After retiring from international cricket, Mike Whitney first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it.
Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far north-west of the state.
“Would you believe, I’m still finding out about new places you can go to for your weekend,” he says.
One of Mike’s favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. “The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical,” he says, “It was such a blast – the whole time I was thinking – I’ve got the best job in the world.”