Quick intro about me. My nickname since 1980 has been ‘Chann’, not a china man, it is an abbreviation of my surname that has kind of stuck with me over the years…
I have been into aviation since I was a child in the late 70’s. Joined the Army in the 80’s (hence the nick name) and worked with Army helicopters for 23 years. Having caught the flying bug, I completed the Private Pilots Course in the early 90’s at Old Sarum in Wiltshire and hold a PPL.
As flying light aircraft exceeded my budget, I moved on to build and fly model RC aeroplanes, passing a few tests with my local club.
Life moved along and got in the way during the 2000’s as I left the Army and started my civilian career.
Today I teach Army pilots how to operate the Apache Attack helicopter on board systems at Middle Wallop. The aviation theme has never left me
Last year I was bought a Hubsan 502S for a bit of fun and I have used it on and off, but having now also got myself hooked into the photography bug I am looking to move up and get a better drone with a decent camera.
The Mavic Air is the drone I intend to purchase this weekend, having spent time umming and arring over the Air and the Anafi. Hopefully I have chosen well.
So that’s me, in a nutshell. I do have a few newbie questions, that I really should google - but hoping that you expert knowledge and experience will provide much better results. .
- Is there a club local to Salisbury?
- Insurance - I will no doubt need some, all advice welcome.
Looking forward to catching up and staying in touch as this new line of my aviation adventure begins.