The team at Flinders Island Aviation would like to thank Callum for his service, and wish him the best of luck for the future. Callum has been with us for 2 and a half years, and has made the decision to move on in his aviation career. Today marks Callum’s last day with us, before he starts in his new position on Monday.
Callum joined us back in 2014, immediately after gaining his Commercial Pilot’s Licence and Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating. Starting a commercial flying job with just 200 hours is a very daunting task, however Callum rose to the challenge and has developed into a very skilled pilot accumulating 950 hours flight time with us over his 2 and a half year stint. In addition to developing his flying skills, Callum made a huge impact on our business, and within the Flinders Island community, developing what we know will be, long lasting friendships. His dedication to his job, and willingness to jump in and help out wherever needed has made him a valuable member of our team and the community. Today is a sad day for Flinders Island Aviation, as we lose a valued team member, but also a great opportunity for Callum to progress in his career, and for us to provide the opportunity for the next pilot to begin theirs.
For those who may not have met Callum, or have only seen him on the island occasionally, he has been largely responsible for the timely delivery of the daily mail service to Flinders Island over the past 2 and a half years. This task in itself can be very challenging, at times a constant battle with the weather Flinders Island is famous for. Callum also provided regular charter services for both Flinders Island, and Cape Barren Island groups, as well as tourists visiting the island. It is not uncommon for passengers to arrive in Bridport and ask if they will be flying with Captain Callum, as he truly earns the repect and friendship of all his passengers.
From an operational point of view, the rest of the team will have to band together to fill the void that Callum will leave in our day to day operations. Over the time Callum has spent with us he has also helped us develop our internal procedures, and has taken on responsibilities not normally assigned to a line pilot. There is quite a bit of work that goes on behind the scenes, and Callum is always a reliable and effective assistant. In recent times, Callum has been hard at work mentoring our new pilot Zack, and helping us familiarise Zack with our operation, in preparation for Callum’s departure.
From the team at Flinders Island Aviation, we would like to sincerely thank Callum for the work he has done with us and wish him all the best in his new role. Stay in touch Callum!
P.S – We though we might share some candid photos of Callum’s time with us! Enjoy!