As the son of a flying father, it was no surprise that this amiable Norwegian got into aviation himself. In parallel with a military career came an interest in historic aircraft and display flying that’s brought some wonderful experiences in the warbird world

It’s only natural that there should be so many family connections in the aviation world. Having a close relative—normally, but not exclusively, a parent — involved with aeroplanes can open up opportunities that otherwise might remain closed. Being around aircraft becomes a way of life, and flying can very easily end up in the blood. On the historic aircraft scene, the likes of the Hanna, Grey, Hinton, Salis and Grace dynasties are proof positive, and many other well-known pilots can likewise say that aviation is in their genes.

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