Day 50 – 4/7/2019

The sunshine coast could this week be renamed the wet and windy coast, but that’s ok as I get to explore the region and visit places that are suited to indoor pursuits.

The shower in the caravan gave out this morning the flexible cord gave out and was restricting the water flow. So off to some nearby caravan shops to find a replacement. That led me to discover that the part was easily accessible from Bunnings.

That worked out well as I was pointing towards Caloundra, Qld so off to the Queensland Air Museum.

The museum holds around 50 aircraft including a F-111. I recall this plane well that at Airshows and Events was able to really impress with the massive fuel dump burn and the swept back wings.

Nose View of F-111

The museum is constantly working on restoring more aircraft with their team of volunteers. There are a number of covered hangers and some outside areas with a good selection of Military Planes and Commuter Planes.

The Wesland Wessex HAS 31 A, has a very particular shape to it that stands out it would be great to see this fly again.

Wesland Wessex HAS 31 A

The selection of planes really is quite impressive and whilst mainly smaller aircraft it is very impressive. There is a gallery of images below to give you some idea of the selection of aircraft, I hope you enjoy.

Today marks 50 days of this Midlife Adventure and even though I was head hunted for a potential role I was happy to let them know I wasn’t available and why, as with most people they fully understand and are a little bit jealous they can’t be doing it themselves.

A special welcome to all of the newcomers thanks to the Aussie Big Lappers Facebook page. If you are planning on heading off on your lap it has some great resources from members.