Roos at CBR

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  1. OzEire

    OzEire Established Member

    Aug 4, 2013
    Tie me kangaroos down sport! A pair of giant roo statues have appeared beside the B taxiway at CBR.

    To be fair to all airlines using CBR, I'm sure Canberra Airport Corp will say they are Virgin Red Roos named Flight Lieutenant Rex!

  2. BAM1748

    BAM1748 Senior Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    My brother in law used to be 'the man' at Cobar airport, organise the fuel, stick his head out the window and give the pilot a weather report, handle the bags, then before take off drive the ute around the runway and chase off the roos.

  3. Orphelinus

    Orphelinus Junior Member

    Aug 19, 2012
    Perth, WA
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    I work for the Ambulance Service in WA, and we often have to task the volunteers in the country to do a "roo run" and clear the roos (or cows actually) off the airstrip before the RFDS land- would be a sight for them!
  4. here2go

    here2go Active Member

    Mar 11, 2012
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    Sunset or dawn landings at MKT in Darwin's south are always exciting courtesy of wallabies emerging from the scrub and buffalo do wander around at times.
    Thankfully for the forum are no scheduled flights to what is the second busiest strip in the NT, there is no Avtur, only Avgas. The largest aircraft is an Antonov AN2, the worlds largest production biplane. A sight to behold as its pax load cartons and quads, and its radial engines belch smoke as it floats into the air - it will happily fly backwards in a 30 knot headwind.
  5. under the radar

    under the radar Established Member

    Apr 8, 2010
    what amuses me most is that the OP states STATUES of roos (ie..stationary objects/art shaped like roos)...but others go off on their own tangent of various animals wandering around airports and the various methods used to 'control' them :D

    on a lighter note...i'm sure VA wont be happy with these STATUES...seen to be 'favouring QF':D .... Look out for STATUES of scantily clad 'flying' females with flowing OZ flags soon!! :D
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  6. SeatBackForward

    SeatBackForward Established Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
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    They are Scare-croos.
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