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“
The Press “Flight a rite of passage for new pilot“
Southland Times “Airstrip tour pilot’s ‘flight of passage’“
To commemorate the trip we also created a short, and slightly embarrassing video ;).