Chris Edmondson.... First Solo
"My Grandad, Hamish Ogilvie, used to take me down to RAF Lossiemouth near Inverness, Scotland, http://www.raf.mod.uk/raflossiemouth/aboutus/ when I was just 2 years old to watch the Tornado aircraft. Grandad wanted to be in the RAF during WWII but had colour blindness. I have always loved being at airports and watching aeroplanes since then."
"In 1998, my family came to Australia, we'd lived in Malaysia, Holland and Middle East for Dad's job working for Shell in the oil and gas industry." http://www.shell.com/home/content/careers/
"My number one love is car rallying and I navigate for a friend's Dad, in a 1990 Nissan 180 SX. I have raced in the Classic Adelaide, Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally and the Classic Adelaide through the Hills. We came 13th in the Classic Adelaide in 2008 and 2nd in the Adelaide Hills in 2009." http://www.classicadelaide.com.au/ca10/index.asp
Chris, 19 years old, after completing his first solo flight....
"It was only while studying for Year 12 that I began to research and realised that I could become a Commercial Pilot. I joined TAFE to study for the Advanced Diploma in Civil Aviation. I have already completed the Private Pilot Licence theory exams and have begun the Commercial Pilot Licence subjects."
"I was really surprised to go solo, but really, really elated!!"
Leo, with Chris filling out his first solo in his logbook with Dad looking on....