Although I have spent my whole career at the "pointy
end" of aviation, working in aircraft design in many parts of the world, my true interest has always been aviation history,
and especially those projects that never made it (having worked on a few myself !)
This project originally started over
40 years ago, initially just as an indexing for my then somewhat immature library, all paper and ring binders of course in
those days. As my interest in unbuilt aircraft developed, the project changed from being simply a catalogue of the
contents of my books and magazines to an attempt to catalogue all that had been produced by the British aviation industry. Life
had its way of intervening and the project got put away until a just a few years ago when it got pulled out, dusted off and
re-evaluated. By now I had travelled far from my original home in southern England and settled permanently in the Pacific
North West of America. Computers had now taken over from ring binders and the idea of converting the whole thing into a web
site germinated. Plenty of false starts later, along with the joys of learning at least rudimentary HTML, finally the whole
thing is bearing fruit.
When time and work allow (yes, I am still gainfully employed), I manage to squeeze in a few
other interests; music (most definitely a child of the 60's), good food and travel dominate along with the joyful company
of wife and dogs. though some days you just can't beat a cold beer and watching the garden grow !!