Get Into Flying was founded as a blog in 2012 to inspire, inform and support anybody interested in aviation and aerospace. Our team have broad experience; between us we’ve flown almost every class of aircraft either professionally, for sport or for leisure.
Jon first flew in a glider aged seven, and after that he never wanted to do anything else. He has served in both the RAF and the Royal Navy as an air traffic controller and a helicopter pilot. His holds a PPL(A) and is learning to fly paragliders in his spare time.
Andy’s dream of learning to fly after he’d retired came early when he gained his PPL(A) in early 2014. Flying from City Airport Manchester (Barton), he visits as many airports, aerodromes, airfields and farm strips as he can, filming many of his expeditions. He is keen to support and promote General Aviation.
Charlie was inspired to take up hang-gliding at 16 by her dad. After just a week of training she began flying with a club and five years on is now taking part in the British open series competition and expanding her cross-country experience. She aims to encourage young people to try the sport, and prove that it’s possible to juggle work, study and flying!
Jordan lives and breathes gliding. Having started at 14 and gone solo at 15, he has now flown multiple types of sailplanes, old and new, all over the world. In his second year of professional instructing he now splits his time teaching people of all levels to fly, at the Lasham Gliding Society & Lake Keepit Soaring Club, Australia.
Jack was also lucky to get an early exposure to aviation, and now flies the 737-800 as a First Officer for a major UK-based passenger carrier. He is passionate about grass-roots flying and maintains a share in a Chipmunk. He is also a glider pilot, having represented the UK at glider aerobatics.
Amy was a toddler when she first decided that she wanted to fly helicopters. Being determined in nature, she wasn’t prepared to wait and maintained several jobs in order to save up enough money to achieve her PPL(H) aged just 18. She is now working towards her CPL(H) and also represents the Aviation Skills Partnership as an Ambassador.