Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Sea Planes Land on the Big River

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Sea Planes Land on the Big River

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Byline: Caitlan Charles @dailyexaminer.com.au

AFTER flying commercial planes for Qantas for most of his life, Jack Peters retired in 2005 as a captain and began instructing people to fly sea planes.

"That's my job now, to keep my head going," he said.

Mr Peters had come to the Clarence Valley with his sea plane the Jolly Roger in order to endorse Red Rock resident Phil Clare as a pilot, sell him the Jolly Roger and enjoy a weekend of flying around the Clarence.

After selling the Jolly Roger, Mr Peters said he's going to keep his feet on the ground for a while.

"I'm happy to be an earthling," he said. "You can give a kid too much ice cream. I've flown everything, one, two, three, four-engine airliners, aircraft, piston, turbo prop, pure jet, 30,000 hours, I'm over it.

"I've got to the point where I want to sit on the balcony and watch other people do it. …

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