Matt Hall

One of the world's most respected pilots.


Matt Hall is a unique story of an ordinary man doing extraordinary things.

Matt is an experienced speaker who specialises on his core strengths of Goal Setting (short, medium and long term), Risk Management (in all areas of life from getting shot at to career changing decisions), and Prioritisation (time management).

He is able to convey his story of humble beginnings, but setting unimaginable goals then pushing himself hard to exceed them. A highly self-disciplined individual, Matt is respected for his ability to
communicate with people at all levels and is greatly admired for his focus under pressure and leadership qualities. He is an outstanding motivator and is a popular public speaker, mentor and role model.

Matt Hall is a fantastic story of a very proud Aussie who always looks forward and now says, “…I can and I will…”.

Previous experience

RAAF: A retired Wing Commander Fighter Pilot in RAAF, he is a combat veteran of Iraq, with USAF medals for heroism under fire in his F-15E, supporting troops on the ground.

Pilot: Matt is a highly credentialed and skilled fighter pilot- he was once the RAAF’s Fighter Pilot of the Year – with nearly 2000 F/A-18 Hornet hours, over 500 hours in the F-15E Strike Eagle, including combat, who ranked at the top of his class in every military flying course he ever undertook. In 2009, following a decorated career as a RAAF combat fighter pilot, Australia’s very own top gun became the first Australian ever to compete in the Red Bull Air Race World Championships, the fastest and most exciting sport on the planet.

Matt finished the season third overall to become the first rookie in history to end his debut season on the podium. Not bad for a normal kid growing up on a NSW central coast farm being told “…you can’t…”.

Red Bull Air Race: He has since won seven rounds of the Red Bull Air Race World Championships and in 2019 became Australia’s first ever air race WORLD CHAMPION. He also finished runner-up in the world title standings three times.

Author: Matt Hall is the author of The Sky Is Not The Limit and can include book sales and signings with any keynote.


Talking Points
Risk Management
Excelling Under Pressure
Situational Awareness
Clarity in Complex Environments
High Performance
Recovering from adversity
Maximising team success
Team building and trust
Preparing to succeed
Motivation and goal setting
Achieving your dreams