Industry Influencers: Bob Tait

Virtually anyone involved in aviation in Australia will know of this Hall of Famer. But who is he really? And why has he left such an indelible mark on the lives of up-and-coming Aussie pilots? Aero Circus investigates

BOB HAS spent the vast majority of his working life in aviation. In his own words, “I am just an 80-year-old who does a job I enjoy”. Easy to say, maybe not so easy to actually achieve. So, how did he get to where he is today?

Once upon a time in the north

Robert Stewart Charles Tait was born in Innisfail, Queensland, a few short months before the Battle of Britain would dominate social media feeds around the world. He first fell in love with aviation at around 7 years old, and soon knew that was what he wanted to do with his life.

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