[29] Juliet's Safaris

Team Captain: Angus James
Other Members:  Anton Stretch, Jack Miller, Julie McIntosh / Michael Brooke share part race
Aircraft: Piper PA32R-300
Team Captain: Angus James
I was born and raised in Katanning..Rural Western Australia, have had a yearning to fly across the out back which all started in my many trips to the Northern Territory as a teenager visiting a friends cattle station.. Flying over the vast land intrigued me so much that I eventually got my own Plane and have it based at Jandakot in WA ,,i now feel very privileged to be joined by some close friends on a wonderful experience raising funds for the RFDS..

My shortened version is was raised on a wheat and sheep farm and attended Perth Boarding school..finished up studying Real Estate and running and owning my own business for the last 20 years..I sold Rural Property for some 12 years before opening my first business in Toodyay. my current business is based in the mining town of Port Hedland where the Royal Flying Drs attend regularly..I am currently based in Perth but have just purchased a property on the Hawskberry River between Richmond and Windsor in NSW to follow my other passion which is Polo....I have two daughters one who loves flying and the other who prefers being very close to mother earth..

This cause is very close to my heart having seen with my own eyes the benefits received by the many station and mining men and women over the years..i am very passionate about our wide open spaces..i would like to make this a very successful event and assist in raising as much awareness and funding as i possibly can..good luck to all the other competitors..the team of JMT
Team Member: Anton Stretch

Anton grew up in Kojonup WA on a sheep and cattle farm. His cousin Digby runs the original farm, Wandoora. Anton attended Jingalup primary school and then on the Christ Church Grammar, Perth where he met Angus James, our team Leader. Anton joined the RAAF and trained on No 47 Navigation course that completed in May 1975. He predominately flew on P3 Orion with 11, 10 and 292 Squadrons. He had a tour with the US Navy in Philadelphia, where he learnt what OAT really meant. Maximum temperature in January one day was -26C. Quickly, 21 years passed and Anton took the opportunity to join Coastwatch under the Customs banner and worked in the Operations Management cell in Canberra from 1995 – 2000. Whereupon, his wife Marcia decided Canberra was too cold and they moved to Perth. Anton stayed with Customs and worked in Intelligence and Border Control areas including a stint as Manger Perth Airport. In 2008, his son James, embarked on a kayaking venture to gain a berth at the London Olympics, that left James’ earthmoving business unattended, so Anton thought with a bit of tuition from his son, he could keep the fires warm for James moving earth all around Perth. James returned in 2013, enough of that he thought, he and Marcia went caravanning to Queensland that brought about another change of pace, where they are now passionfruit farmers in the Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.