The iconic view of Uluru at nightfall has never been more spectacular, thanks to artist Bruce Munro’s stunning installation, Field of Light.
A flight-enthusiast from a young age, our Chief Pilot, Stephen Byrnes, has been flying for more than 20 years.
Flying runs in the Criddle family. Growing up watching his father perform at airshows, Stuart knew one day he’d follow the same flight path.
Ruby earth and sun soaked landscapes make the Red Centre a breathtaking place to visit, no matter the time of year. From dazzling geological forms to the thriving ecosystems that surround them, this is a truly enchanting part of Australia. In fact, making the trip over to Central Australia is often referred to as the Australian pilgrimage.
“The best times to fly in and out are mornings and afternoons,” says Agile Aviation Chief Pilot, Stephen Byrnes. “And even more-so for scenic flights, when it’s cooling down and the sky is changing colour.”
As night settles over the desert, watch as an expansive sea of lights bathe the landscape in an eerie, spellbinding glow. Comprised of more than 50,000 delicate glass spheres, this awe-inspiring art piece is not to be missed.
Aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku, or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in the local Pitjantjatjara language, solar-powered bulbs create pathways that draw visitors in to explore and walk amongst the installation. Under the twinkling starlight overhead, oranges give way to pinks, which lead into blues and violets.
Munro, an internationally-acclaimed artist, reveals that this breathtaking art piece is the product of his own experience of the majestic Red Centre.
“I wanted to create an illuminated field of stems that, like the dormant seed in a dry desert, would burst into bloom at dusk with gentle rhythms of light under a blazing blanket of stars,” he explains.
Having travelled all over the world, the installation at Uluru has been extended until the 31st of March, 2018. With summer in the Northern Territory offering balmy evenings and regular clear skies, perhaps it’s time you made the trip to Australia’s red heart – and what better way to experience this iconic view than from the luxury of your own private flight.
Find out more about creating your private flight to experience Uluru’s Field of Light before it ends.