After 28 days, Associate Professor Andrew Kornberg landed on Saturday at Avalon Airport, bringing his solo circumnavigation of Australia to an end.
Andrew’s own words, as seen on his blog, best sum up his fundraising adventure:
28 days ago I took to the skies from the Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport in Melbourne in front of a crowd of 200,000 pax, to begin my Fly for the Kids adventure around Oz.
Today’s return flight home was made in front of a much smaller crowd however they did ensure that I received a rousing reception!! Special thanks to all those that came out to Avalon today to welcome me home, it meant so much to me to see each and every one of you there, especially my patient Tom, who travelled all the way from Colac with his Mum and Dad to greet me. Tom had kept in touch with me throughout my travels and travails via email and I can’t tell you how entertained those emails kept me during the trip, thanks Tom!!! Also, my thanks to the crew from the RCH Foundation, colleagues from RCH, GFA, friends and the amazing Team from Avalon Airport led by CEO, Justin Giddings, I just can’t thank you enough Justin for your incredible support of Fly for the Kids, truly, thank you for everything!!!
I am happy to let you all know that “Freedom” is snug & safe in her hangar at Moorabbin Airport this afternoon where she, like her Captain, is now enjoying some relaxation time after an unforgettable 28 days…thanks again to all those that came out for me today and to those of you following me here, I am thrilled to be home and thank you again for your wonderful support and friendships, they mean the world to me. Now, if only The Mighty Blues can muster up a win for me tomorrow, that would make a perfect weekend complete…
Andrew’s adventure took him all around our beautiful country and saw him witnessing some incredible sights and catching up with some incredible people.
Check out some of Andrew’s pictures below!
Andrew’s journey has inspired so many others to get involved and to raise funds for such an important cause. The team at the Flying Phoenixes held their own paper plane challenge to raise awareness for Andrew’s amazing campaign.
Watch their efforts below!
Although Andrew has landed, his fundraising mission continues! You can read more about Andrew’s adventures on his blog at http://flyforthekids.org.au/