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AA PODCAST: Father’s Day Series EP 1 – Peter “Weeksey” Weekes

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 18, 2019

We’re introducing a new digital aviation channel to bring you unique insights from around the world.We’re excited to launch the inaugural WOFA Podcast.

What’s WOFA? The World of Aviation!

In today’s podcast we’re chatting to Peter Weekes, call-sign “Weeksey”. Weekes is a former air traffic controller, fighter filot, fighter weapons instructor and is currently a First Officer with Tigerair Australia.

For those in Australia, Father’s Day is quickly approaching and to celebrate, we’re rolling out a series of podcasts to hear how some very special dads have influenced their sons and daughters in the aviation world!

Peter with his father John in 1999. (Peter Weekes)
Peter with his father John in 1999. (Peter Weekes)

We share Peter’s stories growing up with his father John Weekes, an airline pilot with a career spanning TAA, Asiana Airways, Lauda Air and Singapore Airlines, from F27’s to the Boeing 777.

"Weekesy" in action, practising low level flying around Mt Mitchell in the Block II Super Hornet. During this time, he was based at RAAF Amberley. (RAAF/Peter Weekes)
“Weekesy” in action, practising low level flying around Mt Mitchell in the Block II Super Hornet. During this time, he was based at RAAF Amberley. (RAAF/Peter Weekes)

Peter’s brother David Weekes is also a Boeing 737 Captain with Virgin Australia, which is a testament to aviation running deep in their veins.

The Weekes family. From left John, Peter and David. (Peter Weekes)
The Weekes family. From left John, Peter and David. (Peter Weekes)

We hope you enjoy the first of many WOFA Podcasts and stay tuned to more from the Father’s Day series over the coming weeks!

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✅ Know a dynamic father-daughter or father-son duo who would love to share their aviation story? Send us a message at [email protected]

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