THE RETRO PILOT
Retropilot is a Brisbane-based design business run by me (James).
The business accidentally began in 2014 after seeking something unique to commemorate the end of my initial military pilot training. Four years and many designs later, Retropilot artwork can be found in homes, messes and Squadron offices right across Australia.
Retropilot is my side hustle, and by day I am a full-time RAAF pilot. I have flown the CT-4B, PC-9A, Hawk-127, F/A-18F Super Hornet and most recently was a Captain on the C-17A Globemaster.
My job has taken me to exotic locations all over the world - I've flown into 10,000' elevation strips in the Himalayas, landed on ice runways in Antarctica, and flown the ILS at East Sale. Many Retropilot designs are based on my own experiences.
I currently work as the Operations Officer for the RAAF's C-17 Squadron - scheduling, crewing and deconflicting the fleet's varied missions around the world.