Category Archives: Published

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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Data Analytics Article in Australian Defence Magazine

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In February this year I had an article published about data access and analytics in Australian Defence Magazine. Focusing on Command & Control (C2) systems and the issues that must be addressed in order to access and analyse the copious … Continue reading

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On the importance of checking paperwork & Grade 3 Instructor limitations

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First printed in Aeronotes (the Official Journal of the Australian Ballooning Federation) Volume 38 No 1 (March, 2016) as a guide for student pilots, instructors and examiners. There is a phrase that goes something like “Assumption is the mother of … Continue reading

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Never Stop Learning

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First printed in Aeronotes (the Official Journal of the Australian Ballooning Federation) Volume 36 No 4 (December, 2014) as a guide for student pilots, instructors and examiners. Do you approach every flight as an opportunity to learn something new? Maybe … Continue reading

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Flying over Leeton in Easter is highly recommended

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Back in Easter I was flying the Zolvix balloon (VH-ZOV – aka “Sheep Dip”) over Leeton as part of the Sunrice Festival. Held every two years, the event draws people from far & wide for many attractions to see & … Continue reading

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Flying in the Hunter Valley Fiesta: another ballooning article

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Back in October 2013, Kitt & I went to the Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta north of Sydney where I flew VH-BRR (a Kavanagh E-120) and we got to experience the food, beers & views of the Hunter region. As you … Continue reading

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My first published hot air ballooning article: Getting to 20

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My first article about flying hot air balloons was published back in September last year (2013). It appeared in Volume 35, Issue 3 of Aeronotes, the official journal of the Australian Ballooning Federation. The topic of the article was “Getting … Continue reading

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Interview with a Balloonatic

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Back in June 2013 I took Kathy Mexted for her first ever balloon flight. It was also my first flight over the Bacchus Marsh area and the first time I’ve ever done circuits (complete with a touch-n-go) in a balloon … Continue reading

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