Stewart Jackson - Vice President
Stewart Jackson

Stewart Jackson

 

I have been interested in aviation and flying since childhood. Built first model kit when about 8 years old. Flew big diesel models at 14 and then Nationally thereafter in Team racing and Combat. Joined RAF Feb 6th 1952 and served for 1 further 4 1/2 years before being transferred into Royal Observer Corps as part of defence against the Nuclear Threat. Serve 28 years in R.O.C.


Worked at Rolls-Royce  as a design draughtsman firstly in Experimental Dept, then on to being a Production Designer. Due to motor cycle accident (Innocent party) I became Project manager on new designs including the first carbon fibre fan blades on the then new RB211. Worked in Northern Ireland and Bristol before the 1971 crash. Left R-R in 1974 moving to the Hunting Group involved in global projects including Africa and all the Middle East. As I had the right experience, I was then involved in anti ballistic properties of all materials. Moved into the Security industry in Project and Company management till I retired at 70.

 

Joined R-R Flying Club in 1970 and have been flying ever since. Bought into a group  owned a Jodel D.120A in 1972 during which time I was an originator of the East Midland Strut, now over 40 years old and am still the strut rep and chair. Bought a basket case Taylorcraft, the oldest on the register, and have rebuilt her and flew her to Sywell 3 years ago.

 

Have served in the old PFA days as both Association Secretary and Company secretary, before being elevated to Vice President.