Wings of Life is an organisation formed in June 2010 by Douglas Field a Griffith University Bachelor of Aviation student. The aim of the organisation is to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and inspire youth in aviation – both of which they are doing in this ambitious flight.
Flying a replica spitfire, Doug set off with the Wings of Life team, on Friday morning on a 25 day journey to circumnavigate Australia, not just to raise money for the RFDS but to honour an inspirational friend, Barry Ucinski a passionate aviator who recently passed away in an aviation accident.
Find out more about the route they are taking and the planes making the journey on their website, you can also sponsor the team with all moneys being donated to the RFDS.
We’re going to be following the pilot’s blog on their website.
But you can find out more about the pilots involved with Wings of Life and some of their amazing aircraft here.