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for Aero Service Ltd in Sydney compiling the results of a reconnaissance
aeromagnetic survey in the Timor Sea in 1963 flown by DC-3 VH-MJR
piloted by Les Taylor. I believe that Allan Vial was project manager
and navigator on this survey. The dashed red lines on this Bureau
of Mineral Resources index map are the tracks flown by VH-MJR.
I did the mapping for the survey at the Sydney office with Allan
overseeing my plotting of the aircraft's track after he had returned
to Sydney from Darwin or Broome.
BMR index map also includes the location of the survey area that
Adastra Hudson VH-AGE flew for CGG/ARCO in 1965. It is the area
identified with the number 317. The project was known as Timor
Sea NT for Arco Australia Ltd.
Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG)
30 June - 11 November 1965
flown: 35,552 kms
spacing: 3200 metres in bands
was flown as a grid survey shown on the map as shaded bands of
parallel traverses separated by gaps.
used on both surveys was a cesium vapour magnetometer in a towed
bird (winch bird). It is believed that this was the first time
that the cesium vapour magnetometer had been used in Australia.
crew of Hudson VH-AGE at Darwin in 1965.
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