Flight One wishes to acknowledge the long history of traditional caretakers of the land on which our headquarters operate.
The Jagera people oversaw the use of lands from the bayside areas of Cleveland through to the western Brisbane Valley. The Maiwar, known today as the Brisbane river, watered the region; which until the arrival of migrant settlers, was well timbered although pocketed with swamps and boglands.
The Jagera people enjoyed a high degree of mobility, as testified by the fact that many of the paths that connected culturally significant sites became the foundations of road infrastructure for later European settlement. These pathways also connected the Jagera with neighbouring groups, like the Wakka to the west.
Such connectivity facilitated trade and cultural exchange, along with diplomatic engagements like the triennial Bunya feast which reinforced familial connections across traditional borders. Today, as we enjoy expanded aerial mobility across these lands, we express our thanks for those who have worked to preserve this land as a meeting place for the exchange of goods, services and ideas.