G'day! and welcome to my blog's new home. I'd like to say a big 'cheers mate' to Clay for building me such a fabulous new house.

Here you will find my articles and blogs from the sky documenting my aerial adventure across Australia, and sometimes - when I'm very lucky - around the world!

Lots of airyplanes, plenty of new shoes and hopefully many undiscovered places.

Blue skies,

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Girl with a Relay Stick

I don’t think I know one person who hasn’t been touched by cancer. My aunt died of breast cancer at the age of 39; my husband’s mother died of cancer when he was seven, and my father in law has recently battled (and won) a nasty attack of bowel cancer.

One in ten women – including my self and my lovely sister in law – know what it’s like to have an irregular pap smear result; and I’ve been having breast cancer screening since I was 29.

Whether we like it or not, cancer is part of our lives.

With that in mind, it’s with huge pleasure that I take part in the Women Pilots’ Relay of Flight to raise funds for the Cancer Council. As a private pilot with around 600 hours, I’ll find any reason I can to fly, and there can be no better reason than flying to raise awareness about something that is such a huge presence in all of our lives.

I’m excited to be carrying the baton from Mallacoota to Merimbula on my way home to Sydney from the Avalon Air Show. As a member of the Australian Women Pilots’ Association, I’m proud to be part of a team of women, from all walks the aviation sector – from balloons to 737s – who are so committed to raising public awareness in a way that’s fun and adventurous.

Additionally, as a member of the AvPlan EFB team – who are supplying an iPad with a full version of AvPlan EFB for the duration of the relay – I’m thrilled to be contributing in a practical way that ensures improved situational awareness for the team.

I’d like to thank my dear friend Andrew Andersen, for permitting me to fly his lovely C182 – VH-OPA – for this leg of the trip.

If you’d like to sponsor me as part of the Relay Team, please click here

Onwards and Upwards!

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