Central Eagle Aviation
Founded 2010
Hubs Birdsville Airport
Fleet size 2
Headquarters Birdsville, Queensland
Key people Louise Oldfield, Director

CEA aircraft, VH-EEH on the apron at Birdsville

VH-EEH with DC3

VH-EEH with Air Nostalgia's DC3 re-fuelling at Birdsville

Central Eagle Aviation (CEA) is a scenic and air charter company based in Birdsville, Queensland. It operates charters around Outback Australia specialising in scenic flights to Lake Eyre, and surrounds.


The company was founded in 2010 by Louise (Lou) Oldfield. CEA was started to provide scenic flights to tourists and a charter service to locals in the Diamantina Shire, one of the largest and most sparsely populated shires in Australia. Initially operating a single Cessna 210, and employing two pilot's, the company expanded in 2011 purchasing a second Cessna 210 and crosshiring a third and employing four pilot's.

The companies name revives the Eagle name her Grandfather Harold Bamberg built as Eagle Aviation Ltd, later to become British Eagle International Airlines a major British independent airline from 1948 to 1968.

Louise Oldfield and Central Eagle Aviation won the Outback Queensland Tourism, Young Achievers Award for 2011.[1][2]


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  1. Arthur, Chrissy and Harris, Julia (October 31, 2011). "The best in the west awarded". Australian Broadcasting Company. "Louise Oldfield won the "Young Achiever's Award"" 
  2. The Best in the West. Outback Queensland Tourism Association (November 1, 2011).
  3. Mole, Andrew (May 30, 2011). "Lake Eyre comes alive". The Herald and Weekly Times. 
  4. Mole, Andrew (December 28, 2011). "Lou's trek into the red heart". The Herald and Weekly Times. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  5. Passion for the Channel Country takes to the air. The Longreach Leader (June 2010). (scan on
  6. The Weekly Times Wednesday 25 May 2011 copy:
  7. The Weekly Times December 28 2011 copy:
  8. Queensland Country Life February 2012 copy:
  9. Central Eagle Aviation Website Retrieved: 24 March 2011.

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