View from above as good as ever

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

A BIRD’S eye view of the Whit­sun­day is­lands and reef re­veals not ev­ery­thing in the re­gion was tar­nished by the dev­as­ta­tion of Cy­clone Deb­bie last week.

GSL flight di­rec­tor Trent Brown flew over the area on Satur­day to ob­serve what im­pact Cy­clone Deb­bie had on th­ese iconic tourism des­ti­na­tions.

While many res­i­dents have suf­fered se­vere dam­age from the Cat­e­gory 4 cy­clone, Mr Brown said the flight showed is­lands and reef still in good shape.

“The is­lands and reef still look much the same, you can tell some veg­e­ta­tion looks dif­fer­ent with some green­ery stripped away from wind, but the beaches look pretty good,” he said.

Mr Brown said Tues­day marked the first day of flight tour op­er­a­tions for the com­pany since the cy­clonic event.

“Ev­ery­one is very happy with their flights, it looks dif­fer­ent for peo­ple who fly day in day out, but it doesn’t look bad, just dif­fer­ent,” he said.

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