Pilot and Australian Aviation contributor Owen Zupp has completed his ‘There and Back’ flight around Australia in a Jabiru J230D, with the aircraft returning to its starting point at Bundaberg on May 23.
The charity flight, which was aimed at raising money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and celebrating the centenary of powered flight in Australia, took off from Bundaberg on May 5, and involved a counter-clockwise circuit around Australia, including down to Tasmania. In the last leg, Zupp flew from Toowoomba to Bundaberg via Brisbane and Caboolture, with a ceremony conducted at the Hinkler Hall of Aviation to mark the end of the journey.
“This has been the flight of a lifetime in so many ways. It had not only exceeded my expectations, but provided me with a vast range of images, encounters, people and places. It has been nothing short of incredible,” said Zupp.
Zupp says that he is looking forward to taking some time off, but expects to soon start work on a book and DVD to share the There and Back experience.
Read about Owen’s last leg here.