In 2011 I gained my Private Pilots License and, to celebrate my 21st birthday, I flew the length of New Zealand to 21 New Zealand airfields. I named it my Flight of Passage. I flew with flying friend and experience Commercial Pilot Tony Petch and, in an accompanying aircraft, my brother and father flew the journey too.

I featured on TV One News before and after the trip, in magazine and newspapers nationwide and on Radio Live.

A few samples of coverage:

Waikato Times Pilot sets out on flight of passage

231211.News. Photo:Peter Drury/Waikato Times. Chloe Milne has just learnt to fly and for her 21st birthday will try to fly around New Zealand landing in 21 aerodromes.

Photo:Peter Drury/Waikato Times. Chloe Milne has just learnt to fly and for her 21st birthday will try to fly around New Zealand landing in 21 aerodromes.

The PressFlight a rite of passage for new pilot

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Southland Times Airstrip tour pilot’s ‘flight of passage’

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To commemorate the trip we also created a short, and slightly embarrassing video ;).