Airline Pilot Experience
Most Recent Aircraft Type:
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)
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
Aircraft Flight Path Management (Automation & Control) as aircraft systems become more automated it is essential that they remain human focused