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Federal Circuit Court SYD Expert Witness

A quick one day visit to Sydney as an Expert Witness this week was interesting.

A client sought my services for a helicopter valuation and then to attend the Federal Circuit Court in Sydney as an “Expert Witness”.
After much ado from both legal councils the judge decided I was competent/experienced enough to be considered an expert witness in so far as providing aircraft valuations.

The process was interesting in that the other clients council went to great lengths to discredit me. Given I was sitting but a few meters behind him with no ability to respond I found that part of the process quite stressful.

Then of course he came at me firing both barrels when I finally was seated in the witness chair.
Pretty much like you see on TV from time to time.

A VERY long day. Started in Perth at about 09:30 PM on Wednesday night, arrived Sydney at about 06:30 AM on Thursday morning. Into city on train. Attend court all day. Back out to airport and get back into Perth at about 11:30 PM on Thursday night. Boy did I sleep well.

Esperance Stonehenge

Some test footage from a training session down at Esperance Stonehenge. Many thanks to Kim and Jillian for allowing us access to their very interesting site.

Esperance Stonehenge – Closer than you think – http://esperancestonehenge.com.au

RMB 4323 Merivale Road
Esperance, WA 6450

The Esperance Stonehenge is the only full size replica of the original Stonehenge in the UK. It appears as the original would have looked around 1950BC.


10 Inner Trilithon Stones form a horseshoe and weigh between 28-50 tonnes each with an 18 tonne lintel laying over each pair reaching a height of 8 metres.
Inside the Trilithon Horseshoe stands another smaller horseshoe of 19 blue stones.
Lying at the base of the tallest Trilithon Stone lies the Altar Stone which weighs 9 tonne.
Outside the Trilithon Horseshoe lies a circle of 40 smaller stones that are referred to as the Bluestone Circle.
The perimeter consists of 30 Sarsen Stones weighing 28 tonnes each with 8 tonne lintels lining the top. Together they reach a height of nearly 5 metres.

Summer / Winter Solstice

The Stonehenge was built to align with the Solstices in Esperance. On the morning of the Summer Solstice (22nd December) the suns rays align with the Station Stones and shine through to the altar stone. The sunset of the Winter Solstice (21st June) repeats the same alignment in reverse.