Balance for wholesome living

Craig Denis Nicholson


Writer, Inspirational Speaker and Professional Pilot.


Craig Nicholson


         Craig Nicholson is a writer, speaker, professional pilot, and the author of the Wholesome Balance group of websites. He also has an interest in family, photography, nature, birds (only the feathered type since he's been married), geometry and personal growth.

         He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. After graduating from High School, he spent 12 years in the South African Air Force as a pilot and flying instructor. He also got interested in research and writing in several areas, including personal and spiritual growth. In the 1980s he self-published “Helping Perspectives," a booklet of inspirational poetry, and "Freedom for South Africans," a booklet on the current political situation in South Africa under apartheid. In it he proposed some non-racial solutions which would foster fairness, security and freedom for all South Africans. He also got involved in volunteer work and public speaking, mainly with The Summit Lighthouse, his spiritual organization of choice. 

         In 1987 he resigned from the Air Force with the rank of Major and as a Flight Commander on 17 Squadron to pursue a civilian flying career. A year later he immigrated to Canada and became a Canadian citizen. He has worked in various areas including flying helicopters and as a civil aviation inspector. He flew in the oil patch, in the Arctic, as an Air Ambulance/EMS pilot and for a scheduled helicopter airline service. He continued his research and writing, including on living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. In 2000 he created the Balance for Wholesome Living website. (It now also contains websites on poetry, photography, sacred geometry, the abortion debate and marijuana.)

          He is happily married to a wonderful wife with two children and two grandchildren.


If you are interested in inviting him as a guest speaker on any
of the subjects covered on these websites, please contact him.

Captain Craig Nicholson - Air Ambulance pilot

Air Ambulance Captain on AW139 Helicopter


Craig Nicholson - Instructor at CFS  Dunnottar

Flying Instructor at Central Flying School Dunnottar - 1983


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