Destinations

It takes a few more litres of avgas and some major planning, but the adventure and memories from a WA safari make it well worth the effort.

Shelley cruises around North Queensland, then finds herself sitting in iconic Longreach.

Shelley Ross recounts the story of the AWPA Around Australia Baton relay.

There’s a station on the Darling River that may have slipped under your radar. Shelley Ross uncovers another Australian gem that’ll make going home seem like a bad option.

In this second chapter on flying the Queensland coast, Darren Friend works his way northward, stretching from the Whitsundays right up to the most northerly point of mainland Australia.

In this first instalment of a special two-part Destinations series, Darren Friend tells you all you need to know to plan your own Queensland coastal air safari.

Shelley Ross heads south for some island hopping in Bass Strait, uncovering a handful of bush strips and hidden destinations that are throwing out the welcome mat to visiting pilots.

As the tourist season cranked up earlier this year, it was six to two in favour of female pilots out at William Creek. Shelley Ross drops in to Kidman country for a chat with the girls.

A Cirrus, a Diamond and a fuel stacked RV-4 team up over the Tasman for an (almost) boys’ own adventure, calling in at Lord Howe and Norfolk along the way.

So where does an Australian pilot go these days to find a full-on flying adventure? Well, across the Tasman to New Zealand, of course. By Darren Friend.

We’re not suggesting you’re going to kick the bucket any time soon, but there’s definitely a case for having a wish list when it comes to flying – 10 things you’d love to do before you hang up the headset. Shelley Ross dangles a few carrots.

Meet the Class of ’09 as they take off with Shelley Ross to the Top End in company with a blockbuster dust show.

Shelley Ross takes you well beyond the city lights. By virtue of its location, a trip to WA’s Pilbara takes remote flying to the limits, but there are rewards for effort, in spades.

Kelvin Hutchinson recounts planning, preparing and undertaking a six-day Lake Eyre jaunt in a Jabiru J160-C.

Shelley Ross visits an outback pub that’s a fantastic blend of grit and gourmet and adds a new reverence to social sundowners.