Solo Flight. Chapter 10. By Owen Zupp.

10. The Real Outback. Day Two. Longreach - Mount Isa - Barkly Homestead. The alarm clock buzzes right on time as one expects but secretly hopes otherwise. I throw my legs over the side of the bed, start the laptop and &lsqu ..

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Solo Flight. Chapter 9. By Owen Zupp.

9. Founding Fathers. The original QANTAS hangar. Day One. Emerald to Longreach. Nine decades in two hours, give or take. That is the equation. No I haven’t found the elusive answer to ‘warp speed’, however I a ..

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Solo Flight. Chapter 8. By Owen Zupp.

Chapter 8. Day One. Bundaberg to Emerald. D-Day. Departure Day. It is 5am and all is quiet outside. I hurry to look out the window of my hotel room to see that the high pressure system has won the battle overnight. The sky is ..

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Solo Flight. Chapter 7. By Owen Zupp.

Chapter 7. The Final Countdown. So it all came down to this. A few carefully packed kit bags on the floor of my study and one more sleep left in my own bed. The last six months had been so intense from a planning perspective that I now simply wa ..

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Solo Flight. Chapter 6. By Owen Zupp.

Chapter 6. Coming Together. The departure date of May 5th had once seemed an epoch away. Now it was closing in with the speed of a missile and I was squarely in its path. And as the date grew closer, so did the media int ..

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Jabiru Dawn. A Video by Owen Zupp.

Enjoy this look back at Solo Flight's Jabiru J230D. (https://www.amazon.com/Solo-Flight-Pilots-Aviation-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00HETIJJ4) Read the full story of 'Solo Flight' here. (https://www.amazon.com/Solo-Flight-Pilots-Av ..

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Solo Flight. Chapter 5. By Owen Zupp.

Bert Hinkler. (Photo: State Library of Queensland) Chapter 5. Bert Hinkler, Bundaberg and the Missing Gold Watch. Sometimes luck can be in your favour. And other times not. On this occasion my big slice of luck stemmed ..

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Solo Flight. Chapter 4. By Owen Zupp.

Chapter 4. Growing Wings. Armed with a clear vision I took a deep breath and sent off proposals to various aircraft manufacturers and distributors, humbly requesting the use of one of their aeroplanes. Some replied very quickly, o ..

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Solo Flight. Chapter 3. By Owen Zupp.

Now I had a rough idea of the route to fly and what was required of the aircraft. What was becoming increasingly apparent was that the project consisted of two main components; the actual flight as distinct from the maze of associated activities. As pilots are pro ..

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Solo Flight. Chapter 2. By Owen Zupp.

Chapter 2. Solo Around the World? They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. My journey began sitting down. The credits were still running on the documentary about Ewan MacGregor&rs ..

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