Chris started gliding while at Hatfield Polytechnic in 1983 (solo at 18 after 26 launches and 5.5 hours in the air). He then continued to fly a variety of gliders eventually owning a share in a standard Libelle. Chris now has around 250 hours in gliders, has flown in a number of “club class” competitions and has flown gliders in Spain, France and Australia. In 1996, Chris gained his PPL whilst in Australia (where he lived for a year), flying C152, C172 and PA28 to various remote airfields, and, on returning home to the UK, converted this to a UK PPL and then flew a number of light aircraft including Chipmonk (glider towning), Beagle Pup and C152.
In 2012, he came to Microlighting at Kemble Flying club – loved flying the Eurostar, and became an instructor (FIR) in 2015. Then upgraded to FI in 2017. In 2018, Chris added a GR rating to his licence (ground examiner and revalidation ratings) . His total hours are now around 1200.
Chris loves all forms of flying and enjoys teaching both in the air and on the ground. Ambitions – to become an examiner, do more maintenance , spend more time flying & instructing!
When Chris isn’t flying, he works for IBM as a managing consultant.