Swapping 787s for 9240s as pilots retrain as header drivers


Global Farmer Network member Andrew Weidemann serves as the chairman of Grain Producers Australia (GPA). This harvest, GPA is working with Qantas as part of the airline’s relocation program; the ag and aviation industries are teaming up in win-win projects where pilots are being redeployed to work in the grains sector.

Read how the pilots’ skills in handling complex pieces of machinery will be put to good use during harvest in this article by Gregor Heard and Bree Swift, published September 13, 2020 in Queensland Country Life.

Andrew Weidemann

Andrew Weidemann

Andrew Weidemann farms with his wife Julie, brother Rodney and his wife Andrea in the Wimmera region in Victoria, Australia where they grow wheat, barley, canola, broad beans, chic and field peas, lentils, oaten and vetch hay along with White Suffolk prime lambs.

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