Today, @Chris_Hoss and I did the unthinkable - we crossed the Tasman in a Cessna!
We conducted the flight in two freight c208s and it took approximately 4hrs and 50mins.
I think we are the first to do this… perhaps a new IF record?
In all seriousness, it was an enjoyable flight. Queenstown sported great views as usual, even though it was pitch black.
Note: I would’ve done this is in the c172 but IF reckons the maximum flight time is 5 hours when simbrief said it would take 7 - this is something to try for the flight back :)
Here are the pics:
Prepping for departure in Hobart
Lifting off out of Hobart!
Reaching cruise altitude as Australia becomes a distant memory
I can see mountains!
Passing over Queenstown airport
Conducting a standard runway 23 approach as I turn onto final around the mountains
Wheels down in Queenstown, 5 minutes before the 10pm curfew 😬
A 5 hour flight comes to an end as we unload our freight
Please note: in some of these photos the brightness has been adjusted so you can see the picture.
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