Aircraft that you are flying at Airshows Downunder Shellharbour 2024?
Wolf Pitts Pro
Duration of being pilot:
What inspired you to become a pilot?
I’ve always been fascinated with aviation and always had a love for it. My father and grandfather were pilots and once it gets in the blood, it never gets out again. Now my own son is a pilot. Watching pilots like Chris Sperou, ‘Pip’ Borrman, Tom Moon and Sean Tucker from the USA were huge inspirations.
What can we expect to see from you at the Airshow?
You can expect high-energy, engine-screaming aerobatic entertainment! I’ll be doing forward rolls, torque rolls and double hammerheads: all the stuff you won’t see anywhere else and all in the highest-performing bi-plane in the world.
What’s your favourite aviation memory?
Winning the Australian Unlimited Aerobatics championship (Philips Cup). It was also good to beat a number of high-performance mono planes in a bi-plane.
How was your first solo flight?
I remember my first solo flight in a Pitts Special than I do my first solo flight in general! It was a scary experience: the thing was out of control. It’s exhilarating and a bigger step up than your first normal solo flight. It all went according to plan, but it was a scary experience. I’ve flown all types of planes in my career, like Kittyhawks, Mustangs, Avengers, Wirraways and more. But there’s nothing like the Pitts Special. If you can fly one of these, you can fly anything.