UPDATED - Two men in the tower whose names will remain V1 and V2. Anytime now IL-76 Captain will be good.
UPDATED - For the congenitally insouciant - this is a video of an Antonov that was prepared before. It did not take-off today from 'Straya to PNG.
Tomorrow you will see lots of photos of an Antonov taking stuff to PNG to house Kevin's People. It's a PR stunt.
The Antonov Ilyushin is a big bird. But seldom does she use as much strip as she did here.
Classic quotes from Aussies in the tower.
The Vodka-Burner is rolling.
V1. Rotate. We Have Schmirnoff.
And after the bitumen ran out, the strip ended, and the hills came into view - "I hope I have enough film.........."