F-18 Jet Pilot to SAS Troop Commander


The guy pictured second from the right here, Robbo, went from being an F-18 Fast Jet pilot to an SAS Troop Commander. Take a second to consider just how extraordinary that achievement is when you take into account the huge attrition rates of both selection and training pipelines and the vastly different nature of each role. When a guy with Robbo’s resume talks, I listen. Hear what Robbo has to say on combat, being out of his comfort zone, stress and his definition of happiness at

Tim Robertson is an ex F18 fighter pilot who got bored of that and then successfully completed the Australian Special Air Service (SAS) Selection course! Robbo then saw operational service in Afghanistan and the Western Desert of Iraq, before leaving the military to: Consult to the United Nations || Advise an oil company in Geneva || Raise a nationally sensitive aviation capability || Start his own aviation company || And return to flying fast jets. He is current on around 40 different fixed and rotary winged aircraft and a highly talented musician. But Robbo talks about defining your happiness, the importance of hard work and overcoming adversity….


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