John (Truckie) Carr
1967 Joined the RAAF and trained as an Armanent Fitter. Served in 481 Sqn, 2 OCU, 75 Sqn Butterworth, and Kingswood.
1974 – 92 Pilots Course.
1976 RAAF Williamtown – completed 31 Mirage Course
1976 Posted Butterworth 3 Sqn including Photo Recce Pilot
1978 Posted Williamtown Mirage.
1980 4 Flight Winjeel Pilot – Forward Air Controller
1980/82 Fighter Combat Instructor Course, Instructor 2 Operational Conversion Unit.
1982 United States Navy Marine Exchange Posting Hornet Instructor
1984/86 2 OCU F18 Instructor
1986/2013 Qantas. 747, 767, A330. Check and Training Captain.
2013 Retired from Qantas
High Points (and low) of My Flying Life.
1800 hrs Mirage
1100 hrs F 18
Ejection from Mirage at Dutson Weapons Range (fragment Hi Drag Bomb)
First Hornet Qualified Instructor
USS Kittyhawk: Carrier Take offs and Landings
Flew Search and rescue in Qantas to locate successfully 16 yr old Abigail Sunderland in Southern Indian Ocean