Mark has been involved in Microlighting since 1992 when he bought a Thruster TST and then decided to learn to fly it. He achieved this in 1993 and has notched up over 500 reliable and enjoyable hours mostly on Thrusters since.
Mark has founded the Yahoo Groups "Thrusterclub" for anyone interested in Thrusters to ask questions, post information and get advice on building or using Thruster aircraft. 150 members and rising get emailed the clubs messages daily. Sign up at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Thrusterclub/ if you want to be part.
He has also the flown :-
- Thruster TST
- Thruster T300
- Thruster T600 all Versions
- AX2000, 582 & HKS
- X'Air Falcon
- X'Air Hawk
- Easy Raider
- Escapade VLA UL260i
- Escapade Micro UL260i
- Escapade Taildragger and Nosewheel
- Escapade 912 & Jabiru
- EV97 Eurostar
- Rans S6
- Mission M106
- WT9 Dynamic
- P92 Technam Echo
- Jodel 1021
- Kirby Cadet Glider
- Sedberg Glider
- Docian Glider
- Grob103 Glider
Marks Micro CV.
"I have worked in the past for ABRO (REME)
TES (automatic gearbox overhauls)
Farnborough Sprayers (Paint Spraying)
Helped set up a group called Meteor Flight to restore a 1948 Gloster Meteor T7 back to flying condition for flying displays.
Several years later and after several Thruster rebuilds I became a BMAA inspector for most 3-axis types and later became a BMAA Check Pilot on 3-axis too.”
In the past I have modified several cars to take a bigger more powerful engines, susspention, steering and paintwork. Currently restoring 1 x 1968 Riley Kestrel 1300, 1 x 1967 Austin 1100 and uprating my 1256 Chevette Hatch for more power.
Permit inspection cost at Wing Farm = £80 inc Check flight
Permit with weight and Bal at Wing Farm = £150 inc Check flight
Weight and Balance only = £80
Travel to and from Permit inspections, your site. = £35 per hour + travel @ 50p per mile.
Fixed groups - 3, 4, 5, 6 and now 7 as per TIL-36
TIL36 can be viewed HERE:
Galaxy Microlights can also offer a kit builder guidance / Mentoring service to help you through your build process.