PERTH CONNECT BIOGRAPHIES

GEOFFREY MASON

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EXPERIENCE  / BACKGROUND

F100 Pilot, Check Captain and Leader of Flight Training for VARA in Perth. I grew up in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia and went to University in Perth. Worked with my father in the family business until I took up flying in my late 20’s. 

SITUATION

I have been married for 20 years and chose not to have children many years ago. We do enjoy the company of our furry friends.  I overnight away from the farm whilst working for VARA and love being back at the farm on my RDO’s. 

 

RELATED INTEREST/S

Currently I’m inspired by some colleagues and friends to complete a marathon, I will see how that goes. Other interests are most of our national sports including motor sports as well as, management of the farm including Pasture, livestock and water management. In all these activities I’m greatly assisted by my wife. The farm has a large percentage of remnant bush and management of the farm including the bushland to leave it in a better condition is priority to us. My wife has recently returned to uni for a post grad course and that is presenting challenges that we are dealing with week by week. 

 

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HENRY FAWCETT

EXPERIENCE / BACKGROUND  

I’m a 3rd generation aviator, so Aviation runs deep in my veins. I started flying when I was 14, so 22 yrs of being a pilot. I’ve been flying commercial for 14 yrs with the last 9 yrs being at Virgin. My GA life was spent mostly flying around the NT but also a stint as a bank runner. I spent 3 yrs on the B777, and the last 6 yrs on the B737. While studying for my flying, I also worked at Qantas as an apprentice aircraft maintenance engineer.

SITUATION

I currently live in Perth with my wife, married for 8 yrs and have a furbaby named Winston.

RELATED INTEREST/S

I’ve always had a keen interest with health and well-being and in particular mental health. I’m fortunate that I’ve always had a strong support network with my friends/family and in particular my wife. I believe it is very important to have this network, and would like to help support my fellow pilots with any help that they may need.

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ANDREW MUEGGE

EXPERIENCE  / BACKGROUND

I’ve been flying now for the past 24 years, 15 of which have been as SkyWest/VARA.

I’ve been in the training department with VARA for the past 6 years which has been great, teaching and showing new recruits all the great thing we have to offer.

I grew up in country South Australia in a family of publicans, so I love being around people and meeting new people. Since I left school I’ve been flying, with various jobs in Victoria, New South Wales and in Western Australia.

I’ve always enjoyed the the interaction with other people and helping in whatever way I can whenever I can.

SITUATION

I’m currently engaged and have 3 great kids, we live in the Perth hills and absolutely love it.

 

RELATED INTEREST/S

My related interested are helping people find there feet and getting them through tough times. I’ve always been one to include people and genuinely enjoy helping people. 

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MARKUS RADEMACHER

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EXPERIENCE / BACKGROUND  

Hello my name is Markus Rademacher and I am currently flying the B-737 based in Perth. I am originally from The Netherlands and have been in Australia since 2012.

 

My professional career started in the Baltic’s where I had a great time flying through most of Northern Europe and Russia. In early 2012 we moved to Australia and I have been with the Virgin group ever since.

SITUATION

I moved over here with my wife and two daughters and living in the beautiful Perth hills where I often venture the amazing mountain bike tracks it has to offer.

RELATED INTEREST/S

Having personally encountered the importance of having a trustworthy listening ear when times are challenging became my motivation to join the Connect peer support program. Listening is the most powerful form of acknowledgment.