In February, Alex invited me to fly the mighty Sportstar home to its owners in Gladstone Queensland with her. What an amazing opportunity and privilege!
The journey took two very full flying days and nearly 13 hours total flying time. We flew over spectacular coastline, islands with aqua blue ocean, endless sandy shores, small towns and big cities. Day one covered Jaspers via Victor One to Cessnock and Port Macquarie via the Lane at Williamstown, then Coffs Harbour to South Grafton and Lismore overnight. Day two took in Lismore to Caboolture via Stradbroke Island to Bundaberg via Hervey bay and finally to the mining town of Gladstone. And then on a commercial flight home.
The trip was an awesome adventure, just what flying is all about – exploring new places with good friends; it was inspirational and set me on a dream to see as much of Australia’s coastline from the air as I can.
Thank you Alex, it’s a joy to fly with you, you’re an awesome pilot and you’re great company. I really felt like a pilot by the time we got back )