About Us

Wrightsair "The Spirit of the Outback" - Lake Eyre Scenic Flight & Charter Flight Specialist

Established in 1992 by Trevor Wright.

It operates under the LA & AM Matthews AOC providing scenic and charter flights by highly experienced commercial pilots with extensive outback experience.

The company specialises in Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda) & Anna Creek Painted Hills outback scenic flights, as well as aircraft charter from William Creek, Marree and Coober Pedy in outback South Australia.

We operate highly maintained high wing single engine aircraft and low wing well appointed twin engine aircraft .The fleet includes a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, two twin engine Aerostars and  in the single engine range GA8 Airvans, Cessna 210s, Cessna 207s, a Cessna 206 plus Cessna 182s & 172s. These aircraft are utilised for their reliability, comfort and suitability in outback areas of Australia. Australian bush pilots.

Wrightsair maintains a close relationship with the local communities, cattle stations, and the Traditional Owners.

William Creek settlement, where WRIGHTSAIR is situated, is the closest town to Lake Eyre, (only 100 kilometres away). We have an excellent knowledge of Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda), including the river systems that feed it.




2016 South Australian Tourism Awards Winner

Wrightsair is extremely pround to be the winner of the 2016 South Australian Tourism Award for "Major Tour and Transport Operator".


30 years experience

We pride ourselves on safety, professionalism and in providing highly experienced commercial pilots with extensive outback knowledge.


Scenic and Chartered flights

We operate scenic flights and charter flights and have bases at William Creek, Coober Pedy and Wilpena Pound Resort.


Imagine having to drive over 200 kilometres to the nearest supermarket and having your mail delivered on the mail run only two times a week—and that's only if the road is passable!

Trevor Wright, Owner

Our Pilots

Comfort-Experience & Safety Always. Our Commercial, Australian Bush Pilots will showcase our spectacular backyard to you.



Jess Dettmer

Jess flew in the Northern Territory before starting with us in January 2016. Jess can also provide commentary in fluent German.

  • Jess has an aviation degree from RMIT

Trevor Wright

Owner of Wrightsair who has successfully operated scenic flight and charter flight operations over outback Australia for the past 20 years.

Matt Harnetty

Matt Harnetty

Matt became Wrightsair Cheif Pilot in April 2016. Matt always wanted to be a pilot and one day would like to fly for the RFDS.

  • Matt worked two jobs to get his pilots license
Maz Wrightsair

Maz (Mariano Salvati)

Maz started working for Wrightsair in February 2016. He enjoys getting his boots scuffed and dusty whilst working hard in the outback.

  • Maz holds a double aviation degree from UNSW
Nick Devine

Nick Devine

Nick joined Wrightsair in March 2016 after a 7 year career with Virgin. Nick loves flying out here, especially when the wildflowers carpet the outback.

  • Nick studied Primary Education at university
Katrina Humble

Katrina Humble

Kat has been flying since the age of 14, starting in Adelaide before movie to Sydney and then finding herself at Wrightsair.

  • Kat's favourite plane is the C210

Wrightsair Team

If you are keen to join the Wrightsair team, give us a call and we'll chat.