About Justyn

 

Justyn Gorman - Image © Paul Johnson/Flightline UK – www.airshows.org.uk

Justyn Gorman – Image © Paul Johnson/Flightline UK – www.airshows.org.uk

Born in Carshalton, Surrey, Justyn spent many years short circuit motorcycle road racing to British National and European levels. In 1999 Justyn won the formula 400, and 250 production championships, and the time had come to move on and find another sport. Having a strong passion for aviation, a trial lesson in 2000 was the spark needed and the rest is history. He quickly progressed with add-on ratings and training before purchasing a small, cheap to operate aircraft in which to build hours and gain experience. “I bought a small two seat canvas and tube Rans aircraft. It was extremely economical to fly, in fact around £10 an hour (at that time) in unleaded petrol! Naturally I spent any spare time flying.”

Hundreds of happy hours later, and with significant experience acquired, Justyn felt he needed to progress his skills still further. An introduction to the Tiger Club at Headcorn in Kent gave him access to numerous tail wheel aerobatic aircraft, and in particular the Stampe SV4C. He completed basic aerobatic training in the Stampe and then spent many hours working on technique before progressing to the Pitts Special in 2002. Justyn used the Pitts to hone and further his aerobatic skills to advanced level, and he has competed successfully at numerous competitions. During the same period Justyn was given a chance to join the Tiger Club formation display team. He spent many hours in formation training with them before participating in numerous events all over the United Kingdom and France. Justyn also managed to find time to display his own Vans RV-4 and Pitts S-1S Special on the display circuit making a number of appearances at numerous shows to include Old Warden, Duxford, La Ferte Alais, Little Gransden, Redhill, Woodchurch, Sandown IOW, Chailey, Southend, Margate, Blackpool, Sunderland, Bourenmouth, Shoreham, Middle Wallop, Yeovilton, Marham, Coltishall, Waltham, Tenby, Whittington, Old Hay, Tenterden, Abingdon, Lydd, London City, Deanland, Old Buckenham, Headcorn, Kemble, Branscombe, Kenley, Boxtead, Groombridge, Weston, St. Junien, Clacton, Goodwood, Old Sarum, Dunsfold, Waddington, Forest Row, Shipdam, Bosham, Newick Park, Kingsbridge, Gloucester, Lydden Hill, Storrington, Brighton, Portsmouth, Hawarden, Liverpool Docks, Uckfield, Ashurst

2006 saw Justyn display both the Extra 300L and the Pitts S-2B. The latter aircraft was part of Will Curtis’ Team Road Angel and saw Justyn participate at some of the biggest airshows in the country such as the Southend, Sunderland and Southport Airshows with a total audience over the season of over 10 million people. Justyn has concentrated on his display flying in the Extra 300L to Unlimited level, and regularly trains in France with his coach Diana Britten. Today, Justyn has flown over 90 types of aircraft from ultra-lights to the supersonic Jaguar, and has amassed 4000+ quality flying hours, with at least 3000+ aerobatic hours. Justyn now works as a freelance commercial Captain flying multi engine aircraft and holds both FAA and EASA ATP licences.

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