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Allana (Arnot) Corbin

Allana (Arnot) Corbin

Allana Corbin is an acclaimed author and presenter. Surviving a horrific plane crash in 1990, Allana openly shares her story and her passion and commitment to move forward and succeed.

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Testimonials for Allana (Arnot) Corbin

With lots of challenges being put to delegates over the three days, Allana's presentation was "inspirational", making direct links to key messages heard over the past days of the conference. It was the perfect finale to send delegates on their way.

Australian Primary Principals Association WA 


A really worthwhile session. A memorable person with an inspiring message.

CPA Australia


Of the presentations I saw, Allana's was one of the best at the Expo .I suspect that there were not too many dry eyes at the end of the session. There were a lot of speakers with a motivational/inspirational theme - but Allana's unaffected presentation was the best of them. In fact after the session, I raced off and bought Allana's book.

Housing Industry Association


Allana was the most inspirational speaker I have heard. Her speech set the benchmark for the rest of our conference. She received a standing ovation and the audience was in tears and laughter at different parts of her presentation. A lovely lady with a marvelous story.



Absolutely fantastic. Feedback received from delegates have commented they would have listened to her story all day and what a beautiful lady.

Royal Hobart Hospital


Very professional, entertaining, and fun.

Millennium3 Financial Services Group

Allana (Arnot) Corbin Travels from TAS
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Allana (Arnot) Corbin's Biography

Allana Corbin is an acclaimed author and presenter. Surviving a horrific plane crash in 1990, Allana openly shares her story and her passion and commitment to move forward and succeed.


Allana Corbin’s aviation career began in 1988 when she began working for Balloon Aloft. Allana also began fixed-wing training and skydiving at this time.


On 22nd December, 1990, Allana was crew on a Search & Rescue mission from Camden Airport dispatched to locate a missing training aircraft. The plane Allana was in – a Cessna 210 – suffered a catastrophic engine failure and crashed in the Burrogorang Valley. There were only two survivors from the six on board.


Allana Corbin's story is a thriller of adventure, danger, tragedy and love. She delivers an inspirational story, touching the hearts of all who listen. Allana is the survivor of a tragic plane crash in 1990.

Allana Corbin's life was turned upside down. She was trapped in the wreckage for three excruciating hours while four of her friends died before her eyes. Her injuries were horrific and she was told she would never walk again. Almost unbelievably, twelve months of intensive effort and rehabilitation paid off and Allana said goodbye to her wheelchair for good. She could now walk with the aid of calipers on her legs and two walking sticks. While, however, the physical scars had begun to heal, the emotional scars had not and Allana began a spiral dive into depression even contemplating suicide.

Drawing from her strength and determination, Allana overcame these obstacles inspirationally. One of the biggest challenges was the fear of flying which had, understandably developed. As was becoming her trademark, she did not accomplish this with small steps, but in grand fashion - standing on the wing of a plane 1,000 ft in the air! She then went on to earn a helicopter licence and went on to become the first woman to circumnavigate Australia solo.

In October 1998, Allana launched her autobiography “The Best I Can Be” published by Pan MacMillan. Allana’s second book “Prisoners of the East” was launched in October 2002.


Today, Allana enjoys her commitments on the public speaking circuit, working with various charity organisations while continuing to support the Tasmania Rescue Helicopter Service. Allana is also Mum to five year old twin girls, Indiana and Isabella.


Speaking Topics Include

The Sky is not the Limit - Overcoming adversity and extending your limits, Allana shares the experiences she has had along the way to realising the sky is not the limit.