James Nixon is a capitalist who, successful in his own business, started flying at 26 and achieved everything required to become an airline pilot in three years. Recently retired to a writer's life after 31 years flying.
A change-agent, skilled in all aspects of and presentation creative conceptualisation. Experienced at high-level negotiations.
Good marketer, writer & communicator, whose trademark is an ability to do the job to a professional standard with a keen sense of humour and abundance of enthusiasm.
Believes that growing old is mandatory but growing-up is optional ... Currently ON TOUR in Melbourne, but as near as your email.
Lifestyle Is Everything
Drinking an 'Iron-Man' smoothie at OJ's in Saigon, riding around Albert Park Lake or along the beachfront from Port Melbourne to Brighton, taking Slopalong Placidly for coffee at Williamstown followed by lunch at The Fisho’s Club, catching live Australian music, listening to archive recordings of Alistair Cooke’s Letters From America, audiobooks from audible.com and podcasts.
Reading Clive James, Bill Bryson, playing George Gershwin's piano chords, hearing Terry Clark's jazz piano improvisations, visiting Bluestone Lane in New York City and spending hot summer mornings sitting at Dundas Place Cafe in Albert Park.
Simulator & Line Training Reports
"His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of curiosity."
"I would not breed from this Captain."
"This Captain is really not so much of a has-been,
but more of a definitely won't-be."
"When he opens his mouth, it seems it is only to
change whichever foot was previously in there."
"He has carried out each and every one
of his duties to his entire satisfaction."
"He would be out of his depth in a car park puddle."
"This young man has delusions of adequacy."
"Since my last report he has reached
rock bottom, and has started to dig."
"He sets low personal standards and
then consistently fails to achieve them."
”This Captain should go far
and the sooner he starts, the better."
"In my opinion this pilot should not
be authorised to fly below 250 feet."
"Works well when under constant supervision
and cornered like a rat in a trap."
"This man is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot."
The British military writes OFR'S (Officer Fitness Reports).
The form used for Royal Navy and Marines fitness reports is the s206.
The above are actual excerpts taken from people's "206's"
Courtesy of the ABC's Terry Lane.
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