Old 18th Aug 2011, 22:18
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Peter3127
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: 'Stralia
Age: 53
Posts: 227
The consummate professional, and a great bloke

I did not know Gary but had the pleasure of meeting him on two occasions after the Sydney to Hobart of 1998 where his airmanship contributed greatly to the rescue of the survivors of the Winston Churchill. On both of those occasions Gary revealed himself to be a most engaging and humble man who was very generous of his time. He was of course the very definition of the professional rotary pilot.

Personally, it was meeting Gary that inspired me to learn to start the long process of saving to learn to fly helicopters. In a sad irony that training started this month. May he rest in peace.
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