From 2004 to 2007 Dave collaborated with Neal Scanlan of Blitz Helicopters to design a cutting edge British Helicopter, the Avro. It was introduced to the world at the 2007 3D Masters and in 2008 Dave won the British F3C National Championship flying the.Avro.
2007 Dave worked closely with Andrew McGonigle of Sheffield University flying a Raptor 90 helicopter inside a volcano collecting data. Andrew later won a Rolex Award for his work. Check out the link and watch the fascinating video here.
2007 – present day Working as Technical Consultant to Optifuel, Europe’s fastest growing brand of rc fuel.
Nov. 2009 – we were delighted to be invited to Beijing to fly at the 1st China International Aero Model Show along with Duncan & Wayne Osborne. The other international pilots attending included Scott Gray (Canada), Jason Knoll (USA) & Christophe Paysent le Roux (France).
2010 – worked with Steve Trotter of Kite Films filming the ‘Shadow Caddy’ at a golf course in Portugal.
April 2010 – travelled to Spain with friend & fellow F3C pilot Roger Mayo to film the latest Nokia TV ad for the N8 mobile phone.
August 2010 – to a very remote part of Norway for the 2nd part of the Nokia job – filming a music video, ‘Dragonfly Love’. Check this link to see the music video as well as a behind the scenes look of the shoot itself. http://vimeo.com/dragonflylove
May 2011 – Dave was commissioned by Helipix to fly their UAV for 3D aerial video work at Warren Wood Paintballing Centre in Herts to film shots for a new Sky television programme series due to start in mid June that year. Dave’s flying skills were certainly put to the test when he was accidentally hit by several paintballs whilst flying and filming!
From 2008 to the present day Dave has been working with Gilo Aerospace Limited as a test pilot for new and innovative flying machines.