Myro the Microlight
Myro is a smart, enthusiastic, excitable 7 yr old. He’s wide eyed with wonder about being in Australia which he thinks is beyond awesome.
Impetuous and cheeky, Myro loves playing with his best mate, Gigi the Gyrocopter, frequently making her giggle at inappropriate moments. He loves chasing Quicko, the Quad bike – an activity which occasionally ends in disaster - and he enjoys teasing the older planes.
But like every aircraft, he’s happiest flying - swooping down, doing loop the loops or soaring high up towards the mountains.
Myro has a special rapport with his pilot, Michael, who sometimes lets him go off on his own on 'Autopilot' but is always there to “keep an eye.”
Myro simply can’t believe his luck that he’s now part of the Rescue Team at the Flying Club. Because if there’s one thing he loves above all else it’s being a HERO!
Gigi the Girocopter
Gigi is Myro’s best friend at the Flying Club. She was delighted when he showed up because it meant that she had someone her own age to hang out with.
Gigi’s very bright and likes to plan things carefully. She likes to know the rules before she acts. She likes to “read the instructions!” So sometimes she has to try to temper Myro’s gung-ho enthusiasm.
She’s a big giggler and has a wicked sense of humour. She and Myro have lots of laughs together like any typical seven-year old “besties.” Gigi really hopes that Myro and Michael will stay at the Flying Club for ever...
Quicko the Quad Bike
Quicko is like a loyal and adorable dog. For Quicko, every day is the best day of his life and every situation is “BRILLIANT!”
Quicko loves playing with Myro and follows him everywhere, but has very little awareness which gets him into all sorts of tricky situations.
But he is devoted to the Rescue Team and will do anything to help them, sometimes being more of a hindrance than a help!
Jimo the Jet Plane
Jimo is a super cool teenager who thinks he is the fastest, the bravest and the best plane in the World!
However, supersonic Jimo is a little insecure. A prototype hover plane that never made it into production, he was going to be scrapped until Eddie the Engineer restored him.
Jimo has never quite got over this which explains some of his bravado. He has a habit of breaking down, not only because he was a prototype, but also because he's constantly 'showing off!'
Jimo's is all bluff and the source of great comedy, alternating between wanting to get Hyli the Helicopter's attention to proving that he doesn’t need it!
Hyli the Helicopter
Hyli is a teenage girl who is for ever polishing her rotor blades, taking selfies and talking to her mates on the radio.
Because she tries to be cool, she often gets into trouble like any teenage girl! Hyli is rather sweet on Jimo the Jet Plane, but of course pretends not to be!
Hyli is the classic 'big sister' - one minute she’s very grown up, the next she’s just a little girl. She can be stroppy, over emotional and her favourite word is “Whateva.”
But Hyli will always help her friends when needed, and if her rotor blades get covered in mud saving a kangaroo - well so what - as long as Jimo doesn't see her!!!
Chili the Chinook
Chili the Chinook is the largest helicopter in the World! Her two powerful engines and her enormous hold allows her to lift and carry anything!
However, Chili has a tendency to panic – big time - and she lacks self confidence especially if Eddie The Engineer is not around.
Whilst Chili’s nerves can get the better of her, she is a maternal figure, often fussing over the other planes. She is very kind and a great support for the younger ones (when they're not supporting her!)
Tymo the Tiger Moth
Tymo the Tiger Moth is a proud aircraft who has seen a lot of life. He can be impatient, grumpy, a stickler for discipline and is always ready with advice, welcome or not! Tymo was brought up in a different era and can be a little critical of the “young planes today!”
Myro enjoys teasing him, but from time to time Tymo plays along and we see a little twinkle in the eye of the old bi-plane. He even manages a chuckle every so often!
Tymo wants the best for everyone. He’s proud of the team on the whole, even if "in my day" he would have done things differently!