On Amy Miller – HeliOps Magazine

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.

Enter Iso.

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.

Welcome to the Shepparton Aero Club

The first of a new, regular 'Destination' feature I introduced to Airnews Magazine in my early days as editor. I wanted to tell stories that made people feel as welcome and comfortable flying in to a new destination in Australia as I do, every time I sink into an Aussie aero club lounge. Welcome to Shepparton, Victoria.

Balloons, Borsch and Ballast

The epic tale of Mia Fraser's first foray into competition hot air ballooning, pivoting from flying balloons in Victoria's Yarra Valley to competing in the Women's World Championships, in Poland, of all places. Showcasing stunning photography by Ain Raadik, this was one of my very first pieces for public distribution, and it featured in my very first issue of Airnews Magazine as editor. Phew! I say, "If you don't want to pitch, publish yourself..." hahaha

Japan. Japow.

Japan... blew my mind. We'd talked about it before. Oh you know, it'd be cool to head for the pow, but I'm never too serious about booking my travel. I'm that girl who's all like... goddamn I don't got the caaaash... You know that girl - yeah well that's me. I'm that shit one. Til [...]