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Thrill Seeking Grandparents prove age is just a number!

Written By: Gauranga Magriplis

A few days after Christmas 2019 we had an excited group of grandparents. All of which first time helicopter flyers, on our 20 minute helicopter ride of The Brisbane CBD!

For all of them it was a Christmas present. In the case of Troy & Athanasia it was a total surprise! Lured out of their home with the promise of cake and coffee. A Confused look quickly turned to ear to ear grins when they realized what was really going on!

From Left to Right: Paul, Athanasia and Troy shortly before lift off!

For Paul it was his first helicopter ride and something he had wanted to do for some years. Bought for him by daughter, Jasmin, son-in-law and the grandkids , it was by far his favourite Christmas gift of 2019! ???? ????

For Greek's turned Aussie Troy and Athanasia it was a Christmas ride bought by their son Tony, a Boeing 737 Check Captain for one of Australia's major airlines. You could say aviation runs in the family for this lot.

Paul, Athanasia, Troy and Pilot Richard Departing Archerfield Airport for The Brisbane CBD!

Their Pilot Richard took them from Archerfield Airport to the Brisbane CBD where they did a few laps of the CBD getting close and personal with some of the buildings. As a massive sports fan Paul's favourite part was seeing Suncorp Stadium from the air! It is awesome to note that when the helicopter is doing laps of the city at 1000ft is it only 125ft higher than Brisbane's tallest building; Skytower, which stands an impressive 885ft above the city streets!

From the CBD Richard flew them over Brisban's most famous lookout; Mt. Coot-tha, before returning to Archerfield Airport!

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The brilliant Brisbane CBD complete with helicopter!

After they had landed back at Archerfield Airport it was clear by the look on all of their faces they had a GREAT time! I dare say we will be seeing them again!
Thanks for flying with us and we hope to see you all again soon! ???? ????

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