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AUSTRALIAN WOMEN PILOTS
Amazing True Stories of Women in the Air

Kathy Mexted’s Australian Women Pilots serves as a tribute to extraordinary stories of Australian women in the air, but the achievements of these pilots are also a modern reminder to young women – and men – to dream big today.

Kathy’s own aviation journey, experiences and ambitions unite with her detailed profiles including the likes of Nancy Bird Walton, Mardi Gething, Gaby Kennard and Esther Veldstra. Their stories are among those almost swallowed by an industry diluted by masculinity, from general aviation to major airlines and war.

The author’s words will fill you with pride and awe, with bittersweet tales of pilots who have shaped the industry today and influenced Australia’s aviation future for the better. For a historian, an aspiring young pilot, or for an everyday reader looking for a book to enjoy with a cup of tea, this piece captures real determination and resilience in 10 captivating profiles.

INSIDE THE CYCLONE:
A story of ups and downs…

The intriguing tale of an unassuming British microlight, Inside the Cyclone by Dan Roach documents one man’s dream to own his own aircraft. Retelling the intense highs and heartbreaking lows encountered while assembling, maintaining and flying “Harriet” the Cyclone AX3, Roach provides a sincere and candid look at the world of aircraft ownership.

From a detailed history of the type (including its evaluation for use by the RAF!) to the turning of the key in his very own AX3, Roach provides a compelling narrative that is bound to resonate amongst all aircraft owners. For fans of the type, microlight aircraft, or simply a well-told and compelling story, Inside the Cyclone will be tough to put down.

YOUTUBE: STEFAN DRURY

If you’re looking to load-up on new aviation content, check out out Stef Drury’s channels. You’ll see everything from tech and gadgets, through to answering subscriber questions, flying overseas or outback, and all things aviation – including flying the entire Victorian border just for kicks. Plus, occasionally you’ll see a bit of ‘dream’ flying, like the Cirrus jet!

AUSTRALIA COME FLY WITH ME

Hosted by Justine Clarke, Australia Come Fly With Me explores the history of civil aviation over the past 100 years in this country. A fascinating look at the innovative minds, swashbuckling adventurers and determined souls that have shaped aviation in Australia and beyond, the three-part series is both informative and entertaining, making it perfect for your next binge watch!
Available on SBS OnDemand

AIR FORCE 100 FLIGHT PATCH

This official Air Force Centenary Flight Patch commemorates the 100th anniversary of the RAAF. Embroidered with the official Air Force 100 logo, this patch is approved for uniform wear by Air Force personnel. It’s the perfect addition to backpacks and flight jackets alike! $9.95 airforceshop.com.au

AIR FORCE 100 FLIGHT JACKET

Based on the WWII-era A2 jacket, this goatskin leather flight jacket has been inspected by RAAF and approved for uniform wear by Air Force personnel. The jacket features the Air Force Centenary logo and aircraft silhouettes on a dark blue field in the lining. Finishing the design is the commemorative Centenary logo embossed on a leather patch below the inside pocket. $299.95 airforceshop.com.au

FLIGHT OUTFITTERS BUSH PILOT FLASHLIGHT

The Bush Pilot Flashlight from Flight Outfitters is a handy tool for your flight bag. 1,000 lumens of powerful white light with an adjustable beam ensures you see everything during pre-flight checks, while the strobe setting is perfect for emergency signalling. It’s made of aircraft-grade aluminium, is USB rechargeable and even has a magnetic base for hands-free light when you need it!
$139.95 downunderpilotshop.com.au

GOPRO HERO 9 BLACK

The new GoPro HERO 9 Black takes everything that made GoPro a household name and takes it up a notch. Capture 5K resolution film and take 20MP photos to get the most out of your scenic flights. Also featuring HyperSmooth 3.0 stabilisation technology and 8x slow motion capabilities, you’re guaranteed a smooth, crisp video even on the bumpiest of rides.
$529.95
gopro.com

NFLIGHTCAM GA TO SMARTPHONE CABLE

Want to record your in-flight audio? The Nflightcam GA to Smartphone Cable allows you to do just that. Simply plug-in your smartphone and use the builtin voice recorder app to capture both intercom and ATC communications. The cable also features a noise reduction circuit for crystal clear audio recording.
$69.95
flightstore.com.au

SKY COWBOY PILOT HELMET

Many flight helmets out there that will set you back thousands of dollars, but the Sky Cowboy Pilot Helmet offers protection and comfort without busting a hole your wallet. Perfect for PPC, Weight Shift Trike and STOL pilots, this lightweight helmet is compatible with headsets from Bose, David Clark and Lightspeed.
$715.00
wingsoutwest.com