11 February 1987 the Herald Travel Editor Ben Sandilands published the
following statement in the Sydney Morning Herald daily newspaper,
in respect of Mr David Marks, the founder and a director of our air-touring
" The idea of using a plane like a tour coach has gone further
in Australia than anywhere else in the world, Concorde Charters notwithstanding...
A Sydney lawyer and bushwalker, Mr David Marks, may well be the pioneer
of the concept..."
is only because our groups are compact (17 passengers maximum) and
because the twin-engine aircraft dedicated to our tours have a shorter
landing and take-off capability, that access to the truly
remote regions is available to you. The aircraft, which we normally
dedicate to our tours, include Navajo Chieftains the same type of
plane used by the Flying Doctor Service of Australia. The tour aircraft
are under the control of experienced commercial pilots.
policy in limiting the size of our groups, and of the tour aircraft,
is dictated by our desire to maintain quality of experience for our
small group air tours e.g. remote cattle station airstrips cannot
accommodate large planes; and such stations cannot accommodate large