Peter grew up in an aviation family and was exposed to many facets of the industry from a young age, flying with the family on numerous cross-country trips during the late 60s to mid-70s in a variety of GA types.
On leaving school, he entered an aircraft maintenance apprenticeship in Darwin, initially training in avionics then switching to mechanical because of training limitations.
He was granted an aircraft maintenance engineers licence in 1987 and was fortunate to gain multiple endorsements in airframe and engine categories, starting with light GA types, progressing to light and heavy turboprops through to the BAe-146 and B717. These aircraft represent Peter’s involvement in GA, special mission and RPT aviation areas. Most of his engineering career involved supervisory roles coordinating with flight crews and flight operations staff.
He has a strong interest in the promotion of safety education, human factors and training for all involved in the aviation environment.