I finally made it to Cairns and the east coast of Australia!!! I was one very relieved pilot yesterday after a hectic flight from Burketown!! Skies were great until I got closer to the coast, and the mountains around Cairns came into view. You can see in the images below how the skies were dark … Continued


Hi everyone. I’m beginning to feel some momentum as I work my way east. Great to arrive in Burketown and be greeted by Ian and the Burketown Pub Courtesy Bus. Burketown is a great example of the ways communities have supported my fundraising journey. The local Shire got right behind me and have sponsored all … Continued

Video Blog 21 March

Video blog here    My accommodation for the night, loving the welcome mat…


Hi everyone. Those eagle eyed Fly for the Kids followers would’ve seen my progress today as I headed ESE from Darwin. So good to get my plane ‘Freedom’ back into the air and humming over Australia’s extraordinary landscape. I headed down to Borroloola, a place I originally planned for a fuel stop, but for tonight … Continued

My Darwin stay continues

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. I was up at 4.30am this morning hoping that a break in the weather would allow me to continue my journey. Unfortunately, I am still grounded in Darwin, but for very good reasons. Check out the images – argh!!! – below. This is an all too common … Continued

The Royal Darwin Hospital visit

Today I was fortunate to be reunited with my good friend and colleague Dr Annie Whybourne at The Royal Darwin Hospital. It was reassuring to see so many colleagues at my presentation on Complex Movement Disorders, sharing how the funds raised through Fly for the Kids will help to establish the RCH Complex Movement Disorders … Continued

Darwin, my stay continues

Even after arriving safely in Darwin, the weather continues to play havoc with my schedule. It looks very unlikely that I will be flying anywhere until Sunday at least. Check out my video of last night’s storm… darwin storm 17mar17 The good news is that I have met some wonderful people here in Darwin who … Continued


I have made it to Darwin!!! I feel so grateful that the weather held out for me this morning. What an epic adventure it’s been to get to this point! It’s now time to review the schedule and do my best to get back on track, weather permitting of course! Thank you to Simon Chadbourne … Continued