Pilot Mark CarrMark has over 20,000 flying hours.  He made his first solo flight in an Auster at the age of 16.  He joined the Royal Australian Navy as a pilot at 18 and after training, flew navy Macchi jets, HS748 transports, then Grumman 'Tracker' anti-submarine aircraft from the deck of the aircraft carrier, HMAS Melbourne.  He then became a flying instructor and trained navy and air force pilots to fly the Macchi jet trainer.  After the Hawke Labor government scrapped Australia's aircraft carrier capability, Mark transferred to the Royal Australian Air Force and continued to instruct on the Macchi, then trained pilots to fly the Lockheed 'Orion' long-range patrol aircraft.

With a desk job looming, Mark became an airline pilot in 1987, and flew Fokker Friendships, Fokker 50s and Boeing 737s with Ansett Australia until the infamous Australian Pilots' Dispute of 1989, after which he left Australia to join Cathay Pacific Airways Limited in Hong Kong.  There, he flew Boeing 747s then Airbus A330, A340 and A340-600s until taking the opportunity to be based back in Australia in 2006.

Currently, Mark flies Cathay Pacific Airbus A330s and A350s between Melbourne and Hong Kong and elsewhere, but he much prefers to be flying one of his two military trainers based at the Benalla Aviation Museum, Victoria, Australia.  Mark is the owner and sole director of Military Air Training Heritage Pty Ltd.