Seaplane pilots fly and splash across outback chasing the perfect adventure – ABC Rural

Seaplane pilots fly and splash across outback chasing the perfect adventure – ABC Rural

The parched centre of Australia might not seem like an ideal place for a seaplane. But for pilots Bob Priddle and Bill Handley, the outback sky has a magnetism that’s not found on the coast. All that’s needed for landing is a small stretch of water and a few friendly …

Meet the marine pilots who guide enormous ships into Sydney Harbour

Meet the marine pilots who guide enormous ships into Sydney Harbour

Updated April 03, 2018 11:44:03 Video: ‘Every time I go out I can’t help but take photographs’ (ABC News) Captain Jonathan Drummond is descending a rope ladder hanging from a 70,000 tonne cargo ship, while waves of up to six metres break around him. He’s just taken navigational control of …

Paragliding World Cup shows Australian pilots can soar with the best

Paragliding World Cup shows Australian pilots can soar with the best

Posted March 07, 2018 13:18:04 Photo: Competitors from across the world travelled to Bright for the 2018 Paragliding World Cup. (ABC Goulburn Murray: Erin Somerville) Related Story: Outback paraglider who flies with eagles Related Story: Stunning images capture paraglider’s ‘dance’ with Aurora Borealis In a picturesque pocket of north-east Victoria, …

International pilots reach new heights in the desert, as Alice Springs becomes gliding hotspot

International pilots reach new heights in the desert, as Alice Springs becomes gliding hotspot

Posted March 18, 2018 09:13:02 Photo: The conditions in central Australia make it a hotspot for pilots across the globe. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) International pilots are descending on the central Australian desert to break speed and distance records, as the Red Centre becomes a hotspot for gliding aficionados. Terms …