spotlightWelcome to this month’s Member Spotlight. Today we meet Adrian Wijeyewickrema who is a Consultant with DKMA. Adrian is a Senior Member of CASI and has been with the Institute for 41 years!


What is your most memorable CASI experience so far? 

Since 1976. Film nights at UTIAS

What’s the highest altitude and speed you’ve reached?
Mach 2 FL 520 (BA SSC)

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What is your current job?
Semi-retired airline and aviation consultant


What is the favourite moment of your career thus far?
Working for Boeing when they owned de Havilland

What was your childhood dream job?
Airline pilot

What is your favourite Aero or Astro activity?
Aviation photography

Guilty pleasure: what can you not live without?
My religious convictions

If Hollywood made a movie of your life, who would you like to see play the lead role?
Tommy Lee Jonestommy_lee_jones

What is the best career advice you’ve ever been offered?
“If you don’t have the time to do it right now, when will you have the time”.  And the story of the nonconforming sparrow.

Where would you like to go that you haven’t been yet?.
African Safari

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Trek (except Deep Space 9)

What decision in your life would you most like to change and why?
I am enjoying my dogs so much I wish I had started adopting dogs earlier in my life.


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