Stefan commenced his training with us at Bacchus Marsh in 1991 on a part time basis and on completion of his CPL in 1993, decided to head north to Darwin via the eastern seaboard.

He commenced work with the Daly River Mission in June 1993 where he worked for 12 months flying C182s before passing that job onto fellow TVSA student Chris Riddell. Stefan had obtained a position at Wave Hill station where he logged 280 hours of flying in a C206 in four months.

With over 1000 hours under his belt Stefan started up his own charter business in the Territory. Stefan’s Charter business  operated fifteen aircraft and he employed several ex-TVSA students. In 1998 Stefan was awarded the Northern Territory’s Young Achievers Business Award. In 1999, Stefan was awarded Young Australian of the Year in the Career Achievement section.

All this in just eight years after his first flying lesson!

In 2007, Stefan changed career paths and became the CEO of RSPCA Darwin however a pilots eyes are forever turned skyward and it wasn’t long before Stefan obtained a job with Tiger Airways, based in Singapore. There is no doubt that Stefan will rise to the challenge of his new career choice…and who knows, the next CEO of Tiger Airways might just be him!