Nick joined the RAF in 1985. He flew the VC10 Tanker carrying out operational air-to-air refuelling in several conflicts and areas of operation during his tours, both as a co-pilot and a captain/instructor.
His instructing background started as a Bulldog QFI on a University Air Squadron, becoming an A2 QFI and IRE. He was also an A2 QFI on the VC10, which included training and examining both in the aircraft and the simulator.
He left the RAF in 2001 and has subsequently flown commercially for four different airlines; flying both long and short haul; both Boeing and Airbus aircraft; being based both in the UK and the Middle East. Carrying on his interest in instructional roles in the civil world, he has been a Training Captain, a Crew Resource Management Instructor and has trained other instructors in ground disciplines.
He currently flies the Boeing 737 and has amassed more than 17,000 flying hours over his career to date.
He lives in Oxfordshire and enjoys sailing, skiing and walking his Cocker Spaniel.