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Captain B787

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Airline Pilot Experience

Most Recent Aircraft Type:

Training Route

Aviation Specific Degree:



Airline Pilot Experience: Eg Captain, First Officer

Currently a Captain B787 with Jetstar Airlines, I have been with the company 17 years. Spent 5 years with Eastern (now QantasLink) before that & 10 years with the Air Ambulance Service prior to that.


Non integrated CPL through Royal Vic Aero Club at Moorabbin Airport in Victori

Bachelor of Aviation Studies (Safety Management) with UNSW

Diploma of Aviation (CPL)



Additional Experience/Qualifications:


Remote Pilots licence

Cert 1V Training & Assessment

Grade One Instructor (Mutli-Engine/IFR)

Passions, Interests and Experience:

Aviation Talent, Mentoring, Coaching, Aviation Training

Restoring old cars & motor bikes, spending time outdoors such as hiking & skiing, exercising such as swimming & cycling.

Why did you want to become a pilot?

Family involvement with Aviation from early years of the industry, started out to be an Aeronautical Engineer but had some flying lessons & never looked back

Was training a breeze or did you find it a challenge?

Generally, I found the training fairly easy & enjoyable.

What was most challenging?

Learning to fly IFR & multi-engine

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Working with people who generally are as passionate about the job as I am

What is most challenging about your job?

Maintaining a safe & efficient operation in what is essentially a very repetitive job whilst dealing with all the threats that present themselves throughout the course of the duty perio

Pilot Competencies

Aircraft Flight Path Management (Automation & Control) as aircraft systems become more automated it is essential that they remain human focused

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