After too many years looking out of school windows at the passing aircraft from RAE Bedford, and visits to the Shuttleworth Collection, Nick completed his degree at Loughborough University in 2000.
This, and passing the Cranfield Test Flight Course developed his interest in aviation and flight simulation - leading to experience testing at Cranfield, Virginia Tech and NAS Patuxent River, before joining Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
As well as aviation, both modern and historic, he is interested in motorsport and used to compete in his self-prepared MGB-GT in speed hillclimbing & sprints. He also owns and breeds Miniature Schnauzers, and in his spare time he practises photography, and plays the guitar badly.
MEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering