Martyn Blunden is the CFI at a Flight Training Organisation and holds FIC, IRI and CPL instructor ratings. Originally he gained his PPL in 1978, which preceded many years flying in that capacity with a fair amount of farm strip flying. Martyn has a great depth of knowledge of engineering and training, although not exclusively aeronautical as he ran his own agricultural engineering business for 15 years. For a number of years he was an advisor for engineering training at the West Sussex College of Agriculture and sat on the National Council for Agricultural Engineering Education and Training. He is a member of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN), which itself has a long history for contributions to the education and training of pilots. For the past 15 years he has continued to work with young people as a youth worker in his spare time, introducing them to flying whenever possible.