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July 20, 2022

1760km Drive To Give a One Hour Author Talk

1760km To Give a 1hour Author Talk Commitment? Passion? It has to be those emotions that drove me to drive 10 hours each way to stand […]
June 30, 2022

Recognition is appreciated

Seated at an aviation formal dinner in Sydney I had not registered that the comments being made by the MC were relating to me. ‘After 47 […]
May 16, 2022

Change of Date for Brisbane Author Talk & Book Signing

My proposed Author Talk for May 19th in New Farm in Brisbane has had to be postponed due to a family loss and funeral. Tuesday July […]
April 10, 2022

Initial Reader Feedback for Conquering Clouds (Early April 2022)

I honestly do not recall considering how and what my reaction would be if and when a reader sent feedback after reading my memoir Conquering Clouds […]
March 31, 2022

Author Talks Confirmed for May 2 + 19

My first Author talk will be May 2nd 3.30 to 5.30pm at the Tomaree Library, Salamander Bay NSW with my second talk and book signing in […]
March 11, 2022

Author Motivation for Writing Conquering Clouds

Conquering Clouds became an evolving story. My initial intention was to write about the early history of ballooning in Australia. When I stepped into a balloon’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 […]
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: […]