Back when social distancing and self isolating weren’t a thing, you’d find Doug teaching people how to fly almost every single day. Since opening his flight school, Stick ‘n Rudder in January 2018 things quickly took off … a good flying pun never goes astray here. 

For the most part, his time is spent managing his business but he does sometimes get a day off in between where you’ll probably find him catching a wave on his long board or enjoying a glass of wine with friends.

He’s a perfectionist, likes to do things yesterday and will always find a way to achieve his goals.


Every pilot needs a good co-pilot and that’s where Amy comes in. She may not know how to fly or love turbulence, but her adventurous side keeps her in the air. 

In her day-to-day life, Amy is a Television Producer for two lifestyle travel programs featuring the best Queensland has to offer. They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life. There’s no doubt that this rings true for Amy. 

It’s these skills and passion that provides the glue to keep our show together.