Jeff started flying in 1967 in the South African Air Force. He flew mainly helicopters and was an instructor at Central Flying School Dunnottar on Harvards.
The highlight of his time in the air force was being appointed Personal Adjutant to the then Chief of the Air Force Lt Gen R. R. “Bob” Rogers. He left after 12 years achieving the rank of Major.
He then joined South African Airways as a 3rd officer on B707’s and 747 classics. As a co-pilot he flew 727’s, 737’s and 747 classics. During this time went on contract to All Nippon Airways in Tokyo.
After attaining the JCAB ATP, was based in Sydney for 18 months. On returning to SAA, received his command on Airbus A300 and 737-300’s and -800’s. After 22 years with SAA, Jeff joined Nippon Cargo Airlines who were recruiting JCAB ATP holders as co-pilots on 747 classics. He had bases in San Francisco, Amsterdam and Tokyo.
Jeff also had the opportunity to upgrade on to the 747-400’s. After retiring in 2011,
Jeff joined Flight Safety in 2012. Pastimes include golfing, walking and trying to keep up with four fantastic grandkids.