Fife Flying Club Committee

 

Chris Anderson

Chairman

Having first learned to fly on C150s at Perth with the Air Cadets in the 1960s, I flew a Jodel D117 at Inverness for a few months but then let my PPL lapse. However, I came back to flying at Fife and revalidated my licence in 1996. I rent Club aircraft, preferring the Warrior.

Over the years I have flown to Islay, Oban, Plockton, Inverness, Fishburn near Durham, Kirkbride and several places in between. I've recently retired, so I have more time to get involved in the Club ..... and I’m keen to get more airfields in my log book!

 

Alan Laing

Secretary & Newsletter Editor

Started flying in the late 1980s on Beagle Pups, then 172s and 152s. Had a break and got back to flying in 2005. Bought the TB9, G-BKUE in 2006 with some other Fife fliers and have gone on to get an Aerobatic rating on the Grobs, a complex conversion and the IMC rating. Working on a tailwheel conversion just now, and fly the parachuting plane at weekends.

Love flying, and love sharing the experience. Happy to take any FFC member flying in the TB9 in return for a mug of tea and a bacon roll!

 

Scott Mackintosh

Treasurer


Jeremy Billinge

Instructor Representative

With my father having been in the RAF, I’ve always had a fascination with aircraft, but despite this, I came to flying relatively late in life. After a career in farming and training National Hunt (jumps) racehorses, I decided at the age of 46 that perhaps I would like to learn to fly after all.

It was then suggested that I could get a job in aviation and so began the long slog of training for my Commercial Pilot’s Licence – studying for the ATPL ground exams was certainly a shock to the system almost 30 years after having left school! This was followed by MEP, FI, Aerobatic and, most recently, Instrument Ratings. I have been instructing at Fife since October 2015, still farm just outside Cupar and never want to take another exam again!

 

Adam Hutchison

Committee Member

In June 2014, I attended the Fife Flying Club Open Day and asked if I could have an air experience flight. It was after the short 20 minute flight in G-BIIT, a PA28, that I knew I wanted a Pilot's Licence.

I eventually began training for my Private Pilot Licence at Fife Airport with Tayside Aviation in August 2015 and after 3 years of stop/start training and around 50 hours, I passed the Skills Test in October 2018, flying G-BIIT. It was very special to have passed the Skills Test in the same aircraft, as the one in which I had first flown 4 years prior.

I’m an active member of the Fife Flying Club, where I have sat on the committee for the last 2 years and have helped to organise a number of events. Most notably, I have been involved with the annual Fly Kids Day, which provides children with special needs and disabilities the opportunity to experience the joy of flight in a light aircraft.

I'm a member of the Aero Space Kinross Syndicate, flying G-OASK - which is an LSA Eurofox 912s and an enormous amount of fun to fly! I also continue to fly the PA28.

 

Jim Millar

Committee Member

My interest in aviation was fostered way back in "colonial" days with a trip on board a Sunderland flying boat. Throughout my school days, I maintained my interest with aero modelling, plane spotting and air scouts. However, post education the realities of earning a living and responsibility deemed that it was many years before I had the time and wherewithal to learn to fly. I finally did so under auspices of Fife Flying Club, and have enjoyed both the flying and club membership ever since.

I have managed to accumulate several types in my logbook and currently fly PA28 Warriors. I also enjoy meeting fellow members while working part time in the cabin at Fife.

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