The XS186 crew has grown and developed over a 10 year period, starting in 2004 with just three dedicated, and now very tired members! Many people have been able to call themselves XS186 crew members, but not all have been able to, or indeed wanted to stay.
Working on an aircraft outside, in all weathers can be a very hard indeed, but the glorious summer days soon melt frozen hands and feet, and consensus is that there is something in the air when things are going well that keeps most coming back for more, year after year, no matter what.
First of all our past crew members, who include; Greg Wilson, Naylan Moore, Paul and Rob Hulme, Ted Burrows, Howard Rolfe, Geoff Dear, Dick Dockerill, David Cassidy and Mike Hawkins. Thankyou guys.
Not forgetting the other halves of all our crew members, the XS186 WAG’s who provide vital support, mainly in the shape of pies, cakes and buns!
Perhaps most importantly though, I now have to note our current crew members, for it is this team that have seen, heard, smelled, and felt it come to life. They are:
Lady Pete – good to have around, keeps reminding us that women have a third eye, and is making good progress in the cockpit as well as being willing to carry out the dreaded seds and levels checks. She makes nice buns too!
Jordan – a young man at the beginning of his learning journey, but keen as mustard and willing to get his hands dirty doing whatever we throw at him!
Our newest crew member Steve, comes with an RAF history and lots of the right skills to inject some fresh ambition, and with a ‘can do’ approach I see him making a huge and positive difference. Great to have him on board!