My maternal grandfather was a Squadron Leader in the Royal Australian Air Force. Arch flew Hudson Bombers in New Guinea collecting weather data for strategic planning before becoming a senior member of the First Tactical Air Force which co-ordinated Allied airborne operations for the landings at Tarakan, Brunei & Balikpapan.
My flying journey began in the less auspicious surrounds of Kingaroy in the mid 90's, learning to fly a Foxbat over red dirt fields of peanuts and corn.
25 years later, the exhilaration of flight still makes me smile. It's now my privilege to share my love of flying with others and the Sunshine Coast is a special place to learn.
I love to fish, play guitar (badly) and travel overseas with my long-suffering partner Mandy.
I’m involved with the St Andrew Society of Scotland, (QLD), promoting all things Scottish in the State. In October 2022, I’ll be participating for the 9th time, in the www.1200kmsforkids.com Charity Bike Ride between Brisbane and Sydney.
Since 2008, we’ve helped to raise almost $2m to fund childhood cancer research and purchase vital paediatric & neonatal equipment for rural, regional & hospitals in need.