Born in Yorkshire and brought up in Cottesmore, Rutland. This is the period when I started my relationship with aviation. I vaguely remember seeing 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 in Hong Kong untenable.
My interests are aviation, photography and motorsport.