Instagram Name (If Applicable):
What is your occupation?
What is your home airport?
What year did you start flying?
Where did you learn to fly?
Nelson / Cranbrook
Why did you start flying?
My love for aviation has always been a part of me, for the last 15 year my photography work has provided me with lots of passenger time in helicopters and fixed wing airplanes, but it is not as simple as only being in the sky.
The mountains are a significant part of my lifestyle, my passion, respect and desire to recreate in the mountains started at a young age, at that time I simply liked hiking and scrambling in them. As time went on the winters became full of backcountry ski trips and snowmobiling expeditions and bike-packing adventures.
In 2008 I was buried 2m deep in an avalanche. This event changed how I felt in the snow covered mountains, the winter outings were less enjoyable with the back burning fear of always on my mind.
Knowing that I still needed to be in the mountains, I saved all my money, focused my time and resources into aviation. This would still let me enjoy the mountains, only on a more dimensional level. Now I can't stop flying, the excitement of a life long future of it it simply amazing.
What airplane did you learn to fly in?
C-172 & A Tomahawk
What airplane do you fly now?
C-172 & A Tomahawk
What is your favorite kind of flying or place to fly to?
The mountains (specifically the Purcells and Rockies). Flying in the mountains is simply amazing. Big cross country flights with our E-bikes in the back seat are great as well, but hopefully they involve mountains.
What is your favorite feature on the BCGA website?
Route info and trip reports.
In a few words describe what the BCGA is to you:
Networking and story telling.
Do you have a business or work at a business that you would like other members to know about (Provide Name & Link):
Raven Eye Photography ( www.RavenEyePhoto.com )
Biking, Traveling, Combining Biking, Traveling and Flying..