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Every day is an adventure for the pilots at Big Sky Aviation. A high-spirited bunch to start with, they can't help but relish the kind of job that sees them one day flying to a medical emergency on a remote property deep in the outback, the next on a tricky city mission and another soaring over some of the most beautiful tropical coastline in the world.

Big Sky is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (53 episodes). The series first aired on February 17, 1997.

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2 Seasons, 53 Episodes
February 17, 1997
Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast: Gary Sweet, Rhys Muldoon, Robyn Cruze, Martin Henderson
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  • Given the sinister nature of events uncovered involving an armed militia, a Pentagon connection, and the suspicious circumstances of Ian's death, Lightfoot asks Chris if he is willing to continue. Their own lives could be at stake now. Chris gives his pilots time to consider their decision, and all agree to carry on.

  • On a routine flight, Chris and Jimbo divert to answer a medical emergency in the bush. On landing, they discover a man with a serious leg wound, whom Chris recognises as Cooley, one of the airforce pilots who had been charged over the theft of guns from the army.

  • Consumed by grief at Grace's funeral, Chris gets involved in an altercation with a driver who accidentally hits Grace's mother. Charged by the police, he is shaken by the incident and takes off in his car indefinitely. Along the way he acquires a hitch hiker, Leisa, a young girl running away from an abusive father.

  • Lightfoot is determined to find the remainder of the guns stolen from the army, as masterminded by Major Ellison. Keeping Ellison under constant surveillance, he is followed to a property owned by well known criminal figure, Mick Kounos. Kounos denies any involvement.

  • Lightfoot apologises to Chris. If Chris wishes to know the truth about Lightfoot, then he makes the decision to step into the shadows with him and swear to the utmost secrecy. Chris agrees to the deal, then must cancel a date with Grace to fly Lightfoot to meet a senior military figure, Major Ellison and for the first time is included in the top level meeting.

  • Lightfoot entrusts Big Sky with their most important brief so far: to find a missing plane that was carrying one of Lightfoot's agents, Joy. She was on her way to give Lightfoot some highly valuable, but unspecified photographic evidence. Lightfoot considers the mission too important to entrust to Jimbo, and he is banished to a milk run.

  • As a result of the capture of Klenner, Lightfoot hopes to expose his entire network. Whilst police swoop on his operatives in various major cities, the Big Sky pilots are to attempt identification of rural distributors by tracking bugged packages of heroin to their ultimate destinations.

  • Paula's apparent secret other life as a volunteer charity worker for street kids comes to Chris attention when Lightfoot expresses interest in one of the kids she helps, a boy named Dean, who is in dire straits, trying to help his drug addict girlfriend Angie kick her habit.

  • Scotty and Rosie make an emergency landing on a beach to rescue a man, Ramon. Taken to hospital, the staff want to report the illegal immigrant. Scotty and Rosie discover him stowed away on their plane on their return to Sydney. He pleads for their help.

  • Lightfoot arrives at Big Sky with a deal to do special undercover, customs related work for him. Chris, under financial pressure from the new board, eventually agrees to one job to ascertain any further interest.

  • Scotty is given the unexpected job of transporting a dead body and is terrified when it starts making noises mid-air, unaware this is normal. Jimbo enjoys Scotty's discomfort, who is furious with landing such a lousy job.

  • Paula and Lauren have a flutter at a country picnic race and win. The local bookie tries to refuse paying out the sizeable amount, until Lauren threatens to go to the police. The locals are clearly unhappy about out of town blow-ins cleaning them out. Jimbo is in charge while Chris and Lauren are away, Shay gives her mum a birthday present. Chris gets jealous over his ex-wife's new boyfriend.

  • A very distraught woman, Shelley, appeals to Shay to help her escape from what appears to be a case of domestic violence. Touched by her dilemma, Shay organises for her to go with Jimbo and Lexie. Shelley asks them to take her to her sisters house in Merimbula, a nearby coastal town. Shay decides to find her biological parents.

  • Jimbo is seduced and then double-crossed by a troubled woman. Lauren is convinced she is in love with Chris only to be disappointed.

  • Scotty lands to offer assistance at a car accident on a deserted road. He finds two men, one unconscious and cuffed, the other an undercover cop in a hurry. Scotty wants to fly the criminal to hospital but the cop to a fellow undercover cop who is in peril. Shay meets her biological mother for the first time. Jimbo gets involved with an actress while Chris and Lauren start fighting.

  • Shay is happily planning an upcoming trip to Bali with her girlfriends... her first trip overseas. But plans are put aside when her father has a heart attack; and his drugged ramblings, mixed with inconsistencies with her birth certificate, make Shay realise that she's adopted.

  • After Chris is diagnosed with a detached retina, he enters surgery but rejects Lauren's attempts to comfort him. When Chris is given the all clear for his operation he initiates a romance between Lauren and himself. Meanwhile Scotty dates an older married woman.

  • Chris damages an eye playing with his kids, and tries to ignore the resulting obstructed vision. Knowing he's unfit to fly, Chris reschedules jobs until he is backed into a corner over accompanying Paula on a job, confessing his problem to Lauren the only other option.

  • On a routine run, Chris discovers major environmental damage to an area of wetlands. Locals attribute the problem to any number of causes, all legally sanctioned and permitted. Chris frustration grows when he meets a little girl who has a fatal illness as a result of the pollution.

  • Chris wakes in a strange room on a farm, unsure of how he got there. A woman informs him that they are husband and wife. Chris struggles to regain his memory, despite the efforts of the two women living there to keep him in the dark.

