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The Eagle has landed

The Eagle has landed


photo-7Look up in the sky…. is it a bird, is it a plane? – No…it’s the new Arthurs Seat Eagle!

Yesterday Arthurs Seat Eagle received a stamp of approval from thrilled Red Hill Primary School students yesterday who lined up for their first gondola ride.

Robyn Lain, who was one of the first to ride the old Arthurs Seat Chair lift when it opened in 1960, was among the lucky people to experience the ride first hand.

The Eagle offers views across Port Phillip Bay, Geelong, the You Yangs and Western Port Bay. Hans Brugman, Eagle Skylift chief said it’s one of the safest gondola systems in the world.photo-6

The 32 gondola structure cost $16m.

RPP FM reporters will be there to record interviews for the Eye on the Peninsula current affairs program this Saturday, 3 December when it opens to the public.


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Debra Mar Working many years in the corporate world in Melbourne and overseas, Debra found herself in the fashion industry as a designer after studying 3 years at RMIT. She now producers and presenters her own radio program The Breakfast Table every Tuesday 6-9am and writes for a local magazine. With a love of writing and being involved in the community, she has a certain curiosity of what makes people ‘tick’, Debra also writes feature stories and updates details on the RPP FM website.