Geoffrey boot

Geoffrey Boot, a Manx based British air racer who races with his navigator wife Suzie Boot, has garnered an array of victories including the European Air Racing Championship in 2000, the King's Cup Race (the first and only air race to gain royal patronage) in 1994 and 2001, the Olympic Tribute Trophy Santorini in 2004, runner-up in the British Air Racing Championship three times in the last 10 years, the Battle of Britain Trophy, the Grosvenor Trophy and the Manx Air Derby and Tynwald Trophies 2006.

He was chairman of the Royal Aero Club Records Racing and Rally Association from 2007 to 2010 and is a member of the Royal Aero Club Great Britain Council. He is the UK World Records Co-ordinator for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and at present holds 24 current aviation world records, a further six of which have been retired.

He is a UK commercial pilot and instructor and is chairman of AOPA Isle of Man, Vice Chairman of UK AOPA and sits on a number of aviation boards including the UK Airprox Board.

He is a Baron whose arms were matriculated in the Edinburgh Gazette. He stood for the Manx Parliament Tynwald in 2006 and 2011 for the constituency of Glenfaba.

He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts based on his journalistic expertise as co-founder of Flyer magazine. He has test-flown many aircraft and produced numerous articles for the aviation press and was until 2002 consultant editor of Flyer magazine.

He was created a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators.

In 2011 he became British Air Racing Champion and European Air Racing Champion for the second time.

References

  • Edinburgh Gazette No 24861 15 August 2000.
  • Airprox in UK airspace involving General Aviation accidents Book No 15 (editor and member of Airprox Board).
  • Royal Aero Club Newsletter winter 2005/06.

External links

  • Royal Aero Club Records Racing and Rally Association
  • AOPA Isle of Man
  • UK AOPA
  • UK Airprox Board
  • Flyer magazine
  • Geoffrey Boot's website
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