10 Questions - Craig Lewis
In '10 Questions, we ask our pilots a few questions that they might not ordinarily get asked so we're able to learn a little more about them and their love (if thay have it) for flying. On this occasion, it's:
Craig Lewis, Not an air racer but a friend and follower from across the Atlantic
A min-biography if you'd be so kind?
As child I always loved and wanted to fly an airplane, 2006 I took lessons and got really close to getting my ticket but unfortunately ran out of money, a former employer owned a PA 31, as the administrator I scheduled flights with the aircraft management company, I flew in the right seat, worked the radios etc. I accumulated over 200 hours of unloggable time. I'm planning to start back with an instructor who will help me reached my goal in a more economical way.
How many hours do you have under your belt, starting from when?
75 hours 2006-07
I'm sorry. You fly a what? Is this your dream aeroplane, and if not what is?
I flew 1999 Cessna Skyhawk SP and I took the controls of the PA 31 a few times, dream aircraft is Cessna TTx and Honda Jet
If your aircraft could fly forever, to what destination would you like to fly?
The Dominican Republic and Cuba
What one aviation regulation would you change or introduce?
Increase training hours you can get in a sim
Do you have an aviation idol? Who is it?
Jamail Larkins, Barrington Irving
If not flying, then what?
Working on entrepreneurial projects that will finance my flying opportunities.
Spitfire, Hurricane or Typhoon? (Or American iconic wartime aircraft!)
P47/P51 and A-10 Warthog
Do you have a favourite piece of aviation kit or software?
MS Flight Simulator
How would you encourage the next generation of pilots?
Through mentorship and promoting of general aviation