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The Australian Division

Division Director: Andrew Godden

Welcome to the "Great Southern Land" and the Australian Division of Bluegrass Airlines.  The Division operates Regional, Domestic, International and Charter Services in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

The Division primarily focuses on flying propliner and other general aviation aircraft from the pioneering aviation era of the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's, including the Douglas DC-3, DC-4, and DC-6, the Convair CV-240, CV-340 and CV-440 and the Lockheed 'Constellation' variants.

As a Division of Bluegrass Airlines, we are not your normal virtual airline as we fly to a route structure as opposed to a scheduled timetable.  Whilst there is a rank structure, and you progress through the structure, the primary purpose is to enjoy your flying.

The route structure is based on the original routes flown by the aircraft of the time.  This was a time when aircraft didn't have the sophisticated navigational equipment of today and the available NDB and VOR navigational beacons meant that "dead reckoning" and visual reference where very much the order of the day.  Perfect for real "seat of your pants" flying at its best, particularly in poor weather.

If you are interested in joining, click on the "Application" link on the left.

Our rules are few and simple:

Rule 1 - Pilots must complete two flights in any month from their home Division before completing any flights from another Division.

Rule 2 - Pilots are asked to make a minimum of one flight every two months to maintain their "licence".

Rule 3 - And most of all, have fun flying "Downunder" (preferably with a cold "tinnie" or "stubbie" in your hand).

So, welcome "Downunder".  Enjoy looking around and as we say down here "Avagoodday".


Recent Updates
(last updated on 05 Dec 08)


Future Plans

Plans are under way to expand operations in Australia and further into the Papua New Guinea Highlands, Dutch New Guinea and the South Pacific Island regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.  These areas provided some of the most challenging flying of the era.

These plans also include the conduct of special events and possibly the development of Adventures and Missions.

Any suggestions or comments are welcome and can be posted via the Bluegrass Airlines Forums.