I owe the sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to these wonderful people who have already helped me along the way to fulfilling my ambition.
Bella, my wonderful wife
For your absolute faith, beleif and confidence in me. For supporting me whole heartedly even when the many obstacles have mounted up. For embracing the challenges ahead. For sharing my excitement about the future. For being an incredible mother. For the many many laughs, and the odd kick up the... I owe you everything.
Aria and Bear, my beautiful kids
For inspiring me, for motivating me, for showing me how mind blowingly incredible life is. For making me laugh too hard nearly every day. For showing me how much energy I have and for making me a far far better man than I thought I could be. I owe you both a wonderful life of opportunity.
For your impeccable, insightful and constant guidance, for making me believe in my own potential, for your relentless encouragement and for joyously sharing my passion for this project with all that you encounter. For putting me on a DC10 bound for Dhaka aged six, and my first trial flight aged 20.
For instilling in me a dogged determination, an industrious work ethic and a confidence in my own capacity to achieve a goal. For giving me the most remarkable and interesting childhood, and secure adulthood from which I can launch for my dreams. For your morals, perspective, support and friendship. For introducing me to Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions,
Wend & Bear
For your enthusiasm and encouragement and for funding my first lesson at Cambrian flying schoool. Thank you so much for getting the ball rolling.
Fi & Mike
For both being an interested and attentive sounding board. For Mikes wealth of expertise and advice in business, financial planning and risk assessing. For your time and diligence in assessing my operating plan.
John Grieve, SFO with Emirates
For being a pragmatic voice and sound counsel from the other side of training. For your insights and honesty about life as an airline pilot. For the motivation and inspiration.
Special thanks for your support...
Impossible is Nothing Crew
Thank you for your incredible generosity and support
Thank you so much for your support and for rocking the Shimoda T!
Rachel MD McWilliam
Thank you so much for your ridiculous generosity, belief, support... and for being my co-pilots!
Rose & Jack Hill
Adam & Lucy Lopez
Ted & Julia Borowski
Gary,Jill & Ian Ryder
Helen & Paul Flavin
Thank you will never be enough for your stupendous generosity! I can't wait to have you to stay at cwmtycoed and take you flying!
Genny & Iain
Oliver & Leanne
Fi & Mike
Wend & Bear