Take a flight in style

Brenda Gagnepain enjoys the comfortable ride inside Advance Aviation’s new aircraft.
Brenda Gagnepain enjoys the comfortable ride inside Advance Aviation’s new aircraft. Simon Green Emeair

WHY waste your time hanging around in airports when you can fly directly to and from your destination right from home?

That's the question Advance Aviation will be asking residents now that its Beechcraft King Air 200 twin-turbine plane, the first of its kind to be based in Emerald, has finally landed.

"We're very excited to offer this fine aircraft to the Central Highlands," Advance Aviation's Alec Mercer said.

"This is the first turbine-pressurised aircraft based here and it takes us up to a whole new level in service and capability."

Mr Mercer said he and his team took the plane to Adelaide in three hours and were back in two-and-a-half.

"If you wanted to get to Adelaide by commercial airlines it would take you all day, and you've got to remember you pay for all those connecting flights as well," he said.

"It will be used in general charter work, just carting people wherever they want to go, and also some contract charter work because there is a lot of that business out there."

The plane interior is nothing short of spectacular, and one might be forgiven for feeling as though they are in a rap music video rather than the Australian Outback.

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Beechcraft King Air 200 twin-turbine.
Beechcraft King Air 200 twin-turbine.

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