|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
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".