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Category: Air Adventures

5 lessons I learnt from quadriplegia to deal with uncertainty

I read a book recently that touched on why some people like to go on adventures or take on challenges.  With our lives being so controlled and uniform each day—at least in the western world—some seek out challenges because they provide a level of uncertainty that makes life more exciting. I’ve been thinking about this […]

Thoughts on planning a small or large adventure

Some say to feel the true sense of adventure it needs to be spontaneous or with minimal planning allowing the uncertainty of how it might turn out, resembling a leaf’s unpredictable journey in the wind. I have to be honest, I do like the idea of taking off and letting the universe dictate how the […]

It’s been a tough week!

Its been a tough week, full of excitement, anxiousness and disappointment. Six months of planning came down to four days of waiting to see if the adventure was going to become a reality.   Unfortunately, with lousy weather preventing half of the team from joining us, and then on the last day, engine issues with […]

Bob, the bush poet is back!

On our last flight (Around Australia), we got to learn much more about one of our team members. Bob (aka Sean Connery) demonstrated his bush poetry skills.   Here is a poem Bob has written for the 4 Deserts Run Adventure. It’s also Bob’s birthday today (23 May), so feel free to leave comments.   […]

Where to….?

When I was flying through the Kimberley region last year, I realised I had to come back. The scenery was spectacular from the air – the changing red shades and shapes of the mountain ranges, and untouched wilderness with periodic traces of human inhabitants, only accessible by air, or a long and tough 4wd journey. […]