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Piers Bowlan

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County/State: West Sussex

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It started when my father brought home a rubber powered Frog Interceptor, I was about eight. I progressed through various Keil Kraft kits until I was bought a Cox Babe Bee, I was hooked. Free flight and control line followed before I was bought a Macgreggor SC radio set at the age of fourteen. I then drifted away from aeromodeling for a few years.

When I left school I started as an aprentice aircraft engineer . I learnt to fly and gained a PPL at 19. Flying was my passion and I was determined to make a career in Aviation. I gained a flying instructors rating and instructed at Denham aerodrome for a couple of years. Though the 'self improver route' I became a professional pilot, initially flying out of Aberdeen on Shorts 330s. A collegue gave me a plan of a Rivington Hawk Slope Soarer and I was hooked again. When I moved back south I dabbled in model helicopters, electric models and gliders. 

I now fly for a large company based at Heathrow. My family has grown up and I am able to devote a little more time to my hobby. I live at the foot of the South Downs adjacient to some excellent soaring sites. Soaring is my principal model flying interest although I pick up a few RTF powered models on my travels to the Far East.  I have done some scratch building over the years but it is something I hope to be able to do more of in the future. 

 

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