  • Jimbo is flying when one of his engines gives out, and then the other. He tries everything to get them going, to no avail. As he plunges to earth, prayer seems the only option. Suddenly, the engines kick back in. To Jimbo it's a miracle.

  • Lexie flies to a coal mining town. With their wives away shopping in the city, the miners have run amok. Three of them have lost a bet, to be paid off by flying naked to the beach. Meanwhile Jimbo and Scotty, each convinced they know more about women than the other, end up betting on who can score a date with Lauren first.

  • Chris is hurt. Robbie has rejected his proposition that they go out to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Feeling left behind and forgotten by his ex-wife, Chris takes his feelings out on Scotty.

  • An old man, Fred Morgan, dies on Jimbo's plane. Using clues garnered from a trunk Frank was to collect, Jimbo and Chris unravel Fred's story. This involved a bank robbery, a treasure buried for twenty years, the "Wall of Death" motorbike and various other circus tricks and characters and finally, the revelation that Fred was in fact Jimbo's grandfather.

  • Jimbo runs into an old girlfriend, Jodie, and is stunned to learn he is her young son Max's father. Jimbo is sceptical, given he's been told he is infertile. However, Jodie's insistence there was no-one else at the time, and Jimbo's desperate hope there is a chance he can have children, quickly leads him to accept Max as his.

  • Scotty and Lexie make an emergency landing in a remote area. Injured, they are taken in by a hippy community of women. They discover their presence in the seemingly idyllic society has upset the status quo.

  • A fight between Chris and Lauren escalates to the point where Chris resigns at the same moment as Lauren sacks him. He is surprised to discover she has taken his action seriously and hired a new chief pilot, Jane.

  • The day to day hassles of trying to run Big Sky with too little capital are taking their toll on Lauren. And when she has a brush with her old life, in the form of rich and handsome Angus Galloway and two of her girlfriends, she is left ruing what she has lost.

  • Carrying a load of money back to Sydney from a country race track, Chris receives an odd distress call from nearby. He diverts and lands. Suddenly lights blind him. Through them he sees the silhouettes of small creatures behind the brush. He passes out and awakes to discover the money has been stolen.

  • It's Friday 13th and nobody is around, so Big Sky is closed for the day. It also happens to be Lauren's birthday. Unfortunately, she spends it tied to a chair with Chris while Peruvian gangsters hold guns on them.

  • Accompanying Lauren to an aviation do, Chris is attracted to Kate Vernon, the PR person for the venue. Kate and Chris enjoy a joy flight next day, during which he learns her husband died recently. Attraction builds to a kiss, and they arrange a date for that night.

  • The death of a pilot that he trained with throws Jimbo. It is the second death in eighteen months and even Jimbo's teflon coating can't protect him any more. He has a dream about flying his mate to heaven, where his mate tells him he's next in line for "the mile low club".

  • Jimbo and Lexie take shots of a waterfront mansion. Next door, a politically sensitive meeting is taking place. Later, the Big Sky office, Lexie's and Jimbo's flats are all ransacked, and the photos stolen. Fortunately Lexie has made copies, and she and Jimbo study them to see what makes them so hot.

  • Lauren is about to secure a contract flying prized Yellow Fin tuna from the south coast to connect with international flights to Tokyo, when a practical joke grounds Chris's plane, putting the deal in jeopardy.

  • Jimbo dreams of a woman in a hot air balloon, and is astounded to meet her in real life. Smitten, Claire also quickly develops feelings for him and their whirlwind relationship takes off. Sharing a love of flying, Claire takes Jimbo for a balloon ride and reveals her wish to have a large family.

  • Chris and Robbie panic when their son Jack goes missing. They spend a few anxious hours searching before he turns up on Chris' doorstep, wanting to live with his dad now. Robbie's suspicions that Jack is unhappy about the new man in her life have been confirmed.

  • Having been forced to spend the day with his father having been sent home from school, Chris's son Jack (Joshua Smith) is in a plane that crashes in the outback.

  • Chris is surprised when his ex-wife, Robbie, turns up on his doorstep, terrified; her date turned violent when she tried to break off their relationship. Chris moves into protective mode, and lets her back into the house.

  • Chris and Lauren head for a weekend at Sir Douglas Ogilvie's, a wealthy industrialist and friend of Lauren's considering investing in Big Sky. Jimbo is stuck minding his girlfriend's dog Baby, who he doesn't like. Baby runs riot at the base, hopping on a plane and ending up in Mudgee, before stowing away on a ute. Jimbo is in major trouble.

  • When his best mate Shane is jilted, Scotty commits to cheering him up. He moves Shane into his flat and takes him for his first parachute jump. The boys are playing hard and Scotty thinks Shane is handling the break up well. On a second jump a horrified Scotty watches as the parachute fails to open and Shane plunges to his death.

  • There's trouble at Big Sky, as Lauren tries to improve the balance sheet, meantime fighting a rear-guard action to quell the rising dissent and anxiety from the troops.

  • Chris and Lexie arrive at an outback airstrip to collect a farmer, James McCourt and his two young children who are heading into the wilderness on a camping trip. As they load the plane the children's grandfather arrives with a court order for their return.

  • Jimbo dangles over the edge of a harbour bridge by his ex-girlfriend Stacey's brothers as she demands that he pay her back $5000 he owes. If he doesn't pay by this afternoon she'll drop him off the Harbour Bridge. When he calls her bluff her brothers let him go and he splashes into the water far below.

  • Lauren Allen's privileged existence grinds to a halt when the wealth she's always known dries up after the death of her beloved father. Left with a legacy of debt and the pain of his deception, she goes with her only option and sells off business and private assets, including the family home.

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