Group Captain Mark Manwaring is the Chairman of the RAF Halton Aero Club.

Mark joined the RAF in 1984 following 5 years as a cadet at 338 (West Ham) Squadron, Air Training Corps.

Following Navigator training he completed numerous fast-jet flying tours on the Phantom and Tornado in the Air defence role, and commanded 55 Squadron. He has amassed 3200 flying hours comprising a mix of operational, instructional and General Aviation flying.

Mark is currently working on the RAF Centenary Flight of the Navigator Project, which intends to raise significant funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund and break the world speed record for solo circumnavigation in a highly modified Van’s RV-7 aircraft during the RAF Centenary Year – 2018. See http://www.raffotn.org.uk/ for more information.

In his ‘day job’ he works for the Assistant Chief of Air Staff as the Release to Service Authority and is responsible for all current and future RAF aircraft.