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Simon Thew

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simonName: Simon Thew
Nickname: Chopper

How long have you been at Hukafalls Jet?
2nd time working at Hukafalls Jet - 12 years driving jet boats

What do you love about your job?
Having the best of both worlds - able to be outside whilst still being able to engage the brain with paper work and people contact.

What do you do in your spare time?
Family and chopping down trees

Funniest moment on a Hukafalls Jet boat?
Having to strip down to undies and dive underneath the boat to remove weed from the intake grill.

Favourite part of your job or the Hukafalls Jet trip?
Looking at the sheer exhilaration and reactions of clients after they have finished their trip, and knowing that I was part of that experience.

Most embarrassing moment?
Speaking to a bloke when in fact it was a female!

What do you want people to know about you?
The voices that I hear in my head are real and they really do talk to me!

Married? Kids? Pets? Toys?
Yes, Ryan and Olivia, no, as far as toys go, I have an 880 Stihl magnum chainsaw.