A musing on not having to share in summer.
I make wonderful mates with German commercial heli pilot and instructor, Sabine Buehmann, for 'A Greater View', my reg column profiling women in all facets of the helicopter industry, all over the world.
A reflective piece for Startup To Shutdown on the trials and tribs of tailwheel tutorial. Love that slid back COG! Just quietly, how amazing is my freaking hairdresser. Image by fatpenguinmedia.myportfolio.com - LOVE YOU, Jay.
Yeah, I wrote a poem about planes and flying 'em.
Facing a firestorm season said to be one of the worst in decades, with scientists forecasting temps to soar above those recorded, ever, Amy Miller set about fulfilling her self-made destiny - pilot, firefighter, and rescuer. She’s one of Australia’s secret weapons, and the best part is, she’s doing exactly what inspired her to fly helicopters from the very beginning.
My job is unique, but not in a sense that it is unusual for small-town, regional Australia. This morning, though, as I drive through the gates, half held closed with a traffic cone to indicate limited operations, down the long, gravel driveway to the office building set by the familiar grass runways, my proverbial second home feels more like a portal to another world than ever.
Scarlett Saunders, 19, has grown up with hot air balloons. During winter 2019 she smashed the Womens' Altitude record in Australia, taking her glorified picnic basket to flight levels ordinarily shared by airliners.
I interview my stunner friend and commercial heli pilot, Erin Martin, for 'A Greater View'. This was my very first commercial writing job - a bi-monthly column for HeliOps Magazine profiling women in the helicopter industry, all over the world. Erin made it easy.
As a writer, one element I endeavour to capture above all others is an unshakable sense of place; it's why I introduced the 'Destination' column as a new regular to Airnews Magazine. This was wonderful practice: a piece on shandies, shanties and, of course, women pilots.
A tale of Competition, Girl Pilots and Hot Air. You read that right - Hot Air Balloon Championships, right here, in Australia. Get in, we're going!