GERRY JONES

Gerry or Gerallt to his fellow Welshmen, was born in North Wales. Having spent his early years with his father, who was a mechanic and his uncle, who was a farmer, a practical and hands on career was the only way forward.   
 
Gerry started his apprenticeship in aircraft engineering at Caernarfon Airport when he was just 16 years old, 3 days after leaving school. As part of his apprenticeship, Gerry studied Aeronautical Engineering at Deeside College in Flintshire. At Caernarfon, Gerry worked on a variety of general aviation aircraft, including a DH 89 Dragon Rapide. This is also where he had his first flight in a Spitfire. December 1999 saw a big move from Wales to the south coast of England to work for Goodwood Aircraft Engineering.
 
Whilst at Goodwood, Gerry met his now wife of 13 years and counting! Sarah. They have two boys Daniel and Gareth (a budding engineer himself).  
  
Over the past few years, Gerry has had various opportunities, including working on business jets at Bournemouth, assisting Flight Calibration Services with operations in Egypt when working for Goodwood and experiencing time in the Middle East with Gama Aviation at Farnborough.
 
The chance to work on the Boultbee Fleet is a dream come true for him and he has well and truly thrown himself into the role of Engineering Manager.

ABOUT

BOULTBEE FLIGHT ACADEMY was established in 2010 and was the world's first Spitfire training school and approved Spitfire flight provider flying single seat and two seat spitfires. So if your question is:  Can I buy a flight in a Spitfire? Where can I fly in a Spitfire? or Where can I train to fly a Spitfire? the answer is that you can at Boultbee Flight Academy. The Academy is the world's authority on Spitfire flying. We offer Spitfire experience flights to non-pilots and Spitfire training to pilots. All of our two seat Spitfire flights are incredible experiences whether you are a pilot or not. A two seater Spitfire flight really is everything you will hope it to be and more. Flying in a Spitfire is an experience you won't forget. So why not come and fly with us? CLICK HERE for more information.

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