Thursday, 23 November 2017
  • Plane Sunset
  • Lake Eyre

    Lake Eyre - Kati Thanda South Australia

  • The Grampians / Gariwerd

    The Grampians / Gariwerd - Vic

  • The Flinders Ranges - SA

    The Flinders Ranges - SA

  • The Wimmera plains - Vic

    The Wimmera plains - Vic

  • Goyder Lagoon

    Goyder Lagoon - South Australia

  • Ayers Rock

    Uluru NT

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FAQs

  1. Can I use my mobile in the aeroplane?
    Yes you can – and you do get good coverage in the air. Talking may be difficult as we fly but there are no problems texting and using social media.

  2. How high will we fly?
    On a long journey we could fly up to 9500 feet (3000m). On shorter scenic flights we fly 500 feet or higher, depending on the conditions. It is usually smoother and faster up higher. The height flown is chosen to get maximum comfort, the most interesting ‘views’ and the best tail winds available.

  3. Where can you take us?
    Anywhere within Australia during daylight hours.

  4. How long have you been flying?
    A.Kube Aviation Pty Ltd started in 2013. The licence holder - “LA & AM Matthews’ - has been in operation for over 30 years. Their chief pilot supervises all the flying operations. Andrew has been a pilot since 1996 and has accrued many flying hours since then.

  5. How fast do we go?
    In the Cessna 210 our cruising speed is about 150 knots (280km/h) on low level scenic flights and up to 170 knots (315 kmph) on higher altitude, longer trips.
    In the Cessna 172 we cruise at around 110 knots (200km/h)
  6. What happens if I start to feel airsick?
    The first thing to do is to look outside at the horizon, turn the air vent on you and find the sick bag! Then let the pilot know and he can sometimes help by changing the way he flies (less turning on a scenic flight, going a little higher etc.) If you suffer from airsickness let the pilot know beforehand and he can try to avoid rough air and maximize your chances of a smooth flight.
  7. What are some good tips before I fly?
    1. Let the pilot know before flying if you are anxious or suffer from motion sickness
    2. Don’t drink too much beforehand, especially coffee, tea or alcohol
    3. Have the things you want with you (camera, drink bottle) so you don’t have to search around in the aircraft and miss the view
    4. Let the pilot know if you want to see something in particular (a circuit over your house, a diversion over some special landmark etc.) There is an intercom for all passengers, you can talk to your pilot while you fly
  8. How do I get a good photo?
    1. Get familiar with your camera beforehand so you aren’t trying to work it out as you go
    2. Turn off the flash for outside shots (the flash bounces of the windows and spoils the shot)
    3. Have a fast enough shutter speed if you can adjust it (1/250 or higher is pretty safe)
    4. Don't zoom in too close as it's more likely to be blurred. Crop the image later
    5. Air to ground shots often need a bit of ‘contrast’ added when you edit to cut through the haze
    6. Take lots of photos and edit when you get home. Some people spend too much time looking at photos in the plane and miss what’s going past their window
  9. Why is flying more expensive than renting a car?
    • No expense is spared when it come to ensuring safety
    • Maintenance is regular and very extensive
    • Fuel is about 50% more than car fuel
    • Many airports charge landing fees
    • Pilots spend a lot on training
    • Most aircraft are made overseas, are imported and then kept to Australia’s exacting standards
    • Aeroplanes cost a lot more to buy than cars
    • The major airlines keep their costs down by putting larges numbers of people in a confined space and you have to fit in with their schedule

      At A.Kube Aviation Pty Ltd
    • You get personalized service
    • The pilot owns the company and works hard to make every journey enjoyable
    • From your window seat you get great views all the time
    • On your tours you travel inland with a pilot who lived over 20 years 'in the outback'
    • You don’t have to queue for hours at the airport, it's first class treatment all the time
    • You can carry knitting needles and shampoo
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