I was born in South Africa in 1954. Joined the South African Air Force in 1973 as a pupil pilot. Served in the SAAF as a pilot till 1995. Aftyer the Air Force I joined SA Airlink, a regional feeder airline in South Africa. After 11 years with Airlink I resigned to take up a VIP flying position with Dubai World in the UAE. I am married to Rulene since 1979 and have two sons.