First flights in the Air Training Corps, glider and Chipmunk, aged 15. Started hang gliding in 1976 and then built trike unit for his hang glider and self-taught powered flying in 1981. Became a microlight instructor in 1983. Ran a microlight school at Enstone until 2006 teaching weightshift microlight pilots and Instructors. Joined the BMAA as CEO in October 2006 where he resides to this day. Became a GASCo Director in 2007 representing the BMAA. Became Treasurer of GASCo in 2014.