This 'techno-biography' is written for those who, like him, have hydraulic oil flowing through their veins. However also gives readers of a non-flying background an insight into military and civil aviation. Sit in the cockpit with Mark and gain a rare insight into how these amazing machines, that we now take for granted, work, and how the men and women in the cockpits and flight decks operate them safely and efficiently. "I wanted to do justice to all of the wonderful aircraft that I have flown, a credit to their designers, manufacturers, and the people who maintained them....I sincerely hope that the reader, of whatever age or background, finds the work informative, entertaining, and possibly even inspiring." His story is also entwined with historical context including his first-hand account of the infamous Australian Pilots' Dispute of 1989 and life as an expatriate in Hong Kong.