Pilot, sailor, photographer, geek! Started flying in the RAF (1976) – Bulldog, Jet Provost, Gnat, Hawk, Harrier. Left the RAF to join the airlines – Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong (1988) – L-1011 Tristar, Boeing 747-400 and A340-200. Since 1996, back in the UK on the A330-300, A340-300 and A340-600 with a major UK carrier. Now flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
We own a 1980 Beech A36 Bonanza. EASA/CAA light aircraft Flying Instructor FI(A). Qualified as RYA Yachtmaster in 2010. Gained the professional Remote Pilot Qualification – Small Unmanned Aircraft (RPQ-S) Certificate in 2015.
Welcome to my home page, Hangout. My name is Chris Parker. I’m a professional pilot (long-haul) and occasional light aircraft pilot and instructor. I’ve always enjoyed travelling and usually document my travels with photography. I live in London, in the UK.
Apart from links to my photo sites, you’ll find some articles on light aircraft flying around the world, a little about professional flying and some stuff on photography.
My photographs get uploaded to various places. Most of my half-reasonable ones can be found on Flickr. I put the best on my photo-blog, daily-photo.net. I also have a gallery on this site which contains aircraft photos, photos of Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport, and some sailing photos.
I hope you enjoy your visit here and find what you want.