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I am a song writer, self-trained guitarist, & piano player. I have owned and played both a six string and twelve string acoustic guitar for 40+ years. I purchased my first piano at the age of 21 which I placed in my parents home as I did not have a home of my own at that time. Years later my children bought me a lovely Les Paul Epiphone Electric Guitar which I love playing as well. I became a member of Socan through a song I wrote called 'I'm The One' which I did for a program my wife headed up on the Sunshine Coast called 'The Older Workers" Program. I brought in the expertise of Mike Young, a professional guitar player and Deborah Ledon, a professional singer living in the Vancouver area. We recorded the track in a local Vancouver studio at the home of an engineer who worked with music store LONG & MCQUADE.
I have been a certified pilot since 1971. In 1978, I acquired a Airline Transport Pilot's License. Over the years I have accumulated 10,000 hrs in a variety of aircraft and have flown primarily throughout North America, chiefly in the north and Arctic, for both charter and corporate operations. In 1996 I was chief pilot for a 705 aircraft operation operating Super DC-3's.