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26 September 1967 |
|Occupation||CEO sUAS News Group|
Editor of sUAS News  an unmanned aviation news website. Hot air balloon pilot and current holder of the South African Hot Air Balloon Altitude record. The record was set on 9 May 2005 when he flew to an altitude of 30,334 feet (9,246 m) with DJ Lev David, on a flight in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. The flight  took off from Estcourt Airfield and the landing took place just outside Weenan
Currently living in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands and working on projects involving Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS
In 2010 with Chris Anderson, Gary created the T3  competition on popular drone building enthusiasts site DIY Drones  He remains the chief judge for the competition. In July 2010 he was the first person to fly a fixed wing unmanned aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow in Hampshire,England. He flew the Boomerang wing with an AttoPilot autopilot inside.
Served in the RAF 1984-1988
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- "Tiny drones perform in indoor arena". http://www.ainonline.com. Retrieved 7 Feb 2014. External link in
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