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The City, Maggie and Dam scenic 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 turn north towards West Point on Magnetic Island. A cruise at 500' along the beautiful northern shore of the island takes us past Horseshoe Bay and past Nelly Bay and Arcadia.

Leaving the island we track south towards Townsville again towards Kissing Point and The Strand 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 we then track along the Ross River towards Annandale and past Lavarack Barracks and Mt Stuart, past Cluden and then south past Stuart along the Kennedy Highway.

Soon, Ross River Dam appears and we track over the water to see the drowned valley and head towards the Ross River Dam wall. Down the Ross River past the Lavarack Military Training Area on the right and Kelso on the left as we approach Douglas, the University, Hospital and Riverway. then towards the Bohle before passing south of Mt Louisa and in for a landing back at the airport.

Total trip time is 45 minutes.

Cost - $550.00 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
  • 9th Pursuit Group 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.