Chief technical officer (Cto) - ben syson
The CTO is responsible for the running of the BMAA Technical Office to ensure that members' projects are handled accurately and speedily. The Technical Office also accepts engineering approval applications from manufacturers which the BMAA is authorised to scrutinise and approve on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority.
I was bitten by the aviation bug when I read ‘Biggles Learns to Fly’ as a kid.
I studied aeronautical engineering at university and learned to fly on a Pegasus XL immediately after I graduated.
I came to work for the BMAA in 2006, and have been CTO since 2008.