Aviation is such a diverse profession and pastime and every person that has ever taken flight will remember one or two really special moments from their aviation life, whether that’s their first solo, or the first time they took their Gran flying! I feel so lucky to have achieved my childhood dream of becoming a fighter pilot and to have had the opportunity to experience many facets of being a pilot since my first solo back in 1992! In this episode, we indulge in a complete festival of everything that is cool about aviation! My two guests have some of the most diverse flying backgrounds out there and I can’t wait to get stuck in to learning more about them and learning more about their “aviation firsts” that keep on coming!
“You can be my wingman any time!”
Mike Ling MBE is the longest serving member of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team The Red Arrows. He is now a team member flying with The Blades and a recent convert to the Warbird scene, having solo’d in the Spitfire in September 2020.
Andy Durston is a former Royal Navy fast jet pilot, current commercial airline pilot and a founder of The Fireflies night aerobatic team. He is also a warbird pilot flying with Ultimate Warbird Flights and a business owner at The Aircraft Sales Company. and airspare.