ANGUS SLATTERY

EXPERIENCE

I have been a second officer on the 777 for just over a year now, with this position being my first as an employee of an airline. 

 

BACKGROUND

Prior to 777, I was fortunate to have been selected for the Virgin Cadetship and was a course member of VA3. This training program took place in Adelaide where I lived for 13 months. Before commencement of my flight training I ran a personal and professional development program at Griffith university, while completing my undergraduate studies.

 

SITUATION

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RELATED INTEREST/S

I believe I could be a valuable connection for current or future cadets, and other young pilots within the Virgin Group, who may be experience difficulties with relationship upkeep due to long distance arrangements, relationship breakdowns, study/workload management as well as assistance with navigating an initial airline position, which can be incredibly daunting.

BRETT MORONEY

EXPERIENCE  / 

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SITUATION

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RELATED INTEREST/S

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ROSS VAN NIEKERK

EXPERIENCE / BACKGROUND

Having flown many different aircraft types, both locally and internationally, long and short haul, he understands the unique challenges faced by colleagues in the aviation industry. 

 

SITUATION

He can relate to many situations that might affect his peers including commuting, command upgrade, living away from family, moving countries, raising teenage children, caring for family with unique medical issues and stressors that working in the industry can have on a marriage, amongst other things.

RELATED INTEREST/S

He is a passionate supporter of the Connect program and has a close association with other volunteer peer support organisations in his spare time. With first-hand experience of the benefits of peer support he is well equipped to assist his colleagues through difficult times.

BEN SPENCER

EXPERIENCE / BACKGROUND

I have been with Virgin since the start. First on the B737 and now the A330. Raised and educated with two bothers in Newcastle and completing B.Sc Aviation at Newcastle University. Post graduate work both in Business Administration and Aviation Safety Investigation at University of Southern California. Recently in the last 7 years the founder and director of Pilot Association Peer Group Support, backed by CIMA (Crisis Intervention Management Australia) and our own clinical psychologist.

SITUATION

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RELATED / INTERESTS

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EXPERIENCE  / BACKGROUND

Joining Tiger Air in 2018, Brendan is a SYD based A320 FO. Brendan has 20 years experience in the aviation industry, 14 of those years flying in the Air Force.

 

SITUATION

Brendan lives in Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west with his wife Naomi and dog Tigger.  During his time in the Air Force, 5 of those years were long distance from his wife, so he can understand the pressures on commuters.

 

RELATED INTEREST/S

Brendan enjoys cycling, skiing, spending time with family / friends and is a passionate peer supporter.

BRENDAN SMITH

MICHELLE HUNTINGTON

CHRIS HULLEY

EXPERIENCE / BACKGROUND

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SITUATION

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RELATED / INTERESTS

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JASON SEDLOCK

EXPERIENCE  / BACKGROUND

Originally from the United States, I migrated to Australia to play professional basketball. After 10 seasons playing in Mt. Gambier, SA, I commenced my aviation career with the Rex Cadet program at the age of 35 and joined the VA group (Tigerair) in late 2016.

SITUATION

I’ve been married for 13 years to an Australian and we have three young children under 9 years old.

 

RELATED INTEREST/S

I’ve had experience with cadets and teammates dealing with performance anxiety and stress, broken relationships, team dynamics and home sickness. My brother has managed a substance abuse problem, mental health issues and traumatic injury. My dad has successfully beat bladder and prostate cancer.

 

WARREN MACKAY

EXPERIENCE  / BACKGROUND

Commenced first flying job in 1998, I’ve been with Virgin coming on 2 years now. Previous role 15 years was within the air ambulance industry.

SITUATION

I live in Hamilton NZ with my Wife and between us we have 5 children, I have 3 children to a previous relationship, One of which now lives with me full time and the other two live with there mother in Tauranga which is a 1.5 hr drive away, this relationship ended when the children were quite young. Also for the past 9 years we have had my wife’s two grandchildren in our full time care, this came about due to the common trend of teenage pregnancy and then a parent going onto choosing to live a lifestyle not conducive to parenting, including Drug abuse. 

 

RELATED INTEREST/S

Consequently I have some exposure/experience in each of the aspects above and the complexity these adds to life

SCOTT BAKER

EXPERIENCE  / BACKGROUND

With Virgin since 2017, flying the ATR based in Canberra, I came to VAA via general aviation. Over the years I have had a lot of difficulty launching my flying career and have been in and out of aviation over the last 20 years. Outside of flying I have worked in the health industry as a nurse in cancer care, cardiology, general practice and other community roles. My general aviation flying included two years being based at remote towns or communities of Borroloola in the NT and Weipa in north QLD and have experienced the social and family isolation that can be associated with that life, as well as the constant moving and change associated with picking a career in this field.

SITUATION

I am now happily married with two great little kids, and spend most of my time juggling career, family time and childcare.

 

RELATED INTEREST/S

I have met great people in Aviation but have lost best friends in fatal accidents and know how it feels. I have been involved in caring and advocacy for people with disabilities as my sister has cerebral palsy and I grew up helping her to be included in a normal adult life.

 

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