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Chuck McElwee’s Inspiring Story

Flying high with adventure in his wake

Self-proclaimed “grumpy old bastard” aviation superstar Chuck McElwee started his life dreaming of becoming a veterinarian, but the skies beckoned, and he never looked back. The ex-US navy flier revisits his career where he earnt his call sign “chucker”, flew Phantoms in Vietnam War and trained pilots for commercial and private licenses in Western Australia.

Take a journey with Chuck as he guides a student, flying solo after his instructor passed out, to the ground to land his craft. Learn about his emergency landing on a suburban street, and laugh with Chuck as he talks about his venture with the Mile High Club.

Listen to Chuck McElwee’s Inspiring Story.