Bathurst: The journey begins

The first trip takes us from Bathurst to Birdsville as we begin a 6,000 km journey across northern Australia.

Along the way, we look at the real-time need for precautionary searches, using a GPS and the challenges of navigating over featureless terrain.

We also chat with local pilots about operating around remote bush strips and advice on where to get fuel in the middle of the outback.

We'll be travelling more than 3,000 nautical miles and between the ever-changing landscape and incredible sunsets we'll seek out some of the characters that truly make up the backbone of rural aviation.

Pete Wells

Published date: 18 October 2022
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//resources-and-education/education-and-training/out-n-back/bathurst-journey-begins
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