The Ross Dennerstein Trust

One of our AFAP Jetstar members suddenly passed away this week (1969-2016). The late Captain Ross Dennerstein’s family is establishing a program to conduct research into prevention of Early Cardiac Death.

According to a logbook kept by Graeme Dennerstein, Ross’ father, Ross fell in love with flying at the age of 4 weeks when he took his first flight!

Ross Dennerstein commenced his airline career as a pilot with O’Connor Airways in Mount Gambier and then joined Australian Airlines as their youngest pilot. Ross moved to Qantas and was again its youngest Captain. Ross worked for CASA for two years and then joined Jetstar as Flying Operations Development Manager. His major project was to have night flying approved into Queenstown.

Ross sent a photo to his mother while flying over Queenstown, New Zealand with the caption, “It doesn’t get better than this”.

Ross was always concerned for others' health and would want to prevent others suffering from sudden cardiac deaths.

Ross' Obituary

If you would like to donate, please email find the trust account details below:

Bank Name: Westpac
Account Name: Ross Dennerstein Trust
BSB: 033-165
Account Number: 365-367

In description please provide your name. If you would like a receipt, please send us an e-mail:

receipt request

If you would like to donate to the Trust using a different method, please download the Ross Dennerstein Trust Form.



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