By then I had advanced to the rank of senior cadet flight sergeant, and after being recommended for advanced training, I was accepted as a staff cadet at RAF Bovingdon. After an aborted attempt to study aeronautical engineering at the same time as the collapse of the British aircraft industry, I switched courses and finally graduated as a Bachelor of Education with Physics.
Since the age of 16, I have flown gliders, paragliders, hangliders, parachuted and flown light aircraft of every description. I have a Rutan Varieze and a Cessna C-170B.
I have worked as a high school science teacher, electronics engineer, systems analyst, broadcast systems specialist, and for the last ten years I have been building/ modifying composite experimental airplanes.
- Andreas P. Christou
I very likely flew this particular glider during my training