As Operations and Technical Manager, Chris is the prime contact for any requirements to use Aerochester services.
He holds responsibility for providing the Accountable Manager with full information on planning and risk management for Aerochester, and for ensuring the equipment maintenance and capabilities of the Aerochester fleet are up-to-date, airworthy and appropriate for our safe operations.
An aeronautical engineer with an MSc in Drone Technology & Applications and a PRINCE 2 Project Manager, Chris has 28 years’ experience in aeronautical engineering and telecommunication projects across the UK and Europe. With a dual-discipline background in structural integrity engineering and electronic engineering, he was an original member of the Military Aviation Authority, engaged in the certification of UAVs and Fast Jets, and undertook his professional development in aerospace and UAVs through Cranfield University.
In 2019 Chris was helping research for both geography and archaeology teams by designing, adapting and deploying drone systems hosting infrared and multispectral sensors to carry out surveys at remote sites including Coalbrookdale in the Severn Gorge and the Roman fort site of Epiacum near the town of Alston.
Chris is qualified to fly Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, holding the CAA accredited RPQ-S award.
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