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The City and Islands 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 Many Peaks and the 'Golf Ball' (actually it's the Air Traffic Control radar), or if we are on the southern runway, we turn towards the mouth of the Bohle River, before we track towards Rattlesnake Island and then to Palm Island.

We pass the village on Palm Island and see key military sites there before we track along the north face of the island and then back towards Magnetic Island, in particular towards West Point. 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 towards Cluden and past Lavarack Barracks and Mt Stuart. We pass by the University and Hospital over the Ross River and the Riverway Area, over Dairy Farmer's Stadium and then towards the Bohle before passing south of Mt Louisa and in for a landing back at the airport.

Total trip time is 65 minutes.

Cost - $770.00 incl GST

Special Sites Featured:
  • Japanese Bombing Sites
  • Captain Cook's wake
  • Rattlesnake Island
  • Palm Island and the 1000 man camp and Flying Boat repair station
  • Berth of HMAS Sydney and HMA Submarines AE1 and AE2
  • Magnetic Island Forts
  • Kissing Point Fort and the Strand
  • The City and Port
  • Ross River RAAF Fighter/Bomber 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.