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A favourite of our standard tours. the Townsville City and Maggie Historical flight starts at Townsville airport with a full safety brief and a brief on the aircraft and its history and what it can do.

We then depart the runway and airport environment and pass Many Peaks and the 'Golf Ball' (actually, the Air Traffic Control Radar) and head towards West Point on Magnetic Island. Keep an eye out for whales! A low level flight along the northern shore of the island reveals the fantastic and secluded beaches. Why not have a look for somewhere to take the tinny?.

We pass Horseshoe Bay and Orchard Rocks before turning south past Nelly Bay and Arcadia. Then back across the bay towards Kissing Point and The Strand cruising at 500 feet (160m) above the water taking the sights of North Ward, the beaches, Yarrawonga and the face of Castle Hill.

Then a cruise over the Townsville port and the city as we turn towards the southern suburbs of Townsville over Idalia and Cluden.

Next, a turn westwards with Mt Stuart and Lavarack Barracks, Australia's largest military barracks on the left, and Annandale and Aitkenvale on the right. We pass by the University and Hospital over the Ross River and the Riverway Area, and then over Dairy Farmer's Stadium and towards the Bohle before passing south of Mt Louisa and in for a landing back at the airport.

Total trip time is 30 minutes.

Cost - $440.00 incl GST

Special Sites Featured:
  • Japanese Bombing Sites
  • Captain Cook's wake
  • Magnetic Island Forts
  • Kissing Point Fort and the Strand
  • The City and Port
  • Ross River RAAF Fighter Airfield
  • Weir RAAF Fighter Airfield
  • Riverway
  • Dairy Farmers Stadium - Home of the Cowboys
  • The Bohle RAAF Fighter Airfield
  • Stock Route Airfield and Bomber Construction Depot
  • Garbutt Field

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Independent Productions and Aviation Services is the website of Conway Bown, Australian Army Official War Artist and Aviation Consultant. Services include portrait painting and other portraiture, aviation services such as CRM - Crew Resource Management - and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training - HUET - which may include Emergency Breathing Systems - EBS - training using Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Devices - HABD - or Helicopter Emergency Egress Device - HEEDs.

During 2006, Conway Bown deployed to the Middle East as the Australian Army's Official War Artist, what the US Armed Forces call Combat Artist. This website features the artwork created during this project as part of the Australian Army's Official Art Scheme.

For more information on War Art, Combat Artists, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS) or Crew Resource Management (CRM), please visit the relevant webpages:

HUET - RHO Aviation

CRM - RHO Aviation

EBS - RHO Aviation

Official War Artist - IPAS.