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Posted by keithskye | Sep 05, 2012 @ 01:20 PM | 2,310 Views
Some folks stateside ask me where and what models I fly when I'm working over in the UK and get some time off. Well, by way of an answer, here are some links to videos of me at some of my favorite places in Southern England, flying moldies and foamies..

Predator f3f by RCRCM slope soaring at Butts Brow, Eastbourne (5 min 2 sec)


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Posted by keithskye | Sep 03, 2012 @ 04:42 AM | 2,650 Views
Geez! I'm basically SOL when it comes to finding time to fly RC anywhere right now, because I'm going to be working my tail off flying my boss all over Europe constantly for the next several months, well past Christmas for sure. That's what happens when you are in charge of the maintenance for a private jet that gets hit by lightning when you are on approach into Paris one afternoon. Yup, that's what happened to me!

So, now that the damage has been repaired (finally!) and most of the post-repair problems are being ironed out, my boss says he's so far behind that he's going to need to fly a hell of a lot to make up for all the lost time. I've already told my wife I won't be home until after the first of the year. Sucks big time, but at least I have a steady job that pays well, unlike many of my pilot friends all around the world. When I finally get home, I'm gonna take a road trip to SoCal and go sloping for at least a week!
Posted by keithskye | Feb 07, 2011 @ 06:49 AM | 3,947 Views
I'm married, with no kids, and my wife and I like our toys, and she is completely supportive of my expensive hobbies (eat your heart out, guys)! My time in the UK is limited to the 5 year contract I now have (one down - four to go), and after that, I fully intend to return home to Havasu, and spend my weekends flying the slopes in SoCal when I'm not flying big 3D models, sailing, jet-skiing or playing with muscle cars.

I have a side business started now involving specialized air, land and water borne video platforms for the media industry, some manned and some radio controlled.

Keith
1st2fly@msn.com
Posted by keithskye | Dec 14, 2008 @ 11:36 AM | 5,874 Views
I'm always being asked how or why I have two locations listed under my profile name. The answer is that my permanent home is in Lake Havasu, AZ, but my job has me based in the UK, so I went and got a place in Brighton, on the coast south of London. Even though it's a 2 hour commute to the airport that I fly from north of London, the hills and cliffs along the south shore of the UK make for some wonderful slope flying sites, so of course I can justify living there. There is also a really good hobby shop locally (Sussex Model Centre in Worthing) that is a match for any good independent shop in the States, so there's another reason for me to live in the Brighton area.