Nils originally learnt to fly gliders at age 14, with the Wolds Gliding Club at Pocklington. Moving on to gain a PPL(A) and SLMG by 19, he intended to pursue a career in the airlines after finishing school. Eyesight rules at the time prevented this, leading to a career in Mechanical Engineering and lots of spare time to fly in the intervening 13 years, as well as being a part time Flight Information Service Officer at Sywell Aerodrome.
Regional Safety Officer North
In 2003 eyesight rules changed and Nils finally made it to the airline industry in 2007 after working as a part-time flying instructor. He recently became a Captain for https://www.jet2.com/, flying the Boeing 737 but still instructs at Peterborough Sibson, His engineering knowledge continues to be useful too; he is an independent Quality consultant for four light aircraft engineering business in the Midlands and the South-East.
Favourite aircraft: Anything that flies
Favourite safety phrase: Better late than never!