Stuart has had his pilot license since 2001 and has been using his Beechcraft 18, for his medical practice providing medicine to those out in the bush.
He really admires the engineering craftsmanship of the Beechcraft 18 and says they’re gorgeous to fly and beautifully balanced.
Stuart sometimes flies down to Perth, which takes around an hour and a half, cruising at a speed of 150 knots, with an added benefit of providing plenty of room for his family and friends.
This year Stuart was asked by the Geraldton RSL to accompany two RAAF PC-9 aircrafts flying over for the 11am Anzac Wreath Laying Ceremony in Geraldton.
The distinctive WWII Australia marking on Stuart’s plane provided significance, adding to the Anzac Day atmosphere.
Stuart has a connection with Anzac Day with his father having served in Vietnam and Stuart currently being in the RAAF Airforce Reserve. Every Anzac Day Stuart and his family attend a dawn service to commemorate the special day.
He thoroughly enjoyed today’s fly-over and hopes to do it again next year.
Anzac Day is a proud day for our nation and I was intrigued watching the many ceremonies depicted around the country.
This is the shot from the ground - vimeo.com/41055258