GOANA Australian Air Safaris have added two one-way trips across the country to their impressive array of safaris, giving visiting pilots with limited time the opportunity to traverse the continent.
September 6, 2000, Queensland, Australia: Pilots and their passengers experiencing the Semi-circumnavigator will take in some of the world's most remote areas with a pristine beauty unique to Australia. Along with the ancient wilderness comes the diversity of staying in a world-class tropical island resort, swimming with dolphins, whale-spotting, fishing for the elusive Barramundi, see crocodiles in the wild, deserted white-sand beaches that stretch for hundreds of miles… and much, much more. .
Demand has been so strong that the two trips each for the years 2001, 2002 have been booked out pre-release, and bookings for 2003 are now being taken. GOANA (which stands for Great Outback Air Navigation Adventures) have been providing visiting pilots with guided tours since 1993 and is the market leader. Along with providing pilots with assistance with licensing, planning, accommodations and tours, they also maintain their fleet of 12 GPS-equipped Cessna 172s to a standard second to none. Mal Shipton from GOANA said "Our experience conducting this type of operation is extensive and we are well supported by our home base whilst on tour.
Our clients have said many kind things about us over the years, but the greatest tribute has been the twice and thrice return of not just clients, but friends for life". Photographs of a GOANA tour on the web page slide show are available as 35mm transparencies from the photographer, Jim Dobbin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for illustration purposes and coverage of the inaugural trip available by negotiation.