Having been in the wrong place at the wrong time, Lee is now a destitute pilot that has no money because “aviation happened”.
Lee spends most of his time trying to earn enough money to fit in at the local flying club – Surprisingly easy as most pilots are broke anyway!
Lee took his first flight at the controls of a light aircraft (G-BOYB) and by some twisted fate, the first aircraft he flew upon gaining his license was the very same Cessna 150 some 16 years later. it’s actually not all that surprising because most Cessna 150’s are almost as old as Gez “It Hurts” Thulbourn!
Since qualifying, Lee has around 300 hours in light aircraft and has flown through France, Belgium & Germany. Normally though he is just flying in circles around Peterborough. Lee holds an SEP rating along with Night and Instrument ratings.
Lee probably has the most hours flying Janet – Some say the sim smells of Lee, Some say Lee smells of the sim – All we know is ….. [that he smells? – Gez]
Leanne 'The Boss' Boss' Elliott
Smurf 'EXS9SJ' John
Hi, I’m Smurf John, I love aviation as a whole, I like to simulate real ops. I fly online using VATSIM network & Control Glasgow as Ground Controller.
I have flown a PA28 at Cumbernauld, flown as passenger in a B747 from London to Minneapolis and back on same day to use up air miles, and been lucky enough to fly G-LIZI at Sibson Airfield in Peterbourgh.
I’m not really blue, just love the colour, nothing to do with the football team I support :-)
James 'The Pro' Crawley
Jim 'What a picture' Preston
I’m Jim, a total aviation nut… started life in Liverpool many moons ago as a spotter, then learnt to fly at the age of 24, qualified 2 years later…. and still fly out of Turweston in ‘FK’ to this day. I joined SATCO/VATSIM in 1999 as Virtual ATCO, and still fly on the network as EXS498. I tried my hand as a Student ATCO at NATS in 2007…. the less said about that the better…. no actual planes were harmed during my attempted training… And now, I have the absolute privilege to fly for Team Jetsim, wow what an experience learning to fly a B737-800 with such an amazing team!
Gez 'It Hurts' Thulbourn
Hi I’m Gez “I’m too sexy for the sim, too sexy for the sim, so sexy it hurts” Thulbourn. [developer of this website so gets to write what he wants – Gez]
I’m a ahem and a half year old who wants to be a commercial pilot when he grows up. I was keen to fly as a child but it just never happened, and – as the young whipper snapper Lee ‘McDouble’ Wilson would no doubt point out – that was millennia before they invented human powered flight anyway.
Like all the others I have a keen interest in aviation, albeit only in a virtual world. I fly for the intellectual challenge and sheer beauty of it (which is only surpassed by the elegant, shiny beauty of my grumpy old man head)