Milly Formby flew into Ballina just before Easter, on her epic ‘migration’ around Australia. Avisure, having strong connections to the area through ongoing work with Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BBGA), was proud to sponsor the Ballina leg of her journey. Jill Brix, Avisure general manager, and Julie Stewart, BBGA manager, caught up with Milly after her arrival.
January 15 will mark the fourteenth anniversary of the ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in New York following multiple Canada geese strikes. The story of the 2009 ‘miracle on the Hudson’ is well known. Captain Sullenberger and the flight crew’s measured actions in landing the A320 and the 155 people aboard safely with no fatalities have been widely publicised and rightly acclaimed.
Dr Jeff McKee is Avisure’s Director of Research and Development, although with recent projects he is collaborating on, R&D could more accurately stand for research and drones. A scientist, licensed fixed-wing pilot, and Avisure’s chief remote pilot, McKee is using drones to streamline several wildlife research projects.