1967, surfing, small business, bank 'Johnny', selected for National Service.

1967/68, joined RAAF pilot training, Pt Cook VIC (Winjeel) & Pearce WA (Vampire).

1969, 5 SQN Fairbairn ACT - Iroquois helicopters.

1970/71, 9SQN Vietnam - Iroquois.

1971/72, 5 SQN & 9SQN Amberley QLD - Iroquois.

1973, AMTDU Richmond NSW, helicopter internal/external load rigging & crewman training.

1974, USNTPS Patuxent River test pilot training fixed & rotary wing.

1975/76, test pilot US Naval Air Test Centre & ARDU Laverton VIC, test pilot.

1977/79, flying instruction 2FTS Pearce WA - Macchi.

1980/82, CO Transport Support Flight & staff HQ Butterworth Malaysia - DC3, Caribou, Iroquois.

1983/84, staff duties Canberra ACT.

1985, RAAF Command & Staff Course Fairbairn ACT.

1986/89, staff duties HQ USAF Pentagon.

1989, Joint Services Staff Course Weston ACT.

1990/91, Planning Staff (Strategic Studies), RAAF Staff College Fairbairn ACT.

1992/96, RAAF Reserve Williamtown, joint course development, & battlefield simulation development & training.

1996/98, staff duties HQ 81 Wing Williamtown, fast jet training plans & implementation.

1998/2002, staff duties HQ 78 Wing Williamtown, ditto.

2002/04, flying instruction, flight screening ADF BFTS Tamworth NSW - CT4B, CAP-10.

Married Shaun in 1972, four children, four grandchildren - another due Oct 2018.

1992, self built our current home in Lake Macquarie NSW, and two warehouses, small business, surfing, 

Current interests: family - grandchildren (& their parents); unified, effective, national RAAFA and Rotary Wing Branch, in cooperation with other ex service organisations - ie, unified lobby of government and voters; preservation of RAAF rotary wing history; self built and maintained RV-7 kit aircraft; two MGs; managing private airstrip Wallsend NSW.