It’s hard to believe it has been a year since rescue pilot Roger Corbin tragically died in a helicopter crash during a training exercise at Hobart airport. Harder still for his family and his pilot wife Allana who’d previously survived a fatal crash herself and defied predictions she’d never walk, let alone fly again. In a brave and moving piece this week, Amanda Ducker reveals how the resilient Allana has not allowed the tragic events to define her. Whether it’s for hers and Roger’s children’s sake, the business or simply her dedication to the search and rescue efforts in this state – she somehow manages to get out of bed every day, put one foot in front of the other and keep going no matter what. And ever so slowly but surely it seems she is on the way to seeing brighter days.
Elsewhere in the magazine, Tim Martain talks to the founder of Mobart MoBros Tom Windsor in another story about moving on and the amazing power of the human spirit.