Having joined the Royal Air Force in 1980 as an Engineering Officer (sponsored University Cadet), Buster saw the light and re-mustered to pilot in 1982. Following tours on the Tornado GR1 and instructing and examining on the Tucano and Hawk, he completed his commission as a Squadron Commander at the Tri-National Tornado Establishment, RAF Cottesmore.
Buster then joined the airline industry and has been qualified on Airbus A320 and A321; and Boeing 737, 757,767 and, most recently, 787 Dreamliner. He spent a decade as Fleet Manager for the A320/1 and, latterly, for the B757, responsible for all aspects of operations, procedures and safety.
After a balanced 19 years of military flying and 19 years of commercial aviation, amassing almost 13000 hours, Buster has retired from manned aviation and is relishing the opportunities in the cutting edge world of drones.