Alex Fisher attempting to be youngest solo pilot to circumnavigate Australia by air

10 June 2014

Alex Fisher, a 17-year old Year 12 student from Queensland will fly solo 8,000nm anti-clockwise around Australia’s coast, to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Under the name of the ‘Flight of Solidarity’, Alex will be flying Cessna 172N Skyhawk II VH-DBB, with a Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP acting as a support aircraft. The flight departs from Archerfield in Brisbane on 21 June 2014.

Dates for the Western Australian airports are as follows (subject to change):

  • 27 June: Darwin – Kununurra – Derby
  • 28 June: Derby – Broome – Port Hedland – Onslow – Carnarvon
  • 29 June: Carnavon – Geraldton – Jandakot
  • 1 July: Jandakot – Busselton – Albany – Esperance
  • 2 July: Esperance – Caiguna – Forrest.

Alex is due to arrive back at Archerfield on 12 July 2014. He has established a website at, and donations to the RFDS or to his flight costs may be made through links on the website.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

One thought on “Alex Fisher attempting to be youngest solo pilot to circumnavigate Australia by air

  • June 27, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Hey Alex, I am your Grand Uncle Tony and I am so pleased with the FACE BOOK blog of days one two three four and five of your fantastic adventure, Flight of Solidarity, the circumnavigation of Australia to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

    Looking at you alone in the cabin of the Cessna, it makes me excited to see what you are achieving. I am only your grandfather’s brother but I am following your journey with enthusiasm. Stay safe. Enjoy your adventure.

    From now on, within the family, your “nickname” will be “BIGGLES”

    Love from Tony & Lynn


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