[14] The Flying Knights

Team Captain: Stuart McDonald

Other Members: TBC

Aircraft: Cessna  C172RG VH-FCI

Fundraising Page: Everyday Hero

The Flying Knights

Team Captain Bio – Stuart (callsign Maverick)


Becoming pilot was a long-held childhood dream influenced by my father (RAAF & Private Pilot), a treasured uncle (Commercial pilot & CFI) and my late grandfather (RAAF).

My earliest aviation memories were as a very young child sitting in the right seat of an aircraft piloted by my father and later in life my proudest moment was, as pilot in command, taking my elderly father for a scenic flight around Perth.

My involvement in the aviation industry as a pilot started later in my life, however, throughout my working life I have worked closely with general, charter and military aviation.

Having lived and worked in remote areas, complex and difficult environments as a peacekeeper (such as the Solomon Islands, Timor Leste & Cyprus), aviation was a crucial part of resupply, medical evacuations and other mission critical tasks.

I have an immense amount of respect and appreciation for the professionalism and challenges often faced by the RFDS pilots, medical staff and support staff in their daily working life.

After 25 years of serving my community and my country I am looking forward to the opportunity to support the RFDS in their most important role in serving our community.



Team Members – TBA

Tentative Navigator (callsign Goose)