Mr David Pullinger has made an outstanding contribution to Australia’s Antarctic Program.

As a helicopter pilot, Mr Pullinger has supported scientific and operational tasks in Antarctica. He has applied his great experience and skill with energy and commitment.

Mr Pullinger has been chief pilot on challenging projects. He has been responsible for planning and safety of helicopter support. His contribution to scientific operations during deep field glaciological programs in the Prince Charles Mountains were crucial to their success.

Mr Pullinger has an outstanding safety record. He reinforces the safety requirements of any operation. He has developed innovative approaches to challenging aviation needs. These include developing safe and effective methods to transport difficult loads in Antarctic conditions.

Mr Pullinger has delivered outstanding aviation support. He has displayed professionalism, dedication, innovation and uncompromising standards. His insight, innovative thinking and commitment to safety have set him apart as an outstanding Antarctic expeditioner.