Super Constellation pilot Bob De La Hunty gives his mother a warm welcome after flying into Ballina
Super Constellation pilot Bob De La Hunty gives his mother a warm welcome after flying into Ballina

Flying high, but don't tell Bob

By DAWN COHEN

BOB DE LA HUNTY landed a Super Constellation at Ballina airport yesterday even though he is terrified of heights.

"I don't like being up a tree or on a bridge," said the Sydney-based pilot.

"I am fine in a plane as long as I am flying it.

"Being in control makes the difference."

Mr De La Hunty, who has been a pilot for more than 30 years, stopped by Ballina to pick up his mum, Barbara, and sister, Janelle, for a weekend jaunt in the historic aircraft at the Bundaberg Air Show.

The plane, affectionately called Connie, is owned by the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society.

Super Constellations are famous for revolutionising around-the-world travel in the 1950s. Connie will be on static display in Bundaberg.



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