Get Into Flying was founded as a blog in 2012 to inspire, inform and support anybody interested in aviation and aerospace. We have broad experience; between us we’ve flown almost every class of aircraft either professionally, for sport or for leisure. We are lucky to attract content from a broad range of contributors and bloggers, but at our core is a small team that have given countless hours of their valuable time to help make Get Into Flying what it is today. They are:
Jon first flew in a glider aged seven, and after that he never wanted to do anything else. He has flown both helicopters and aeroplanes professionally, and in his spare time is a contributor to various aviation publications. He started Get Into Flying as a way to tell people what he's been saying for years. "If I can do it, you can too."
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.
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.
Jack was also lucky to get an early exposure to aviation, and now flies the 787 Dreamliner 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.
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.