Saturday, April 04, 2015

Scenic joyflight - Maryborough (Qld) and surrounding area

While holidaying with family at Hervey Bay in January 2015, I took an opportunity with my eldest son, Luke, to enjoy a scenic flight around the local area.

As it happens to be, the aircraft I completed the majority of RA-Aus flying training aboard in Gladstone is based at Maryborough Airport, a 25 minute drive from Hervey Bay, so needless to say, was the obvious choice to be our set-of-wings for the occasion.

Having pre-arranged to private hire the aircraft, Luke and I arrived at Maryborough Airport shortly after 6am on a Wednesday, and although the aircraft had been re-positioned from a hangar for our taking, required a daily / pre-flight check before leaving terra-firma.

For the flight which included taking in the sights of Maryborough, Hervey Bay and surrounding area, Luke was to all to happy to be the onboard photographer, so after giving him some 'pointers' the previous evening, it was up to him to snap-away with the camera while I maintained vigilance at the controls. As you can see in the photo's below, Luke was handy with the camera.

In this post, we take a look at Maryborough township and surrounding area including Mary River while another post to appear shortly features Hervey Bay / Fraser Coast.