Ken’s association with Air Force Cadets began in Adelaide with the AIRTC Barton Terrace in 1960.
He was brought up in New Guinea on his father’s coffee plantation and after flying instructing in Adelaide, returned to New Guinea where he flew charter operations before joining Patair as a DC3 First Officer, then Ansett Airlines where he flew most of their aircraft types right through to the B747 where he was Fleet Manager.
He then flew B777 aircraft for Singapore Airlines before retiring at age 60 from international flying.
He was the initial Chief Pilot for Tiger Airways and has held numerous airline management positions in South America, New Zealand and Australia.
He was Chairman of CASA Flying Training Panel for five years and still holds an unrestricted Grade One Flight Instructor Rating and Instrument ratings. He owns a Cessna 180 and a Tiger Moth.
He retired from full time airline flying with over 25,000 flying hours, and his interests are the National Council of Airforce Cadets, Toastmasters and Freemasonry having reached the top rank of 33rd degree recently.
He is a Master Air Pilot with the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He was also the National Coordinator of Flying Training and received the Chief of Air Force Commendation.