Calling all QLDers

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 18:53
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Mrs Bush and I flew into Brisbain for a week on the beach at Mooooloooolooooba a week or so ago.

We came in from the southwest over some beautiful green country between rolling ranges.

One place we flew over intrigued me. It had a car racing track, a go-kart track and one other circuit all in one complex.

Can anyone tell me what town that was? It was only about 10 minutes flying time before landing, just SW of BN.

Earlier on in the flight we had a magnificent view of Wilpena Pound. Just outstanding.

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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 19:06

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 19:06
That would be Willowbank raceway or Queensland raceway.
They host a round of V8 supercars.
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Reply By: rumpig - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 19:18

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 19:18
hey GB,
like said already it's both Willowbank and Qld Raceway, where the drag racing and V'8 racing is held. to get there you head out of town along Ipswich Rd, then just before Ipswich you turn off onto the Cunningham Hwy and head towards Warick. it's only about 15 - 20 minutes once you've turned off Ipswich Rd to get there.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 19:20

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 19:20
Thanks gents,

very pretty country out that way.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 07:50

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 07:50
Hey Gone Bush, that's about an hour from the 'town house'!
Did you have a nice time at the beach?
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:26

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:26
It's a lovely place Ruthey,

If I could convince Mrs Bush, we would move to QLD and probably live in Maleny. There are some beautiful properties looking over the Glasshouse Mountains. I love it.

We stayed in an apartment block right on the beach at Mooo etc. Internet special $80/night. Walk out the front door to all those restaurants. Just great.

nice to hear from you. Still cut off from the rest of the world?

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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 19:58

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 19:58
Very much doubt it's Willobank. That's just up the road from RAAF Amberley and is restricted air space. Commercial flights don't go there.

More likely was either Darlington park or Morwell, south of Brissy. Was it in the middle of a sugar cane area?

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 21:05

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 21:05
I just looked at it on Google Earth, it was certainly Willowbank.

It was on a Sunday when our Defence Forces stand down (the best time to attack Australia) and civil airliners use their airspace without restriction.

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Follow Up By: Miss Jo - Toad Keeper - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 21:31

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 21:31
When I was coming back from Adelaide the flight path was over the Murray Darling Basin, Inverell, Glenn Innes and straight over Amberley Air Base.
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:22

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 23:22
Fair enough. Things have certainly changed since my time then. Only light aircraft used to overfly Amberley, and only after hours. The airspace was then handed over to Brisbane.
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 09:54

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 09:54
That 'other track' is most probably the dirt circuit, like a rallycross track, and good fun. It is just north of the drag strip.
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Reply By: eerfree - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:44

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 12:44
Well--- i did not start it but what is the track at Google Earth
27 32.02 55 s 152 05.26 53 e

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Follow Up By: Member - Chris & Debbie (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 13:03

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 13:03
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That would be Greer Park, Its a go-cart track, they did run a couple of rounds of Super Motard there but that got canned as far as I know.

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Follow Up By: eerfree - Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:27

Thursday, Feb 19, 2009 at 21:27
Chris
Thanks for that, fairly impressive for a Go-Kart Track.

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