Our regular commuter travel is now carried out by these chaps, HInterland, since we stopped flying with our previous carrier, Skytrans. This thing (yes, you can tell I'm not enamoured with it) is called a Caravan and I (and a few other colleagues) would be a lot happier if it had two engines. I'm certainly not questioning the professionalism of the company, but only having one engine doesn't exactly give you a lot of options when it decides it's time for an unscheduled shut-down. If it does come to that I hope it's a lot more sturdy than some of the caravans I've seen by the side of Queensland's highways over the years. On the plus side it's got a fixed undercarriage which means they can't forget to put the wheels down when they're coming in to land. Focus on the positives they say.
See the little one behind it ? I had the good fortune the other day to go up in that and take a load of aerial photographs from the back seat - with the door taken off. Exhilarating would be one word you could use to describe the experience. I suspect however that sitting in an aeroplane next to a gaping great hole in the side will not become one of my favourite pastimes.