Presently living in Coningsby village, Lincolnshire, watching the Typhoon jets and the Battle Of Britain Flight aircraft. Took part in Exercise Blackbird 1994.
Welcome to the Forum Brian. Funnily enough my older brother (also Brian!) lived there too although he is moving to Australia in a couple of months. Love to see any photos you might have.......we loooove photos on here!
Thanks for the welcome Baz62. I do have some photos to share if you so wish. Would not want to post in the wrong part of the Forum though. Any suggestions as to where best placed?
Post by aidancartwright on Apr 18, 2021 20:03:42 GMT 12
Hi there, my name is Aidan and I'm 13 years old. I am currently learning to be a glider pilot at Piako Gliding Club just north of Matamata. I am also a member of the Young Eagles at Waikato Aviation at Hamilton Airport. I am very much into all aspects of aviation but especially into Warbirds/military aircraft. One of my lifes biggest goals is to become a warbird pilot/display pilot and an airline pilot for hopefully Air New Zealand. I am a member of Piako Gliding Club (as mentioned), the Tiger Moth Club of NZ (as of a few days ago) and am planning on becoming a volunteer at Classic Flyers in Tauranga, and am also planning on becoming an associate member of NZ Warbirds.
Here are some photos of me and a few of my main heroes and role models at Wings over Wairarapa last Feb: Photo 1: Keith Skilling and I after his Waco display (note Marty Cantlons NuWaco and Bevan Dewes Chippy in the background. Bevan is another main hero and role model of mine) Photo 2: Graeme Frew (Full Noise owner and pilot) and Mark O'Sullivan (Steadfast owner and pilot) and me right
Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 18, 2021 20:25:50 GMT 12
It's great to have you here Aidan.
I know Aidan personally, he's very enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about aviation for someone his age, with a real passion for the topic, and he comes from an aviation-minded family. I hope members here will give him some great support and advice, and answer his questions, as he progresses through his aviation training and career.
Post by JollyGreenSlugg on Apr 18, 2021 21:44:15 GMT 12
G'day Aidan, good to see you here. This is a friendly group, and I'm sure you'll get plenty of encouragement and support. Most of us started in aviation in a similar way, and it's a lot of fun. All the best, go well! Cheers, Matt.
Hi there, my name is Aidan and I'm 13 years old. I am currently learning to be a glider pilot ... and am planning on becoming a volunteer at Classic Flyers in Tauranga.
Hello Aidan - I've picked out two points you make; good to see you are learning to fly gliders and wishing to be a volunteer at Classic Flyers where I am to be found most Sunday afternoons. Were you among the Young Eagles who visited in ZK-WAM and ZK-UFS yesterday?