EXPERIENCE AS PILOT
1949-1951 National Service in the Royal Air Force, commissioned as Pilot Officer, trained as fighter pilot.
1951-1954 Fighter Pilot with 616 Squadron at RAF Finningley, UK, on Gloster Meteors.
1954-57 Fighter Pilot with 501 Squadron at RAF Filton, Bristol, UK, on de Havilland Vampires and Gloster Meteors.
1958-1961 Airline Pilot with Trans Australia Airlines based in Adelaide - DC3 on east coast routes, local SA routes and outback survey flying.
1961-1963 Airline Pilot with Swissair based in Zurich - Douglas DC6B on Far East routes, then French Sud Est Caravelle on European routes.
EXPERIENCE AS ENGINEER
1954-1958 Flight Test Engineer with Bristol Aero Engines at Filton, responsible (a) for the flight testing of the Olympus jet engine in the flying test bed Canberra and in the Avro Vulcan - flying as engineer with test pilot - this engine developed for the Concorde, and (b) for the flight testing of the Orpheus jet engine in the Folland Gnat Light Fighter and in 3 European fighter aircraft - this engine developed for the Harrier jump-jet.
1971 At the Australian Defence Science and Research Organisation, developed and published the world's first solution for the analysis of rocket exhausts (velocities, temperatures, shape of plumes for various scenarios.
1964-1991 Extensive consulting work for engineering industries in South Australia, including Mobil Oil Refinery and building services involving airconditioning for hotels and theatres.
1994-99 Energy Consulting work for Australian Defence Laboratories and various businesses.
EXPERIENCE AS WEB PAGE DESIGNER
1997-2001 Designed websites for many businesses.
2001-2013 Webmaster of several websites, including own websites such as http://livingtravel.com which has over 20,000 photos from over 50 countries taken by my partner Carole-Anne Fooks and myself.
1951-1954 University of Leeds - honours degree in Mechanical Engineering.
1970 Masters Degree in Structural Engineering at Adelaide University.
1974 Masters Degree in Computer Design of Large Engineering Systems at the University of Illinois, USA.
1995-2001 Director of companies involving petrol stations and Internet Service Providers.
1976-1986 Played trombone in St.John's Ambulance Band & Banksia Park Concert Band.
1980-2000 Composed and performed many Christian Choral works and songs.
1990 Top of music course at the Adelaide Flinders Street Music School (now part of Adelaide University). Obtained credit in 6th Grade of the Australian Music Examinations Board.
1990-1992 Studied music composition, writing several instrumental pieces of music.
2001-2011 Taught English to migrants.
1991-2013 Create and show videos of travels to various audiences, including U3A.
1991-2013 Obtained 2 holes-in-one at the Tea Tree Gully Golf Course.