Friday, July 15, 2011

Bon voyage Pixie Rourke

If you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning*, you probably already know about the Pixie Rourke.  The Pixie Rourke is a QantasLink Dash-8 aircraft.  She was named after my mum, in recognition of her work to promote tourism on Lord Howe.  

Since September 2010, the Pixie Rourke has been flying to Lord Howe regularly.  My little girl, Elsie, thinks that all Qantas planes are called Pixie Rourke.  Whenever we go to the airport, she shouts at the top of her lungs: “Look everybody, it’s the Pixie Rourke!” 

We haven’t seen the Pixie Rourke on Lord Howe for a while.  QantasLink has a partnership with The Captain’s Choice Tours and it seems that Pixie is about to head off on a 19 day adventure to Horn Island, Cape York, Kakadu, the Bungle Bungles, Mitchell Falls, Broome, Uluru, Coober Pedy, the Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island.  Bon voyage Pixie! 

* Thanks, Ed – you’re the best. 


  1. Hi Dani, I often see her when I fly in and out of Sydney (last Monday was the latest). Each time it reminds me of our wonderful trip there last year, and so looking forward to returning in November this year.

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