I Can Fly!

@MsTickle (24991)
Australia
May 5, 2016 8:50pm CST
We have been two years without an airline to meet the communities and businesses needs. I have just read the Local Council Newsletter and they are in negotiation with an airline and we should be right to go mid year. Oh dear, just realised that they did not stipulate which year. Oh well, we live in hope. The other options of traveling to major cities i.e, Sydney is by road or train.
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@Hatley (164772)
• Garden Grove, California
6 May 16
that would be lovely for y our community if y ou had a good ailrlines so you could flymyself I prefer train or bus
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
6 May 16
The plane takes an hour there is no bus and the train takes 8-9 hours. I just can't sit comfortably for that long.
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@toniganzon (48198)
• Philippines
6 May 16
And how long does it take to travel by road or train?
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
6 May 16
To drive takes 4-5 hours and I'm no longer familiar with traffic conditions. I live in a remote area with little traffic and have not lived in Sydney for over 30 years. The train takes 8 - 9 hours.
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@toniganzon (48198)
• Philippines
6 May 16
@MsTickle Wish they'd bring back the plane. 8-9 hours on a train is too long.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
6 May 16
@toniganzon The train becomes very crowded too and i have a problem being in enclosed places.
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@JudyEv (116238)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 May 16
I can imagine an airline service would be very welcome. Is there an airfield there if the flying doctor is needed?
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
14 May 16
There is an air ambulance at Tamworth another 165 miles away. If we need to get somewhere big, fast, Care Flight chopper comes in. They also do mail and food drops when we are in flood.
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@JudyEv (116238)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 May 16
@MsTickle So have you been marooned by flood? How about a post about it? What sort of food do they drop? Is there stuff that is pretty useless in the drops?
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
15 May 16
@JudyEv I think I may have done one way back when. There has not been a flood since January 2012, the same time my father passed away. I haven't been here when a major food drop occurred, I think we were sent bread and milk one time and definitely mail. SES also called in to see if we needed any medications. A friend was airlifted for medical reasons one year and the next year my friend was flown to Sydney for an appointment with a Power of Attorney Tribunal. I used to travel through the flood waters in my little Holden Astra. Since I've had my all wheel drive, we haven't even had much rain.
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@SIMPLYD (77593)
• Philippines
16 May 16
It would indeed be good for your community But i suppose there is an airport near your town and you can just go there to take a plane ride to wherever you will be going .
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
17 May 16
That's the idea. the airport is about an hour and a half away.
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@kaka135 (13935)
• Malaysia
8 May 16
Which part of Australia are you staying? Do you mean there's no airline to fly locally? I would definitely take a flight rather than train if I'd travel in Australia. I remember it took me 22 hours to go from a suburb near Sydney to Adelaide. After that, I just preferred to take a flight, as it's much faster and the flight tickets were not too expensive too. Hope you can fly soon!
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
8 May 16
I'm in the North West region of NSW. It takes over an hour to drive to the nearest airport. Year it's pretty bad for these modern times. It's quite expensive to fly too.
@DianneN (71777)
• United States
8 May 16
We travel a lot and need airports much closer to us.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
8 May 16
There was a small airport 35 minutes away but it's been closed for a long time. The crop duster is there now.
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@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
6 May 16
I sure hope they meant 2016 as that would only be another month or so...
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
6 May 16
It seemed strange to me that in the council wide area newsletter they said "mid year".I reckon it should have said "mid year 2016". but that's me.
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@Macarrosel (7576)
• Philippines
6 May 16
We have that situation few years ago. Good thing our Mayor did everything to have air flights in our area. I hope you have your airlines to fly in your area too soonest.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
6 May 16
there was a lot of work at the airport on the flightside so the infrastructure could be upgraded to be better for the aircraft landing safely.
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@jstory07 (64266)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 May 16
That would be great to get an airline.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
6 May 16
It will be awesome. I just hope it's not too expensive.
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