Sunday, January 14, 2007

More Dust Storms

The other day I had a patient to pick up from Ceduna (about 1 hour west of Port Augusta) and the conditions at home were pretty horrible. Temperature was about 104 F and we had strong winds and poor visibility because of dust. The photo here was taken about half way to Ceduna as we cruised at 20,000 feet. The dust went to over 10,000 feet and as you can see, it made it impossible to see anything on the ground. Fortunately, we fly with some very sophisticated navigation equipment so this wasn't a real problem, but it looked interesting all the same.