Editor – AIRNEWS Magazine

Airnews is the nationally distributed, print magazine for members of the Australian Women Pilots’ Association (AWPA). Published three times a year, the magazine features aviation industry news from around Australia, information about upcoming events, arrangements for future AGMs and conferences, plus feature articles on members (past and present), destinations and other topics of interest.

As the editor, I work closely with freelance contributors, a team of seven state reporters and the National Committee, collating and producing each issue over approximately two and a half months. I also write features, all copy, manage social media channels and am heavily involved in all stages of production and design.

Feature Writer/Columnist – HeliOps Magazine

Freelance contributor and author of the column, ‘A Greater View’, profiling women in all areas of the helicopter/aviation industry. HeliOps is an international online publication by Kia Kaha Media, based in NZ and published every two months. I have been writing for HeliOps since January 2020.

You can find my work at the following links –

Issue 124, Jan 20 (Page 20)
Issue 125, Mar 20 (Page 26)
Issue 126, Jul 20 (Page 38)

Assistant Operations – Yarra Valley Aviation

Yarra Valley Airport, Yering VIC (Photo by @bronni)

I spent the first five years of my aviation career in this flourishing, family business; my position is constantly evolving to include the following and exclude just about nothing – flying school operations (Lilydale Flying School), scheduling and managing instructors, students and aircraft, organising and hosting social events and fly-aways, marketing and digital advertising, business development, charter quoting, refuelling and preparing charter aircraft and all manner of other things. I wrote copy and supplied photography for pamphlets, information brochures and the website, created content for and managed the Yarra Valley Aviation and Lilydale Flying School‘s business Facebook pages, wrote itineraries for charters and fly-aways and ran a Lilydale Airshow website (WordPress) in the lead up to the 2019 event. It was the perfect intro to the industry, for me.

These days I am still around, filling in where needed and flying weekly. Right now I’m focussing on building flying hours for my Commercial Pilots Licence so am spending less time in the office and more in the sky – just how I like it!


Hitting the books for any part of your Australian pilots licence isn’t an easy feat – especially if you’ve elected to self study. If you often catch yourself wondering if you’re on the right track, or you’re struggling with any part of balancing your flying, studying and life, maybe I can help 🤞🏽

I currently tutor all subjects up to CPL level (fixed-wing and hot air balloon) and, if you need higher than this, have access to a plethora of instructors/pilots/industry legends I can highly recommend.

Let’s build something together.