Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Hobby Reaches New High for Angel Flight Pilot

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Hobby Reaches New High for Angel Flight Pilot

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HOPPING off to the doctor's is something that many of us take for granted.

But for those living in remote rural areas, it's a task that needs the help of David Newby and his Piper Arrow.

The Angel Flight pilot is responsible for getting those in need to their medical appointments in the city, and it's a volunteer job he says comes with many rewards.

"I enjoy flying and I enjoy helping people so this was a great way to combine the two," he said.

The Bundaberg man started off as a recreational pilot 13 years ago before recently taking up post with charity organisation Angel Flight.

He said on a typical call-out, he would travel to rural areas such as Theodore, Monto or Gayndah to pick up residents and charter them to their Brisbane medical appointments and back.

Mr Newby said he decided to join Angel Flight when he realised his passion for flying could be used for something more.

"I just love the freedom of getting out," he said. …

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