The Australia region includes: Australia and New Zealand.
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COPA member since 2007
Past life as a Civil Earthworks Contractor, now semi-retired, but dabbling in a bit of land developing plus being a partner on a limestone mine.
I commenced flying training in a C150 in 1967, gave it away after 18 hours and got married instead. I was introduced to gliding in 1973 and have been gliding ever since. I currently have a share in a DG500 22 metre wingspan motor glider. In 1978 I completed my fixed wing licence in a C172 float plane. I then built flight hours towing gliders. Over the years I have towed with an Auster, Belanca Citabria, Belanca Scout, Piper Pawnee and currently Cessna 150. The C150 is fitted with a Lycoming 180 hp 0360, a nippy little performer.
In 1985 I had my first flight in a helicopter, and was wrapped. By end of that year I completed my helicopter licence was the proud owner of a new R22. Within a couple of years this expanded to a Bell 206 Jetranger, then a Hughes 500C, 500D and finally to a McDonnell Douglas 520N Notar.
I became the proud owner of a new Cessna 182S in 1999, and thought this was the best plane ever. However late in 2005 I took a demo flight in a Cirrus SR22. Within three days I had placed an order for a SR22GTS and took delivery of it early November 2005. I have since enjoyed many happy hours touring our great country.
Southport, Qld Australia