I proudly served in the Canadian Regular Air Force since 1986. After gaining my wings in 1988, I served at 408 Squadron, 403 HOTS, 427 Squadron, 3 CFFTS and returned to 408 Squadron again for OP ATHENA (Afghanistan). I retired in 2011. I was fortunate to experience two instructional tours, two operational tours, a ground tour, two tours in South Asia which amounted to about 550 mission hours over 110 mission days, as well as a single tour in Central America for Contra demobilization.
Additionally, I have worked for 6 years as a civilian helicopter pilot primarily serving the oil and gas industry in the offshore oil support market.
I am still an active pilot and proudly serve part-time in the Reserves (equivalent to the American National Guard). I have attained over 7500 flying hours to date and hope to write stories until well over 10,000. Thanks for coming to my blog. I hope to stick close to the human side of aviation. Keep reading. Keep writing.