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Townsville departure.

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The first of a flight from Townsville to Bowen in Queensland.

 

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OZx Townsville YBTL. With a population of 180,000 it has a large military presence.

 

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Behind the airport is Frederick Peak. Townsville is the only town in the world to refine 3 base metals, namely zinc, copper and nickel.

 

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Looking down the coast towards Ingham. In WW2 Townsville was a major staging point for campaigns in the S.W.Pacific.

 

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Under the nose is Mount Stewart and the Ross River with Castle Hill below the tail. The Mosquito borne illness Ross River Fever hails from here where the virus was isolated in 1959.

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Enjoyed your shots and your commentary.  It is always nice to learn a about the area you fly over in Australia.

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Nice shots and location, Martyn. I trust OZx Townsville also works in AUv2.

 

9 hours ago, VH-KDK said:

Townsville is the only town in the world to refine 3 base metals, namely zinc, copper and nickel

Always interesting to read how the lovely country sells itself to other nations (while keeping the residues of refining, which, already by wording, can not be fine).

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