Born in Yorkshire and brought up in Cottesmore, Rutland. This when I started by relationship with aviation, remembering white Handley Page Victors in flight in the early sixties flying over the village, only to be replaced by Vulcans, Canberras and Argosies.

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 now teach Gulfstream G550 and G650 to pilots with FlightSafety International.

I have been married to Margaret for 41 years and have two adult offspring. We have recently moved to Newark in an attempt to retire, previously a Parish Councillor for a wonderful Cotswold village. Unfortunately, my retirement failed and I am now teaching Gulfstream products in HK (only to finance a Nomad).

My interests are aviation, photography and motorsport.