YDLQ to Warnervale YWVA Sydney
It is Sunday morning and it is continuing raining at DLQ, highly
this area of Australia, but always very welcome. This part of Australia
dry and in need of this rain.
We lodged our IFR flight plan for Sydney via Wagga-Wagga, Binook VOR,
north of Sydney to Warnervale YWVA. An unlicensed sealed airfield
located 45 nm
north of Sydney. The smallest airstrip we have landed on so far during
Round the World flight. The reason we choose this airfield was it was
to Manfred’s home.
We took off in pouring rain, our first real experience of full IFR
did not become visual till the outskirts of Sydney, 2 hours into our
This is one of the reasons we have an instrument rating to allow us to
all weather and conditions. We have flown half way around the world
beautiful VFR weather and on this second last leg we have struck full
instrument flying conditions. As forecast, correctly at this time, WVA
VFR, fully visual. Otherwise we would have had to divert to our
Bankstown, which is Sydney’s general aviation airstrip.
As planned it is always great to have someone meet you at a lonely
Allison, Manfred’s wife was there.
greeted us with a warm reception and
open arms, this to welcome us safely back
home for 2 full days of R & R, before our last leg to MUR and for
well deserved 100 hourly service.
After 45 minutes by car we arrived home at the Melloh’s for a well
Of course, Rolf
was happy to be able to catch up on his computer communications, and to
home to Switzerland, to speak to his wife Anne.