Introducing Wing Commander (retired) Norm Goodall
Norm went solo at 16 years old and 10 days which was the youngest pilot in Australia at that time.
In 1962 , Norm joined the RAAF, graduated as a pilot and was posted to Williamtown on Fighters. He was then attached to No 77 Squadron in Malaysia in 1964 during Confrontation.
In 1965 he started flying Mirages. A highlight of which was participating in 1967 “Operation Fast Caravan” .
He went to Vietnam in 1970 as a Flight Commander with Huey Gunships.
In 1972 he had a change of pace and became a Flying Instructor on Macchi’s at the Advanced Flying Training School in Western Australia.
From 1974, Norm had a series of significant postings: Assistant Defence Attaché Thailand, Operations Officer No 77 Sqn, Integrated Air Defence System Butterworth., HQ OPCOM as Staff Officer Reconnaissance then posted to Recruit Training Unit, Edinburgh as Commanding Officer.
He retired from the RAAF on the 4thJuly 1985.
He Joined Lloyd Helicopters and eventually flew twin engine helicopters with the Off Shore Oil Industry.
In 1990, he began a life as a sailor quote “in our yacht “Mirage” sailing from Adelaide to Darwin. Then in 1992, he sailed heading West out of Darwin and eventually arriving in Bundaberg in November 1997. He visited 36 countries and sailed 37,000+ nautical miles.
Norm now has a cattle farm in the Adelaide Hills and is involved with the Community.