Having come from a non flying family it was the entertainment of an air display that got me interested in aviation. Shortly after leaving school at age 18 I gained my pilots licence, following that I received an aerobatic endorsement. After competing over the past years and with family commitments changing, becoming a display pilot seemed possible. With over 500 hours of aerobatic flying and 600 hours flying Pitts aircraft and a combination of time, financial commitment, training and support from family has resulted in me gaining an Aerobatic Display Authorisation licence in March 2018 and then becoming an Airborne Flying Display Director in January 2022.
My regular day job is an Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer (AFISO) at Cotswold Airport aka Kemble. This job has given me a real insight as to what it's like to be on the other side of the radio.