is a life-long flying enthusiast. He has built and flown hang gliders, microlights and light aircraft. He was chairman of the BMAA and was for 15 years the editor of Microlight Flying Magazine. He lives in Shropshire with his wife and divides his time between working and flying (not as evenly as he would like). The Bristol Scout is a project that has been brewing in his mind since the discovery of the original parts in Grandad’s workshop in 1983.
comes from a similar background, having started with hang gliders in the 1970s, and they met through the Mitchell B10, which he had also built and flown. Since then he and David have built a couple of other microlights, and Theo’s built a couple more on his own – from which you’ll gather that he’s probably more enthusiastic about building than flying.
has been an integral part of the team from the outset, offering unstinting support and encouragement, and providing invaluable research and marketing ability. she runs the Facebook and Twitter pages, and is brilliant at getting young people involved and interested in the story of 1264. We also suspect that her Guinness cake is actually the biggest draw on our stand!
is David’s younger brother and long-time collaborator. They first flew hang gliders together in 1974, and their first aircraft build was a Mitchell B10 flying wing, started in 1980 and flown in 1982. Since then they have always shared flying experiences, and currently share a hangar at an airfield in Shropshire. He was an essential part of the build team but is fully involved in scurry driving and leaves the operation of 1264 to the rest of the team.
is the latest member of the team. A schoolfriend of Theo’s who has had a pilot’s licence, he is involved in operation and maintenance of 1264 and is an authoritative source of information on all aspects.