Enthusiast for 33 Years
been our President since May 2010. Neil served as a helicopter
pilot and instructor in the Royal Air force for 20 years from which he
retired as a Squadron Leader. During his service he spent 3 and a half
years on a loan service detachment to Brunei as OC Flying Standards
flying, instructing and examining on a range of helicopters.
Pilot of www.huey.co.uk flying the only privately
owned, civilian UH-1H in the UK. Neil can also be seen flying the North
West Air Ambulance.
over 7,800 flying hours and 16 types on his licence.
picture shows Neil and his partner (now his wife), Heather, together
our first President the late Jimmy Dell with, in the background, their
all time favourite aircraft. Indeed, Neil has the airframe of one of
these, XM172, in his back garden.
if you go to air shows, this is how you might see Neil as he proudly
shows off the Loach Helicopter. This photograph was taken at Waddington
Show 2013 by Club Member, Neville Beckett:-
on 23rd August 2017
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