Joan Walsh has been a microlight instructor for the last 10 years, resisting the temptation to use sophisticated aircraft and remaining true to microlighting’s raison d’être – flying at minimum cost. Her calm, no nonsense approach to instruction has proved to be very effective. Joan has also been a pioneer in the use of flight simulation to enhance her students training. She has a background in IT and has developed her own fully functioning flight simulator which she has integrated into her training programme. Joan has also served on the BMAA Council where her calm, no nonsense approach (and experience as a magistrate) has been of significant value. Never one to look for the limelight, her devoted service to the BMAA leaves microlighting very much in her debt.
RAeC Bronze Medal
British Microlight Aircraft Association