From an early age I knew I wanted to be an engineer of some sorts. I'd always had an interest in how and what made things work, so from an early age I used to enjoy taking things apart and fixing them. This fascination moved to motor bikes and vehicles through my early teenage years.
After leaving school the mystery of Aviation and the chance to learn new theories and processes drew me to Northbrook College at Shoreham Airport where I spent 3 years learning and training to be a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. After passing my examinations and being issued with an Aircraft Maintenance Licence by the CAA I remained in the General Aviation industry.
I spent many years travelling to various GA Airfields along the South of England running an engineering support company with my brother offering contracted engineering services to a number of maintenance organisations covering simple Cessna 150 to Hawker HS125’s.
I started at Goodwood in 1998 on a 6 Month contract and truly fell in love with the organisation. As the years passed opportunities became possible to develop my engineering licence and take on a more responsible position with Goodwood Aircraft Engineering. I took on the role of Chief Engineer over in 2008. I really enjoy the balance of managing a busy, dynamic maintenance organisation with hands on activities whenever possible.
The wide variety of aircraft we maintain here at Goodwood helps keep the services we offer varied and exciting. Whether I’m certifying for a 100 Hour Inspection on a complex Pilatus PC12 or an Annual Inspection on our GFS Harvard, they all deserve the same level of professional service, each with their differing personal skills and rewards. The atmosphere within the GA community is difficult to beat and I look forward to it continuing at Goodwood for many years to come.