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Oscar Crosara

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

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During these uncertain times, customers of FAST Aviation should be assured that we are taking every available measure to ensure the safe and healthy continuation of service.

We have applied the procedures recommended by SafeWork NSW.

For our flight training operations, our classrooms, synthetic trainers and aircraft will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between each student. Hand sanitiser is freely available and we will be closely monitoring the health of our crew.


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Media launch for the Lismore Aviation Expo today (to be held on Sat July 28 & Sun July 29), featuring an aerobatic display by Paul Bennet! We took the opportunity to introduce the Cessna Caravan – this aircraft will be operating scenic flights at the expo, and will soon be available for charter ex-Lismore & Ballina. Carrying up to 13 passengers, it is ideally suited to larger group charters. Contact us for details!

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Finding that first flying job can be a very difficult. That’s why great to see these fellows land these jobs over the last month:

Harry Hawkins – Katherine Aviation
Nathan Kelly – Ayers Rock Scenic Flights
Shaun Sutcliffe – STAA Ballarat
Jock Robinson – Super Air (survey operations)


AVIATION MEDICALS at the Gold Coast Airport

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Starting from August 2018, an on-site aviation medicine service will be available on demand at the Gold Coast Airport. The following services will be available:

1) CASA Classes 1, 2 & 3 Medical Exams, with on-site ECG and audiometry available if required
2) Airservices Australia ARFF Medical Exams
3) Avmed consultations

Enquiries to [email protected]



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Agquip – 21st-23rd August 

Flight Time: 45mins

After a successful trip to Agquip in Gunnedah last year we can’t wait to go back to Australia’s largest agricultural expo.  Showcasing over 3000 products and services, along with a variety of activities, demonstrations & stalls what’s not to love about this free event.

For more info see here https://fairfaxruralevents.com.au/agquip/home/



Gympie Muster 23rd-26th August

Flight Time: 55mins

The Gympie Music Muster is Australia’s favorite outdoor country music and camping festival.

Held in the beautiful and normally peaceful Amamoor Creek State Forest Park, this iconic Aussie music festival brings music and mateship together under one big open roof, offering an experience like no other.

For more info and tickets http://www.muster.com.au/

Birdsville Races 31st August – 1st September

Flight Time: 6Hrs

Dubbed as the Melbourne Cup of the Outback, crowds of 6,000 racegoers converge on Birdsville each year to enjoy two days of quality outback racing and entertainment.  The best way to get to the races is to fly in and as part of your trip we can stop at places like the Noccundra Hotel, the Dig Tree &  Innamincka. There will be plenty of beautiful scenery both on the field and in the air.

For more information see here http://www.birdsvilleraces.com/

To find out more about our upcoming trips call 1300 931 130 or click here to send an online enquiry.


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Instrument Rating (MEA 2D 3D) flight tests passed by these two over the last couple of days! Congratulations to Pascal Cooney from Melbourne and Josh Cocks from Sydney.

Josh also passed his Multi-Engine Aeroplane Class Rating flight test the day before his instrument rating test.

Well done guys! We can’t wait to see whats next for your journey in Aviation.

MECIR Passed!


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After an exciting activity these school holidays… How about a joy flight?

School holiday scenic flights are underway – Our most popular scenic flight, Taste of the rainbow region, departs Lismore to overfly Minyon Falls & the Byron Bay hinterland. We then fly at 500ft over the coast and Cape Byron taking in breathtaking views… If you have a keen eye you’re most likely to spot some Dolphins and Turtles. Once we reach Broken head we turn Inland and fly over Alstonville on our way back to Lismore.

$100 per person (based on 3 passengers per flight, max 5 passengers weight depending).

Get your kids in the front seat of an aircraft and explore the beauty of our region these school holidays!




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A very special scenic flight today… Oscar, One of our line pilot’s passenger Barry celebrated his 80th birthday with a scenic flight around the Border Ranges & Mt Warning and then down the coast along cape Byron. They were lucky enough to spot some Dolphins & Turtles. Barry was joined by his Grandaughters. Happy Birthday Barry!

To arrange your own special scenic flight adventure and see our scenic flight routes click here.


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The next few months are the perfect time of the year to explore regional New South Wales and Queensland. Departing from Lismore, Brisbane and anywhere in between FAST Aviation can economically reduce hassle and travel time to any destination.

Take a look at our top picks for regional events in the coming months.

Taste Tamworth, Food and Wine Festival 6th-15th April

Flight time: 45mins

Taste Tamworth Festival is the premier annual culinary event on the region’s calendar, highlighting local growers, producers, chefs and diners. During the festival there are cooking lessons, workshops, organic markets and also the Farm Gate Trail, where producers open their gates to host visitors, providing an insight into how they farm and market their produce. See the full program here.

Hunter Valley Food & Wine festival – 1st May to 30th June

Flight Time: 90mins

The Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival is the perfect antidote to cure those winter blues. It provides you with the chance to wine and dine with leading Hunter Valley winemakers and chefs, take part in an array of fun and interactive classes to fine-tune your culinary skills, or if you’re after a more relaxing experience, simply curl up beside an open fire with a glass of premium Hunter Valley wine and a cheese plate.

Beef Australia Rockhampton 6th-12th May 

Flight Time: 2hrs 10mins

Australia’s national beef expo is one of the world’s great beef cattle events and is held just once every three years in Rockhampton, Queensland. It will feature more than 4500 cattle from over 30 breeds; a trade fair promoting more than 500 businesses; a symposium, seminars and property tours to deliver new research information to producers; and restaurants, celebrity chefs and cooking demonstrations for visitors to appreciate the quality and flavour of Australian beef. For more info click here.

Book your regional trip today by calling 1300 931 130 or email [email protected]