Mark started flying in 1988, earning the honour of being Australia’s youngest licenced pilot in 1989. Since then Mark has flown all manner of flying contraptions, including hang gliders, microlights, ultralights and LSA. Being the son of a RAAF air traffic controller and air safety investigator, Mark aspired to fly professionally.
Unfortunately, the medical barriers were too high and he had to settle for ‘flying for fun’. Mark has a passion for tailwheel aircraft (better pilots, according to him) and experimental aircraft. He is in the process of gaining his spin, aerobatic and formation endorsements and cites his two dream aircraft as a Vans RV8 and a Super Cub, both of which he hopes to own one day. In his day job (which he is super-passionate about), Mark uses his studies in medicine and law to keep as many people in aviation as possible.