Category Archives: General Information

Presenting Two Papers at MilCIS 2017

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Thanks to my article on extracting information from C2 systems that was published in Australian Defence Magazine earlier in the year, I had the opportunity to present a paper at MilCIS 2017. MilCIS is the Military Computer Information Systems conference … Continue reading

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Published in the 2017 Sport Aviation Close Calls booklet

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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority here in Australia (our version of the US’ FAA) prints a number of “Close Calls” stories in their various publications. The objective is to present stories where a pilot came close to an accident so … Continue reading

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Presenting at the AEWG during Avalon 2017

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Thanks to having my Data Access and Analytics article published in Australian Defence Magazine, I was given the opportunity to provide a short presentation on the topic at the RAAF’s Aeronautical Environment Working Group (AEWG) seminar during Avalon 2017. The … Continue reading

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I’m hosting an exclusive F35 Cockpit Demonstrator session :)

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Thanks to the folks at Lockheed Martin, I’m getting the chance to host an F35 Cockpit Demonstrator session on Thursday evening (17th March) while I’m here in Canberra for the Canberra Balloon Spectacular. If you’re in town and interested in … Continue reading

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Talking Ballooning with Adam @ Go Flying Australia

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I first met Adam from the Go Flying Australia podcast in Canberra when I was visiting for the Canberra Balloon Spectacular in March 2015. We caught up for beers at a local pub and talked about flying and also producing … Continue reading

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Montgolfier Day, 2014 – Another year done :)

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Happy Montgolfier Day once again :) It’s hard to believe that another year has shot past since last I made a post about the celebration of the anniversary of the first manned ascent in a hot air balloon. It’s also … Continue reading

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Heritage Recognition for B24 Restoration Project & its Hangar

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In my role as co-host & producer of the Plane Crazy Down Under aviation show, I’ve been fortunate to have a few visits of the B24 Liberator Restoration Project‘s hangar in Werribee. A group of enthusiastic volunteers have been working … Continue reading

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So, were there EVER any Spitfires buried in Burma?

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Back in April 2012 there was a bit of excitement in the aviation world, especially amongst those who love old World War II aircraft. This was when the news was running that a collection of Spitfires had been buried in … Continue reading

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Corporate Air: A potential new guest for PCDU

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Over at the Plane Crazy Down Under show, we often receive requests to feature a company in an editorial article on our site. I have a usual boiler plate response I send out advising that we’re primarily an audio & … Continue reading

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Pioneers & Aviators – Avolon

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Some time ago I helped a friend of mine based in Ireland who performs research & production tasks for documentaries. The project team she was part of were putting together a new movie about Irish aviation and its heritage. It … Continue reading

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