Robert Roughton’s background is in corporate management with Australian and multinational corporations in the electronics industry. In addition to managing his own software company providing specialized support to corporations including one of the world’s largest emergency medical support corporations and several multinational banks he is currently a customer technical support manager with a major multinational consumer electronics corporation.
His academic achievements include a Master of Management, MBA and Master of Arts (Writing)
Robert has a deep interest in flying, and accumulated several million air miles in the course of his career. Being a very frequent customer on several airlines, he has been invited into the cockpit on several occasions, including a memorable sideslip landing at Singapore Changi in severe weather. Yes! The Captain really does say “I have the aircraft” when he takes control from the First Officer at the last moment.
His flight experience at the controls includes light planes and a helicopter, and he has used his observations and knowledge of cockpit and airport procedures, plus the technical aspects and flight characteristics of the various aircraft in Natanz to ensure the in-flight action is true to life.
He has been on aircraft that have suffered an engine out during takeoff, an in-flight engine fire and a wind sheer incident at Dallas Fort Worth, plus dozens of inevitably bumpy sideslip landings and go-arounds at Wellington, New Zealand.
His first book, Natanz combines his interests in aircraft and politics and is particularly relevant to current Middle East politics.
His second book, Love Betrayed explores teenage love, betrayal and suicide.
Robert’s latest book Scrivener V3 for Windows is a visual tutorial on the program he uses in all his writings. This book explains how to get the most from Scrivener from first jottings to self publishing in multiple formats on all the popular author platforms. This book will be released alongside the Scrivener V3 Windows release, now anticipated for late 2020.