.

The only thing I would like to do for my last day here is another flying session with Drifter; an ultra light aircraft designed and manufactured by Darling Downs Aviation. I’ve been in love with the experience and the structure of Drifter, despites its simplicity in design and the loud engine at the back. But hey, who cares right?

Give that blue sky my last big hug!

For this last flight, I got my trusty camera with me (in the near future, I will kiss you goodbye, dear H5). It’s kinda funny I put on the strap to this camera. I never put it on, because I don’t like thing hanging on my neck. But I have to admit defeat to the fact that loose things can make your flying experience unforgettable! If you don’t know what I mean, perhaps I should recall the joke Mr Rob told me the other day.

Mr Rob : Saiful, do you know what’s the actual function of this propeller?
Me : (Me being obedience, and not in mood to answer) Uh-hum… No.
Mr Rob : Well, this is an air conditioner for the pilot.
Me : Eh, really???
Mr Rob : Yeah, when the propeller stop working, the pilot will sweat a lot!!

And the Drifter propeller is at the back. So if my camera got snapped by the heavy wind and shoot it to the propeller, that’s the end of life, baby!

You should know how adorable the sky in the west side of this country

Unfortunately, I have to share the pics with you, my dearest readers, tomorrow. It’s now 2 a.m in the morning (we’re 2 hours ahead of Malaysia) and I need to wake up early tomorrow for a 3 hours trip back to Brisbane. So, stay tune for tomorrow update.

I gave cam-whore a new style – shoot your handsome and manly shadow! Lol!

In case you’re wondering, this is the Drifter – and Mr Rob at the back. This was taken last year.