Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Alex Fisher's 'Flight of Solidarity' Returns to Archerfield Airport Completing His Around Australia Flight

Alexander Fisher - the 17-year-old Brisbane pilot who took off from Archerfield Airport and visited Gladstone and the Whitsunday Airports last month - has succeeded in his attempt to be the youngest person to circumnavigate Australia solo in an aircraft, touching down at Acherfield Airport on Tuesday 8 July.

This final leg from Coffs Harbour in New South Wales to Archerfield saw the conclusion of his epic 28-day, 8000NM journey around Australia.

Alex at Tindal Air Base in the Northern Territory  (http://www.facebook.com/flightofsolidarity)

According to his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/flightofsolidarity) he ran into a few weather disruptions over last few days, and the intended route around Australia was changed with Tasmania left off the itinerary due to rather inclement weather hitting the 'apple isle'.

Alex Fisher's 'Flight of Solidarity', was also about raising awareness and funds for the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) and motivating the youth of Australia to actively contribute to their communities.

Alex - in his Cessna 172 VH-DBB - along with his support plane - fellow Cessna 172 VH-WPI are pictured at Gladstone at the conclusion of the first leg back in June.

A big congratulations to Alex on his fantastic achievement - media reported this evening that he will now return to concentrating on completing Year 12 at High School, along with his senior formal next week!

Well done Alex!

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