Ken has held a flying licence for over 30 years. His experience ranges from flying the 4 engined Boeing 707 to the twin engined Bell 429 Helicopter.
With over 2,000 'incident free' flying hours spread across more than 20 types of aircraft in over a dozen countries, his flying skills and safety record are enviable.
Ken is also the 'Accountable Manager' (European Aviation Safety Agency & U.S Federal Aviation Administration) post holder for a heavy jet engine overhaul facility (Summit Aviation), a helicopter maintenance facility (Heli Charter) and a jet engine test facility (Gloucester Jet Test Centre).
Some of Ken's flying achievements are as follows;
- Helicopter Precision Flying – 2 World Records. The records were set in 1993 and to date still remain unbroken!
- First British Heli-Safari – Winner
- CAA Helicopter Licence Examination – Mark 100%
- JAA Human Factors Examination – Mark 100%
- FAA Helicopter Pilots Licence Examination – Mark 98%
- FAA Commercial Pilots Rotorcraft Helicopter Licence Examination – Mark 97%
- FAA Commercial Pilots Airplane Licence Examination – Mark 98%
Licences held by Ken;
- CAA / JAA / EASA Aeroplane Pilots Licence's – Single Engine
- Multi Engine, IMC Rating and Night rating
- Helicopter Pilots Licence: Single Engine, Multi Engine and Night Rating
- FAA Pilots Licences: Commercial Helicopter, Commercial Aeroplane, Single Engine, Multi Engine and Night Rating
Ken is a member or affiliated to the following organisations:
- Chartered Engineer (EC-SPEC Registered)
- Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS)
- Chartered Manager (C.Mgr)
- Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management (FCIM)
- Member of the The Helicopter Club of Great Britain – (Member since 1987)
- Member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
- Life President of the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum