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by DocScooter
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Ambulance Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Re: Ambulance Cover

Hey Dave, There is no "Ambulance Service" as such that covers the event. I am contracted to provide emergency medical services to the event as a private arrangement with DLRA. In the event that you require transport away from the Lake, either by road or RFDS, that service would be provided by SA Amb...
by DocScooter
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Condition of lake
Replies: 15
Views: 3022

Re: Condition of lake

Hey all,

I ran into Joy Newton (owner of Mount Ive) in the local roadhouse this morning.

The lake is dry..... very dry.
The road is good, it was graded a few months ago.
They are really looking forward to us getting up there.

Now..... GET BACK TO WORK ON YOUR VEHICLES!
by DocScooter
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Speed Week Air Service
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Speed Week Air Service

Getting To Lake Gairdner By Air • Wrightsair are offering Charter flights to the lake in March for the 2018 speed week trials from various locations around the state. • We will land directly on Lake Gairdner or at Mount Ive Station. • Flights from Adelaide will be conducted in a 5 passenger twin eng...
by DocScooter
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: HEAT
Replies: 1
Views: 1588

HEAT

Hey all,

Its looking like it is going to be a hot one, with forecast temps in Wudinna of 37, 39 and 40 from Monday to Wednesday.

Please make sure you bring adequate water, shade and means of staying cool.

See you all shortly......
by DocScooter
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 2017 Satellite Imaging
Replies: 36
Views: 17929

Re: 2017 Satellite Imaging

Hey folks,

That picture is exactly what I saw when I flew the lake yesterday.

The dark blue areas are all standing water, and the rest is dry.
by DocScooter
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Airborne Recon
Replies: 27
Views: 14194

Re: Airborne Recon

Sorry to be late! No pictures, sorry - camera didn't work this time. Much drier that last visit, as expected. Small amount of water north of the islands (The Blue Streak discussed in the Satellie imaging thread), and a small amount of water that would be at the end and to the left of the 3 mile trac...
by DocScooter
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 2017 Satellite Imaging
Replies: 36
Views: 17929

Re: 2017 Satellite Imaging

Absolutely.

Our new beast was not going to be completed in time and has been shelved for the moment.....

So long live the Mandarin! It will be back!
by DocScooter
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Airborne Recon
Replies: 27
Views: 14194

Re: Airborne Recon

Just noticed.....

From Wednesday we are expecting 4 consecutive days of temperatures in the mid-40s......

I think we will be fine!
by DocScooter
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 2017 Satellite Imaging
Replies: 36
Views: 17929

Re: 2017 Satellite Imaging

Hey folks,

That picture is entirely consistent with what I saw from the air at about the same time. There is certainly a deeper patch running across the Lake at that level.

I'm doing another flight on Wednesday 9th.... I'll go up that far and get some pictures.
by DocScooter
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Airborne Recon
Replies: 27
Views: 14194

Re: Airborne Recon

Hey all,

We have had a big rain band come through in the last 36 hours, with 16mm falling at home so far. Mt Ive, however, has reported only 2.2mm as of 9am this morning.

Next recon flight will be happening on Wednesday 8th. Watch this space!
by DocScooter
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Airborne Recon
Replies: 27
Views: 14194

Re: Airborne Recon

Hey all!

New pictures from today have been posted on the Facebook page.

Still looks very good, despite the rain.

https://www.facebook.com/DryLakesRacers ... 3953284968

Cheers!
by DocScooter
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Airborne Recon
Replies: 27
Views: 14194

Airborne Recon

Hey all, The High Viz Racing airborne reconnaissance flights have started again on New Year's Day. We will aim to get up there at least fortnightly, or after significant weather events. Good news - given the recent weather we have had, there was much less water on the Lake than expected. The racing ...
by DocScooter
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Anyone in Adelaide willing to catch up and give me some salt racing advise?
Replies: 2
Views: 2038

Re: Anyone in Adelaide willing to catch up and give me some salt racing advise?

Driving home?

Stop in Wudinna on your way through and see our in-progress car.....

Otherwise - best advise when preparing a car is to read the rule book at least three times.

Have fun!
by DocScooter
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 2016 Satellite Imaging
Replies: 14
Views: 8052

Re: 2016 Satellite Imaging

Four days over 35 coming up..... two over 40.

It'll dry!
by DocScooter
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Australian Event News
Topic: Speedweek 2016
Replies: 60
Views: 32117

Re: Speedweek 2016

Well..... the Lake is dry. There is a tiny amount of water well to the south, and an area of standing water a few miles north of Alcatraz, but the racing surface is dry and looking good. Pictures in links...... Approaching Lake from DLRA camp About main track 5-6 mile, looking towards canteen About ...