Participants

Robert PITCAIRN

Robert PITCAIRN
    Shooting
Birth Date:  26 Jun 1938
Place of Birth:  SUMMERSIDE
Country of birth:  CAN
Age:  79
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  182
Weight (Kg):  90

Events and Medals


Robert PITCAIRN - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 10:00
Queen's Prize Pairs Finals Day 1
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 10:00
Gold Medal Event Queen's Prize Pairs Finals Day 2
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 10:00
Queen's Prize Individual Finals Day 1
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 10:00
Queen's Prize Individual Finals Day 2
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 10:00
Gold Medal Event Queen's Prize Individual Finals Day 3
Finished

Biographical Information


Nickname: Bob (Athlete, 18 Oct 2017)
Hobbies

Hunting (theguardian.pe.ca, 12 Dec 2014)


Position style: Right hand, right eye
Sporting relatives

Son Donald also an accomplished rifle shooter and competed with PITCAIRN at World Long Range Rifle Championships in Brisbane, Australia, in 2011, and at World Long Range Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio, in 2015. (theguardian.pe.ca, 30 Sep 2017)


Reason: Introduced to sport as an air force cadet. (Athlete, 18 Oct 2017)
Ambition: Winning a Commonwealth Games title. (Athlete, 18 Oct 2017)
Additional information

AIR FORCE
Joined Royal Canadian Air Force in 1956 and selected as a pilot; flight instructor for nine years. (theguardian.pe.ca, 30 Sep 2017)

FOILED HIJACKER
In 1974, PITCAIRN was piloting a CP Air flight from Winnipeg carrying 120 passengers. A passenger put a knife to a crew member and hit her, demanding to go to Cyprus. PITCAIRN kept the hijacker confused and ensured he had minimal control. When he made an unscheduled landing in Saskatoon, the hijacker had surrendered in the galley. PITCAIRN escorted him on to the tarmac to police. The airline offered PITCAIRN and his crew a first-class trip to Honolulu but he declined. "My job was to get people safely from A to B. That was my responsibility." (nationalpost.com, 28 Nov 2014; theguardian.pe.ca, 30 Sep 2017)


FAMOUS NAME
Shot his way into the Mission City (British Columbia) Hall of Fame, Canadian Armed Forces Hall of Fame, Dominion of Canada Rifle Association Hall of Fame and Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame. (theguardian.pe.ca, 30 Sep 2017; dcra.ca, 19 Oct 2017)


RETIREMENT
Retired as a commercial pilot in 1998. Last flight on the B-747-400 was on 5 May 1998, from Hong Kong to Vancouver. Had 24,162 hours of flight time on 65 different types of planes. "I enjoyed every hour." (theguardian.pe.ca, 30 Sep 2017)



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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