Travelling to Australia before the war, or even a long time after the war, meant travelling by ship. Now it is normal to fly to all distant countries and also to the not so far away places.
But a flight in a helicopter is still quite exciting. I have been in a helicopter when I was in New Zealand in 2005. Together with my two eldest grandchildren we flew over a glacier on the South Island.
to the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand in January 2005.