The ABC story at http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/11/19/2747466.htm makes interesting reading – though I’m amused at the file photo they managed to find. That he happens to be one of Cleo magazine’s top 50 eligible bachelors is academic – unless you’re a single babe on a manhunt….
It’s his ability to work his way through an emergency and come up with a good outcome which is important. Sometimes weather conditions change so rapidly that pilots can be caught out. Good training goes a long way to mitigating these events.