“My aspiration of working for the Airlines did come true after a lot of hard work.”

Like many in the industry, after obtaining his Commercial in 1992, David accrued most of his initial flying hours in Darwin and throughout Arnhem land. In 1998 he obtained a position with Jetcraft flying Metro’s conducting night freighter flights.

The turn of the 21st Century saw David achieve his ultimate career goal of becoming an airline pilot with Cathay Pacific. With 8,500 hours and a First Officer position on the A340, David now has his sights firmly set on the left hand seat.

Currently on a temporary basing out of Melbourne, David continues to enjoy travelling the world, meeting new people and getting up in the morning to go to work!