But underneath that scenic backdrop, general aviation pilots are crying out for help, saying they are overworked, underpaid and constantly fatigued due to long working hours.
The four pilots who spoke to news.com.au chose not to have their names published because they believe speaking out about working conditions is a career-ending move in this tiny, high-risk game.
One pilot told news.com.au: Youre basically knifing yourself in the back.
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Michael*, 33, worked as a helicopter pilot in the outback for six years.
Its like any job that you start out in, you have to go to some s**thole town or the middle of nowhere for a few years before you get lucky and get transferred out, he said.
For Michael, work in the Kimberley typically meant spending at least two months away from home, camping in the sweltering desert with no aircon, loved ones or entertainment.
He would work six days on, one day off, for two months straight which adds up to 56 days work and only six days rest.
They flew in food for us once a week and wed have a bit of power, a few solar panels and a generator but that went to light not to keeping yourself cool, Michael said.
A general aviation licence can easily cost budding pilots $100,000 but a typical graduate struggles to earn $50,000.
The meagre salary, coupled with the huge hours, left pilots mentally and financially stressed, Michael said.
Youre away for two months at a time and getting paid $45,000 a year for working 12-hour days, so of course there are lots of mental health issues because youre so isolated and exhau...