About Owen Zupp
Owen Zupp is a published author, journalist and experienced
commercial pilot. With over 16,000 hours of varied flight experience he
has flown many creatures, great and small, from outback Australia to all
points across the globe. He holds a Masters Degree in Aviation
Management and in 2007 his first book, Down to Earth, was published,
tracing the combat experiences of a WWII RAF pilot from Dunkirk to D-Day
and beyond. And while he is passionate about aviation, there is more
than one dimension to this award-winning writer.
Owen started his working life as a Paramedic, studying and learning to
fly in between his shifts on the streets of Sydney. Aside from growing
up very quickly at the tender age of nineteen, his term with the NSW
Ambulance Service gave him a life-long sense of perspective and
appreciation of life’s gifts.
His early flying career saw him fly a range of aircraft in remote
regions from the Australian Kimberley’s and New Guinea’s rugged terrain
to the picturesque waters of Micronesia. Gaining an airline position
with Ansett Australia, his career stalled in 2001 with the collapse of
the airline. Yet this hurdle was to provide a turning point that would
see him enter the world of published writing, post-graduate education,
public speaking and even epic flights for charity.
Today, he is still a commercial airline pilot, but with a range of other
projects to occupy his spare time. Wander around this website, read his
blog and get to know Owen a little better.