What’s it all about ?

Posted: 16th April 2013 by admin in Uncategorized

So basically here you will find a page about things that interest me , can be anything I find interesting and that is a lot but will basically be big trucks and red trucks and a bunch of other stuff thrown in just for fun, keep on eye on things feel free to leave comments.

See the link’s page for gallery links

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Aerial fleet all set for bushfire season

Posted: 25th December 2016 by admin in Event
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Story by DFES , Images Matt Hayes (more images located HERE)

Friday 23 December 2016 – 3:40 PM
Western Australia’s aerial firefighting fleet for the 2016-17 bushfire season has been strengthened with the arrival of the Erickson Aircrane water bomber ‘Georgia Peach’.

The Aircrane joins 21 other rotary and fixed-wing aircraft in the joint Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) and Department of Parks and Wildlife fleet.

Emergency Services Minister Joe Francis said the aerial fleet was a vital part of the State’s firefighting capability.

“The aircraft do an amazing job. By getting to bushfires early to attack the flames, they make an enormous difference for firefighters on the ground,” Mr Francis said.

“The severity and frequency of fires continues to increase in WA, with our aerial fleet dropping more than 28 million litres of suppressants last bushfire season.”
DFES Deputy Commissioner Steve Fewster said the fleet includes the Erickson Aircrane, six Bell 214B Helitacs, eight fixed-wing water bombers, six air attack supervisor aircraft and an aerial intelligence helicopter.

“The aircraft are strategically located across the State and are based in Perth, Bunbury, Busselton, Manjimup and Albany,” Deputy Commissioner Fewster said.
“This season water bombers were also deployed to Esperance to provide extra coverage while farmers were harvesting.

“The aerial fleet and career and volunteer firefighters on the ground do all they can to assist the community, however everyone needs to play their part and be prepared – it’s a shared responsibility.”

The fleet is jointly funded by the State Government with $15 million, plus operating costs, and a Federal Government contribution of $2.9 million through the National Aerial Firefighting Centre.

For information about how to prepare and respond to bushfires, visit emergency.wa.gov.au

On the 25th September the Sports Aircraft Association of Australia held its annual fly in at Serpentine Western Australia, an absolute awesome day!

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BP Truck Show & Shine Perth 2016

Posted: 15th September 2016 by admin in Event, Uncategorized

Over 130 images from the recent BP Truck Show & Shine Perth 2016 , enjoy!

Click HERE to see gallery or click on image

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The Antonov An-225 Mriya (Ukrainian: Антонов Ан-225 Мрія (Dream), NATO reporting name: “Cossack”) is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft that was designed by the Soviet Union’s Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s.

The An-225’s name, Mriya (Мрiя) means “Dream” (Inspiration) in Ukrainian. It is powered by six turbofan engines and is the longest and heaviest airplane ever built, with a maximum takeoff weight of 640 tonnes (1,410,000 lb). It also has the largest wingspan of any aircraft in operational service. The single example built has the Ukrainian civil registration UR-82060.

A second airframe was partially built; its completion was halted because of lack of funding and interest.

The Antonov An-225, initially developed for the task of transporting the Buran spaceplane, was an enlargement of the successful Antonov An-124. The first and only An-225 was completed in 1988. After successfully fulfilling its Soviet military missions, it was mothballed for eight years. It was then refurbished and re-introduced, and is in commercial operation with Antonov Airlines carrying oversized payloads.

The airlifter holds the absolute world records for an airlifted single item payload of 189,980 kilograms (418,834 pounds),and an airlifted total payload of 253,820 kilograms (559,577 pounds). It has also transported a payload of 247,000 kilograms (545,000 pounds) on a commercial flight.

 

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Ed force One Just Landed !

Posted: 14th May 2016 by admin in Uncategorized

Iron Maidens 747 just landed in Perth , I grabbed a few quick picks (see here)

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TF-AAK Boeing 747-428 (MSN 32868) of Air Atlanta Icelandic at Perth Airport – 13 May 2016.
Flying English heavy metal band, Iron Maiden, around the world for their “Book of Souls World Tour and named Ed Force One, after a competition on the bands website, she is seen here on finals for runway 24 at 3:42 pm.

I am STILL here

Posted: 6th May 2016 by admin in Uncategorized

Not a lot has been happening yet again , things have gone a bit slow in the west mining wise so not as many loads , or perhaps I have become lazy , who can tell, still updating my flickr over at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattau/

Also my youtube with new heavy haulage video’s https://www.youtube.com/user/mhp4014/videos

A few new fire truck image’s at my smugmug , when there is something new added they will appear on the front page or simply be at the top of the list in the fire truck section as they are not set to rotate on having new items added.

http://mattau.smugmug.com/FireTrucks

Anyway just back from Queensland in the spectacular Gold Coast hinterland , here is one of my fantastic mornings!

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New video just uploaded of a Hitachi EX5600 Excavator being moved up the great northern , final destination is Roy Hill

 

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New video , 190t Caterpillar 994H being moved

Posted: 21st February 2016 by admin in Uncategorized

Just uploaded this video to my youtube 🙂

Things continue to happen

Posted: 21st February 2016 by admin in Uncategorized

So it has been a while since I have updated this page 🙂 a bit slack I know , I have been posting many many image to my Facebook and Flickr pages if you are looking for those please see the LINK section of this site.

You tube continues to be the place for my heavy haulage videos and various other videos when I get them.

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Sorrento Beach has had for the last week a most appreciated visitor , people wanting to see the 2 tonne Southern Elephant Seal , whilst the extra traffic has been a nightmare to the local council and no doubt police the extra visitors to the area has been great for local businesses, dubbed ‘Steven Sealburg’ or ‘Tupperware’  (the big name in seals) by others he has been a absolute hit with visitors , some staying for hours just to watch the massive mammal lay in the sand.

To see more images of the Sorrento Beach Seal see HERE or click on the photo bellow.

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