In 1990, Marc-Antoine Plourde graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering. While pursuing his dream of becoming a pilot to follow his father’s footsteps, he graduated one year later as a military aviator and was posted to Nova Scotia to fly the CP-140 Aurora, a multi-engine anti-submarine warfare, and maritime patrol aircraft. He retired from the military in 1996 and joined Air
Canada. He currently flies the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and has accumulated over 13,000 hours of flying experience. Since 2000, Marc-Antoine has been offering a program dedicated to helping people who suffer from the fear of flying. For the past 15 years, he has been an aviation analyst with CBC and CTV News.
This exciting life would have most believe that Marc-Antoine’s journey has been one of complete fulfilment. On the contrary, at the age of 30, after having achieved what he believed would be the ultimate success, a career as a commercial airline pilot, he found himself completely disenchanted as he flew right into personal turbulence. Unhappy, unfulfilled, he made it his ultimate objective to find true success, a life well
balanced and a smile on his face.
It took many years but in the end, Marc-Antoine’s journey has led him to a find his own happiness. Not only is he enjoying flying the Dreamliner but most importantly, he found his true life purpose by becoming a professional speaker and sharing the lessons he has learned.
Every single human being deserves fulfilment. Are the decisions we make on a daily basis taking us towards that goal? By sharing personal stories and anecdotes from his time as a military and commercial airline pilot, Marc-Antoine takes his audience on a captivating and humorous journey that leaves no one indifferent. His keynote is not only entertaining but thought provoking. Every positive change we bring to our lives starts with a moment of awareness. Marc-Antoine’s strength is all about creating those moments.