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After completing his degree which included gaining his ‘C’ Category Flight Instructor rating, Greg headed off to Australia in search of work as a commercial pilot. He secured employment in March 2014 with Skydive Australia – based in Cairns Far North Queensland as a line pilot at ‘Jump the Reef - Cairns’ Covering five ‘drop zones’ - Cairns, Mission Beach, Redcliffe (Brisbane), Byron Bay and Sydney.
Greg and his team operated Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft in which they took client passengers up to 14,000 feet in 16 minutes, ‘dropped’ them out of the aircraft, then headed back to the ground with a total flight time of around 24 minutes.
During his time with Skydive Australia Greg was also promoted to Senior Pilot for the Queensland and Northern NSW operations – a senior management role within the company.
In 2015 Greg was hired by Jet Star as a First Officer. Greg then relocated to Auckland, New Zealand to commence flying the new Jet Star regional routes around NZ.
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Last updated on Friday 16 September 2016