We recently caught up with our friend Owen Zupp to talk with him about the many ups and downs he’s experienced in his career and, most importantly, his current grounding for medical reasons (starts at 1:20 into the episode). We touch on the importance of resilience and how many of the traits that make a good pilot can also help a person get through adversity.

In the second half of the show, we also chat with Owen about the final flight of Qantas’ last 747-400 that drew a flying kangaroo as it departed Australian skies (from 22:16 into the episode). The discussion covers the flight path, the planning, how it was loaded into the flight management system and what it was like being in California during the height of COVID lockdowns.

Cover image credit: Kirrily Zupp