Born in Yorkshire and brought up in Cottesmore, Rutland. This is the period when I started my relationship with aviation. I vaguely remember seeing a white Handley Page Victors in flight in the early sixties flying over the village, only to be replaced by Vulcans, Canberras and Argosies at Cottesmore in the early seventies.
I joined the RAF in August 1977, and was lucky to be a Flight Engineer on Nimrods and TriStars. After completing 20 years of service I left to fly Boeing 747’s with Air Hong Kong, Virgin Atlantic and Dragonair. In 2008 my career as an FE came to an end and I went onto teach the Gulfstream G550/450 and G650 to pilots trained with FlightSafety International until very recently. Covid-19 made working I Hong Kong untennable.
I have been married to Margaret for 41 years and have two adult offspring. We have recently moved to Newark from the Cotswolds in an attempt to retire where I was a Parish Councillor for a wonderful Cotswold village.
My interests are aviation, photography and motorsport.