December 17, 2021

My Memoir – Conquering Clouds

November 27 2021 – the 45 year anniversary of receipt of my pilot certificate. Presented to me in New Zealand by Mr. Laurie Soffe. My first […]
August 29, 2021

Australia at War

Australia is at war. Invaded by an unseen enemy. The widely contagious DELTA virus rages throughout my country. Cities and states are locked down with potential […]
July 18, 2021

Delta Covid Strain Settles in Australia

DELTA COVID strain jumps from area to area, person to person in Sydney Australia, continuing to spread to other capital cities and country towns. Our elected […]
May 14, 2021

2021 Shines Brighter

Five months have passed quickly and now it is May in Australia. Autumn colours abound, the nights are getting colder with winter months looming. Still restricted […]
March 31, 2021

2021 Off To A Positive Direction

2020 memories fade. 2021 new activities and challenges have arrived. Get physical, use your brain in various manners and so on, the experts tell us. Who’s […]
November 24, 2020

Life in the times of COVID-19

I am jotting a few notes down for future reference….to be sure that the past 9 months were not a dream nor a nightmare in many […]
July 8, 2020

Writing a Memoir in 2020 – Falling from Clouds

I enjoy writing. Have been promising myself for years I would write my memoir – mainly to capture the early days of Australian ballooning 1970’s and […]
February 24, 2020

2021 Hydrogen Balloon Race in Australia

An opportunity exists to organise an Inaugural International Aviation Event in Australia. Hydrogen filled balloons carrying sand bags for ballast offer an excellent opportunity to promote […]
October 5, 2019

Passion & Adrenaline

I asked both Laurent Sciboz and Nicolas Tièche how does it feel being a Gordon Bennett winner and FAI World Gas Balloon Champions? Their comments below: […]