The best fan-mail ever

I get a fair bit of ‘fan mail’ as editor of CONTACT – I love receiving it – and most of it is heartfelt, encouraging and impactful.

But very occasionally I get a letter or an email that is not only great in itself, but lands on me at exactly the right time.

This one hit me at a very introspective time – a time of immense self doubt and depression – and it lit a new fire in my belly.

It was exactly what I needed, exactly when I needed it.



G’Day Brian,

Check out what I found when I came home to visit my Mum. I bought these when I was in high school. I remember looking forward to each issue and reading it literally cover to cover. And obviously kept them for future reference.

Since those days, I joined the Air Force and trained as a pilot, transitioned back out, and now I’m looking to join the RCAF (Canadians).

I got a real kick out of finding these and remember how much I loved them. I think they had a really positive impact on me when I was in school by keeping me focused on my goal of becoming a fighter pilot.

I still read the online edition and was a part of the ‘campaign’ to bring CONTACT back to print.

I checked and you were the editor then too.

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude for your work. I have never written to an editor before but I feel compelled to let you know how much this magazine has influenced my life in an incredibly positive way. I hope you continue the magazine.

Kind regards.






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Managing Editor Contact Publishing Pty Ltd PO Box 3091 Minnamurra NSW 2533 AUSTRALIA

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