Our Doctors

 

Dr Jeremy Robertson

BAv ME(Aero) MBBS DAME ATPL

I am passionate about aviation, and understand your desire to maintain your pilots licence. More than just being a representative of CASA, I feel strongly that one of the roles of a DAME is that of interpreter between the fields of medicine and aviation. Better understanding on both sides fosters a positive working relationship with the mutual goal of keeping you flying safely.

Prior to training as a doctor, I had a twelve year career as a commercial pilot, where I worked as a flying instructor, charter pilot and international airline pilot. During this period I lost my class 1 medical on two separate occasions, the second time permanently (hence the career change!). I remain actively involved in general aviation, as an instrument rated private pilot and an RAAus Instructor.

Here are a few photos of my recent flying adventures:

…and here is a recent podcast interview I recorded with Australian Aviation, which gives a good bit of background on my aviation career and my transition to medicine: