Founder & Aerospace Geek
Civil Aviation Safety Authority Accreditation
Licence No: ARN: 547209
Flight Crew Licence – Air Transport Pilot Licence Aeroplane
Type Rating Endorsements:
- Boeing 777/787,
- Airbus 330,
- Airbus 320,
- DHC8 Low Level Rating: AMA (Aerial Stock Mustering),
- Aircraft Radio Operators Licence (AROC)
- Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) – Drone Operator in the fully unlimited category (i.e. any drone, anywhere, any time) CASA RPAS Notification ID: 19272
Issued in accordance with Part 61 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1988
Cran - Founder & Aerospace Geek
Born in Brisbane, Cran has had a lifelong obsession with all things aerospace. Being a pilot since the age of 16, his career has taken him from flying clinic runs for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in outback Australia, to being qualified on multiple commercial jet airliner types. Cran currently flies the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with one of Australia’s leading international airlines.
Cran is also a qualified Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) controller, being one of the first in Australia to be granted Chief Pilot approval by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. This position involved overseeing and facilitating a basic drone controllers training program for Brisbane high school students.
Another keen interest shared jointly with his sons, is rocketry. During Australia’s first International Model Rocketry meet in 2015, Cran witnessed how engaging rocketry was for children of all ages and developed It’s Rocket Science Adventures to promote the significant educational benefits that the science of rocketry and flight could offer all school students across multiple subjects. With his love of public speaking and passion for aero-science, it is Cran’s desire to inspire the aerospace professionals of tomorrow.
Cran Middlecoat is someone who’ll inspire the attendees at your next event. His personal story of survival and reinvention will help you see your own potential is unlimited. His keynote presentations are engaging and will leave you feeling motivated to achieve your goals.
Cran struggled at school and was the quiet kid at the back of the classroom. He struggled with traditional learning. This helps Cran to be that hands-on motivating educator that he needed so much.
“Forces mainly invisible to human perception are what make flying possible. The same can be said for inspiring and motivating another human being. We are placed on this Earth to make a positive difference in the lives of others, I relish speaking at conferences and at schools as it gives me the opportunity to be a positive influence on many people.” Cran
Contact Cran today to get more information on how he can transform your event.
Connecting With All Ages
Schools, Corporate & Community
Aerospace and aviation are part of daily life. Our goal is to connect all ages and abilities with direct access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) projects and design challenges to investigate how and why things fly. It’s Rocket Science is extraordinarily unique, making the understanding of flight, rocketry and space technology engaging and achievable for everyone.
Tailored For You
Offering the rare opportunity to be immersed in spectacular and safe learning experiences!. Our tailored STEM innovation programs cater for:
- School incursions,
- OSHC and Vacation Care,
- Community groups and parties,
- Team building activities
Our experiment-based programs are specifically designed to reinforce STEM subjects and are directly aligned with the Australian Curriculum (ACARA), delivering pathways for STEM learning, innovation and entrepreneurial skills from early childhood in lesser known areas of learning.
The It’s Rocket Science Adventures team are passionate and qualified industry specialists bringing unique experiences direct to the classroom, empowering young learners with real-world applications in space sciences, future problem solving and engineering innovations. We are motivated to ignite curiosity, enhance creativity and promote STEM skills ready to meet future workforce needs.
We Come To You. Everything Done!
Providing the rare opportunity to explore the exciting fields of aerospace, aviation and rocket science, students will conduct experiments themselves, not just observe a demonstration. Our live and challenging outdoor incursion experiences have Australian educators eager to ignite the curriculum with fun!
- Digital resources
- Curriculum matched activities
- Full safety and liability certificates
- Fun memorable learning experience