Tag Archives: motivation

Four Years Later ….

Four Years Later . . . The thirteenth reprint of QF32 was released just after the 4th anniversary of the QF32 flight.   This latest reprint includes the following text at page 352  … My life has changed since the QF32 event. My greatest reward has been meeting the QF32 passengers worldwide. We share a […]

It’s Time to be a Pirate!

Below is the Occasional Address that I delivered at the 2014 Graduation Ceremony for the Arts Faculty at Charles Sturt University (CSU) at the Wagga Wagga campus on 15 December 2014. Deputy Chancellor of Charles Sturt University – Peter Hayes, Vice-Chancellor and President – Andrew Vann, Graduates of the Faculty of Arts – you did […]

Motivating our Youngest Generation (ver 25, July 2016)

Motivation Great things happen when Motivation meets Capacity At QF32 page 23, I detailed how my father, rather than push me into any profession,  made opportunities available to me and nurtured my interests.  The results were profound.  After deciding as a 14 year old to join the RAAF, my marks improved from a (conceded) pass […]

Torches

Flying IS the sport of kings.   Guiding 500 passengers and manipulating $400m worth of the highest technology through congested airspace to the other side of the planet is a privilege that few experience. I’ve just returned from a great flight over the weekend from Sydney to Los Angeles.   I took the photo above […]

Giving Back – Disabled WinterSport Australia

I am pleased to be the first Patron of Disabled WinterSport Australia (DWA). DWA is the National Sporting Organisation that has provided accommodation, equipment and ski training for people with disabilities at Australian ski fields for 35 years. Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO and His Excellency Mr Michael Bryce AM AE held a […]

Giving Back – Canberra Grammar “Code Cadets”

See:  Code Cadets web page “Giving Back” I was honoured to be asked to present the QF32 story to the boys and parents at Canberra Grammar, Canberra, Australia in 2012. I fronted 700 soporific boys immediately after their lunch time break – which is the acid test for any teacher.   It’s hard to compress a […]