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    First trip to Queenstown - Dougie gets spoiled

    September this year I decided it was about time I visited a friend of mine who lives in Queenstown and works at the airport. He has visited me here in Wellington a couple of times and sent me the odd little bottle of whisky for various celebratory reasons so I reckoned it was my turn to visit.

    Being a man of similar interests to me, he decided that the content of the trip would be a surprise. So I hopped on my Jetstar flight to Qtown with no idea of the days to come!

    The weather was amazing. I really enjoyed the approach path - how cool, a figure eight essentially. I got the tour of the flat and then we went for a walk. Of course I didn't have a boom stick because near a dozen goats teased me on the ledge above our chosen track. We heard the screams of passengers on the Shotover jet boat and I sort of thought in the back of my mind that I would enjoy something like that.









    More walkies and lunch on the waterfront, then sure enough first surprise was the K2 jet boat experience. A whole hour of hooning around. After ten minutes I thought I could totally pilot this but unfortunately I was just a passenger

    Surprise dinner date and catching up with other airport workers that night. a great sleep and then the next day, the biggest surprise - a flight over to Milford Sound!!! We were off to pick up four passengers so it was just me and the pilot doing some sweet wing overs and close mountain flying. I really really really enjoyed this flight. The dude was impressed with my flying and so was I to be honest. It'd been a couple of years since I was behind the controls and everything just came back to me like it was yesterday!!









    What a way to spend a few days. Nothing shot but plenty eaten, loads of amazing scenery and some good clean fresh air (it really reminded me of Canada, cold dry air!! Hurrah!). I can't wait to get back down there again and maybe land me some Tahr.

    I'm lucky to have some amazing friends!!!

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    It certainly is a great part of the world down there Dougie. Colour me jealous.
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    Jealous much! Only flying I've done is a PC flight simulator and the friendship flight sim at Chch airport (and I landed it). Found Queenstown itself too touristy for my liking, but loved everything around it.

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    29 approaches are always fun, always gets the nervous flyers shitting themselves

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    Yeah the trip back was a little more tame Really fun stuff though!!! What good buggers down south!
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    Hows ur BF deal with all these boys you hang out with???

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldbob View Post
    Hows ur BF deal with all these boys you hang out with???
    He's fine I usually don't get on smashingly with girls, I don't tend to 'fit the mold' funnily enough! So most of my mates are male.
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    Fit the mold.... Lol I like that... So ya just mold on in to a forum full ov old perves hahahhaha

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    Baldbob, how does your boyfriend deal with all these boys you hang out with?
    veitnamcam, scottrods and ARdave like this.
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    First trip to Queenstown - Dougie gets spoiled

    Quote Originally Posted by Konev View Post
    29 approaches are always fun, always gets the nervous flyers shitting themselves

    Prabably landed at Frankton more times than any other airport. Planks get hammered on a 29 approach if it is up there wind wise. I normally decend of the crown range car park if it is bad. Get a lot of funny looks from loopys.
    Been held there in a hover by the tower once to watch a 737 decend for 29 below me over bungy bridge. Even that was bouncing around.


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    Your pilot mate must be a midget dougie!

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    im short so your gonna take the piss i know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougie View Post
    Baldbob, how does your boyfriend deal with all these boys you hang out with?
    I dunno ill pull him out my undies and ask him, one minute............................................ ................................................. Meh hes fine!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    Your pilot mate must be a midget dougie!
    Yeah he's short but well groomed as you can see!! Puts me to shame!
    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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