Entries by Kathy

10 Tanker ‘Southern Belle’ in Australia

As another Australian summer winds down, Kevin Hopf, Chief Pilot for 10 Tanker Air Carrier, is preparing for his return to Alberquerque, New Mexico at the end of the fire season. “We have three DC-10s converted into fire-fighting air tankers. The first was converted in 2006,” says Kevin who is currently managing operations at Avalon, […]

Flying Virtuosi

WE THANK the Australian musician, James Morrison and his brother John for inflicting the aviation bug on ABC radio producer, Lyn Gallacher. Lyn knew little about flying and even less about navigating, but a work trip to outback Australia with the Avplan EFB customers-musician-pilots at the helm, changed all that. Surprisingly (to Lyn) she loved […]

Between a Cessna and a Suzuki

Outback pilot and Avplan EFB user Chris shares some insights into his life on a remote Australian cattle station.   I’m living on a 60,000 acre (24,281 ha) cattle station approximately 40km north-west of Emerald, Queensland. I grew up in Brisbane and moved to the outback for my first aviation job six months ago. I […]

When Home is a Foreign Place

There are some things they can’t teach you in flight school. An hour out of Kununurra in the heat of a Northern Territory afternoon, lone pilot Lauren McLean looked over her right shoulder at the coffin she was carrying back to an aboriginal community. “Well, this is real!” she said, trying to get comfortable with […]

“…I got a Rattle Snake on the Airplane…”

There’s first dates, and then there’s ‘First Dates…’ Kim from Idaho got more than she bargained for when she accepted an invitation to go on a breakfast flight with her prospective beau, Kevin in his original Avid model 4 heavy hauler. After a Friday evening familiarization, Kim’s nerves were quelled and the couple left the […]

Avplan EFB and Angel Flights

John Emerson discusses his Angel Flight experiences and his lifelong love of flying and Robyn. For a private pilot, John Emerson from Rothbury, NSW has done a pretty good job of racking up 1700 hours since he got his licence 20 years ago. And his wife Robyn has done a great job flying 1500 of […]

Geoff Ross, winner of subscription during Osh 15

Canberran Geoff Ross was the winner of our free subscription giveaway to those who renewed or subscribed during Oshkosh 2015. Geoff  first saw AvPlan EFB when Bevan demonstrated it at an AOPA briefing day held in Canberra. “I was blown away by its powerful functionality and ease of use. I quickly went out and purchased an […]

Oshkosh 2015

Our IT manager Peter Derrick has just returned from the USA and his first ever AirVenture with Bevan Anderson, our founder and CEO, where they spent a busy week continuing AvPlan EFB expansion into the US market. Oshkosh’s overall increase in visitor numbers meant several new paddocks were opened for parking on the airfield at Oshkosh. […]