A Smokey Day For Bass Strait

Our pilots are very experienced in handling the unexpected challenges the weather of Bass Strait is known to throw at us. From strong winds, to rain and storms, and of course the infamous summer sea fogs. Today however, we were surprised by a rarer breed of meteorological phenomena. Today’s light breeze, combined with the bushfires on the West Coast of Tasmania brought about incredibly thick smoke pollution, which for most of the day rendered our Bridport airstrip “unflyable”. We estimated the visibility reduced down to less than 500 metres at one point! To remain within our operating regulations of...

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