Ia Kochiashvili

Dear Captain Richard, I just finished reading Fly! and I wanted to thank you for this wonderful book. I really liked the way it is written. Apart from the fact that the subject of resilience is extremely interesting and all elements are well described in the book, I also loved the way the chapters are… Read More Ia Kochiashvili

PTS/PTSD (name withheld)

Hi Rich, I have just read your chapter on PTS/PTSD. To say you have insight is an understatement!   I have PTSD, Major Anxiety Disorder,and Major Depressive Disorder from my deployment to Afghanistan. I held a military career for 10 years as an Advanced Medic before being medically discharged. I was gutted. I have trouble talking… Read More PTS/PTSD (name withheld)

David Allen (Oil and Gas Industry)

Thank you for FLY!   I am on my second read! 28 years in oil and gas has imbedded a personal culture of risk management to minimise catastrophic consequences. Your analyses of trip hazards, near misses, first aids, medical treatments and failures resonated with me as they all paid off during my career, resulting in FLY… Read More David Allen (Oil and Gas Industry)

Chris Ainsworth

I use FLY! in our Post Grad Emergency and Disaster Management Leadership course.   An excellent resource, particularly the Chapter 7 on Leadership. Chris Ainsworth  MBA GCertPM  CEMR Fulbright Alumnus Lecturer, Emergency and Disaster Management Department of Transport, Emergency and Safety Sciences CQUniversity

Troy Dodds

I’ve just finished your book FLY!, and wanted to congratulate you on it. I found it very inspiring and got plenty out of it in terms of crisis management. While my job is very different to yours, it’s amazing the parallels that exist. I’ve particularly passed on to my team about ‘focus on what’s working,… Read More Troy Dodds

Bill (surname withheld)

I have just finished reading FLY! after borrowing it from the Rural Fire Service Library in Sydney. Congratulations on a fantastic job. As a captain in a RFS Brigade, I am encouraging other members in my team to read this book not only as an inspiration (which it is), but especially to stress the importance… Read More Bill (surname withheld)

Tony Greenwood LL.B

As a lawyer I read lots of material, and my read of FLY! by Captain Richard De Crespigny was one book I could not put down. Remaining calm, pulling it all together, and drawing on his only available resources at a critical time, under pressure and with much at stake, is a monumental feat. Like… Read More Tony Greenwood LL.B

Dean Mills

I enjoyed FLY immensely.   It’s a great follow on to QF32. Your business insight catering at all levels from practical homegrown experience to running a corporation or indeed an aircraft all require ‘open and honest communication and feedback’. I reconcile very much with the Patick Lencioni reference as we used this text to bring our… Read More Dean Mills

Sami Mäkeläinen

FLY! in short, is a brilliant piece of work.  Never before has a book front- and back cover undersold the contents as much; usually the opposite happens. FLY! is an awesome, concise work better described as a “Thorough guide to life, leadership and teamwork – complete with handy checklists”. Highly recommended Sami Mäkeläinen Technology Insights Principal Strategy… Read More Sami Mäkeläinen