Chris Long joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 19 and served for nearly 20 years in roles which included strategic reconnaissance, air refuelling and training. During this time he acquired qualifications as aircraft commander and instructor/examiner variously on single, twin and four jet aircraft. After leaving the RAF, Chris joined British Aerospace and enjoyed spells in the UK, Saudi Arabia, and Kansas, USA, before moving to Toulouse, France. In addition, Chris became a consultant for major aerospace players as well as to a project for the European Commission. He has also been engaged as a Moderator of ICAO Training Conferences, and is a Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, based in London. Chris has been the European Affairs Editor for CAT Magazine since 2001 and has reported on a wide range of global training organisations and airlines. In addition he has embraced the role of Conference Chair at over a dozen Halldale major training conferences in Asia.