|MISSION 1868 - CHINCHILLA / BRISBANE /ARCHERFIELD/ CHINCHILLA|
SUBSEQUENT TRIP REQUEST: 225th and 226th flights.
Fifteen year old Kayla from Chinchilla had a failed kidney transplant and is now back on home dialysis. However she still needs to receive medical treatment at the PA Hospital's Dialysis Unit (Brisbane) three times per week.
Angel Flight assist the family and fly Kayla and grandmother Pam twice per week while she makes the lengthy trip via road with her mother once per week.
Read about a previous mission for Kayla (M1809)
Angel flight 1 by Barry Arentz
Comment by Barry
"The early morning departure out of Archerfield was IFR with low cloud, rain and dark. We were wondering along the way to Chinchilla about the prospect of actually getting into Chinchilla to land as the weather was not looking promising.
The weather did clear about 30nm miles out and we were greeted by Kayla and Pam. We departed quickly as the weather was closing in fast.
Approaching Archerfield we were told that the weather had deteriorated more and we would have to land at Brisbane airport as Archerield was closed to all traffic.
On landing at Brisbane airport Kayla and Pam were excited to see the BIG airport and the activities of a very busy major airport.
Kayla and Pam were taxied to the PA hospital and Barry and Cheryl waited until 1030am when the weather cleared at Archerfield and flew back home."
Angel flight 2 by Wayne Condon
Comment by Wayne
"All went well with Kayla, she should be flying herself soon. Flight was good @10,000 IFR. The sun was in our face all the way out which made the entire flight almost on instruments.
The weather from Toowoomba and Oakey was poor, but we where above it all the way. Smooth flight, average landing, could hardly see the runway for the sun and dust particles - typical Chinchilla - good crosswind, but what is new.
The home flight back to Bundaberg saw the sun sink into the west and the night sky was a picture above the inversion layer.
- Wayne Condon & Hayley Symons (daughther & Co-Pilot)"