Mike has been a professional display pilot for the last 30 years
Mike has been a professional display pilot for the last 30 years, first with the Tiger Club in Redhill where he learnt the skills of Formation flying and aerobatics, and then The Skyhawks Aerobatic Team with whom he travelled all over Europe and as far as Chile. More recently he was the Flight Leader for the UK’’s famous Wingwalking team, initially as the “Crunchie Flying Circus” subsequently called “Utterly Butterly Barnstormers”, travelling with the Team to Europe, Dubai and China.
Many years have been spent with young beautiful girls standing on his wing as well as training members of the public in the art of Wingwalking, which is why he is expanding his horizons to offer more areas in the UK from where Wingwalkers can be trained.
He has 5000 flying hours and has performed over 2000 Air Displays on three continents, Europe, Asia and South America. As one of the most experienced Wingwalking pilots in the world, he has participated in setting various Records including a Wingwalkers Hand-touch between Two Aircraft, and a Plane to Plane Transfer with Yves Rossy, “Fusionman”as well as flying Tom Lakey who at 85 was the oldest Wingwalker ever to do a “loop the loop”, and again in 2009 entered the Guiness Book of Records for Wingwalking across the English Channel in his 90th year. Mike holds a UK Display Authorisation and is an Approved Examiner of Display Pilots.