Tag Archives: passion

Aviation Pathways for Aspiring Aviators (version 162 – February 2017)

I urge not just aspiring pilots, but all people working towards a dream to read this article (Brandon Bullhorn) Contents Aviation Pathways Constraints Training Options Employment Options Employment Tests & Interviews Career Development Alternate Career Aviation Industry Aircraft Life Plan Money Where From Here? Summary For more Information Answers to Questions Make a comment / […]

Why I am a Pilot

Why am I a pilot? It’s to give each passenger the safest and best experience possible on my aircraft – it’s to “Make Their Day” It’s not for the seven licence recertification tests that I must pass each year to continue in my profession. It’s not for the time and energy it takes to become […]

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 […]

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 […]