Sunshine Coast – Glasshouse Mountains
In 2015, after completing my PPL, I started doing solo cross country flights. One of the first was from Redcliffe, where the aeroclub is based, up to Double Island Point north of the Sunshine Coast. It was a perfect blue sky day with minimal cloud and ideal for flying. Passing over the Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore at 1,500 ft was fun, as was the flight up the Mooloola Coast to Double Island Point. With Fraser Island in the background the view took my breath away. I headed back over Lake Cootharabah to Maleny using it as a dead reckoning exercise to get me there. It all worked well with very little in the way of adjustments required. I made it back to Redcliffe via the Glasshouse Mountains and Caboolture.