Approximately 7,500 hours, all helicopter, about 1,500 on Agusta’s.
Chris has flown helicopters for twenty years with a variety of roles.
Initially, he flew the Sikorsky S76 offshore, out to the oil and gas platforms. These eight years based in both Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, flying over a sometimes treacherous North Sea in a highly structured and professional environment, served as a superb apprenticeship.
Tired of wearing rubber immersion suits, Chris decided to switch to a career on-shore, starting freelancing on the smaller single engine machines, whilst learning the ropes with the public, flying to the busy social calendar of Ascot, Silverstone etc.
He has flown freelance for RotorMotion for the last four years, whilst also piloting Police and Electronic News Gathering [ENG] helicopters.
He enjoys the flexibility and greater variety that this can give.