Emma is Matt Hall Racing’s full time Operations Manager. She pilots all charters and scenic flights in the charter aircraft, as well as “The Ultimate Experience” and “The Ride of Your Life” aerobatic joy flights.
Name: Emma Mcdonald
Hometown: Rockhampton, QLD
How long you’ve been working at MHR: Since July 2018
Favourite aircraft & why: Favourite aircraft I have flown so far is the Extra 300L because of its aerobatic ability. It is an aircraft I feel I am Truly “flying” and I am always learning new skills.
Years flying experience: I was a diesel fitter for 8 years and have now been flying for 5 years with a commercial pilots license. However, I have been flying around with my dad since I was born! My whole family are pilots including my Nanna and Grandpa so aviation was always apart of my life.
Favourite past time (other than flying): When I am not flying I enjoy motocross, 4wding, skiing, camping, anything outdoors and or extreme. I love sport and love gymnastics/acrobatics. I used to run a pole fitness studio so I still enjoy training and competing in Pole fitness competitions
Aircraft Emma has flown:
27 different types!
Emma’s Aerobatic experience: I flew Pitts S2 and S1 while learning aerobatics. I now fly aerobatic joyflights for MHR, and started doing this in March 2019.
Emma’s Charter experience: I currently have 500 hours charter experience.