Rob Grimwood

At the age of 16 I was awarded a BMAA bursary to learn to fly and then at the age of 18 I became an instructor. 23 years later I still run my own flying school at Plaistows Farm in Hertfordshire where I am a Flying Instructor Examiner. I have a Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and have previously worked in the BMAA technical office. I have been serving on council for a little over 12 years, where I have held the positions of Vice Chairman and treasurer for a period of 6 years. During this time I have, along with others, set up and run the BMAA Bursary scheme which to date has helped 60 plus young adults in achieving their dream to learn to fly. My current duties on council include being the chairman of the BMAA Technical Sub Committee, a member of the Staff and Remuneration, Strategy and Finance Sub committees. In 2013 I helped set up and initially chair the ‘BMAA Training Committee’. I have been lucky enough to represent the British Team many times where I have held the titles of British, European and World Microlight Champion. More recently I have been the competition director at the World Air Games in Dubai and also the World Microlight Championships at Popham in 2016. Understanding there was a need for more UK flexwings, in 2020 I embarked on a project to introduce the first new flexwing Light Sport Microlight, The DeltaJet 500, which has just gained its UK approval. My knowledge of Microlight Instruction, aircraft technical matters, BMAA finance and strategic objectives puts me in a quite unique position to help run our Association which we all enjoy so much. Please vote for me if you would like me to carry on working on your behalf. 

Proposed by Paul Dewhurst, 2917
Seconded by Ben Ashman, 3733