My name is Mark Charlwood, and I live in the lovely county of Hampshire in South East England. My main interests are writing, both creatively and technically, so the production of articles, web content, technical manuals, instruction books, procedures and checklists are all within my capability and skill set.
I have spent all of my working life in communications, technology and aviation, and I hope to be writing some interesting articles in the future covering many diverse subjects within these very broad topics.
I have been involved in aviation since 1972, and hold a Master’s Degree in Air Safety Management. I am a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and hold a Licentiateship of the City and Guilds in Air Transport.
I was a flight instructor for a major airline for over 17 years, and held ratings to instruct on the Boeing 737-200, The Airbus A319/320/321, The Boeing 777-200/300, and the Boeing 747-400. In that time I managed to amass over 15,000 hours, most of it sitting in a darkened full motion flight simulator.
I am a fully qualified Training and Quality Assurance Assessor (TAQA/A1) and an experienced regulatory auditor, so I am able to assess students in many areas of Aviation, including Cabin Crew, and Flight Operations and Despatch disciplines.
I am a qualified technical author, and am a member of the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC)
Over the years, I have written many publications, from training manuals, checklists, procedures and technical examinations, through to technical reports and articles.
I also love tflying all types of light aircraft. I have a multi engine rating, instrument rating, and instructor rating. I also hold a sailplane licence, since learning to glide with the Air Training Corps in the early 1970s. I now own my own small aeroplane which is based on a quiet farm strip not far from my home in rural Hampshire. I have a love of creative writing, so watch out for future posts!
Thanks for visiting!