LAKE EYRE FLIGHTS & TOURS plus Land speed record on Lake Eyre 50th Anniversay!
WRIGHTSAIR is a division of Freycinet Air and has been operating scenic & charter flights from William Creek, the nearest settlement to Lake Eyre, (Kati Thanda) Australia, since 1992. It specialises in flights over the world famous Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda) and the spectacular Anna Creek Painted Hills.
Land Speed record set by Donald Campbell on Lake Eyre in 1964, 50th Anniversary Year! Book a Donald Campbell flight today!
This year, we also offer flights from William Creek over the land speed record section of Lake Eyre. This became famous both nationally and internationally when Donald Campbell set the land speed record on July 17th, 1964 of 403.10 mph (648.73 km/h) in his famour car "The Bluebird".
(Above) British racing driver Donald Campbell with his car, Bluebird. His attempts to beak the land speed record on Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda) were initially foiled by heavy rain postponing his run until the following year, when he set a record of 403.10 mph (648.73 km/h) on July 17th 1964, 50 years ago. In the photo above you will notice the blue line that Donald Campbell used to guide him as he speed along Lake Eyre. * The above photo of Donald Campbell has copyright approval from Motoring Picture Library, National Motor Museum, UK. Find out about the our history, our flight departure points at William Creek, Marree & Coober Pedy and explore the range of spectacular scenic flight and accommodation options on offer.
View the Lake Gallery section of the Image Gallery on this website to see the latest pictures of Lake Eyre, current to February 2014.
Whilst in William Creek, visit the famous William Creek Hotel situated on the Oodnadatta Track, we'd love to see you there!
Come fly with the local experts!