Nick Buckenham joined the BAeA as a newly competitive aerobatic pilot in 1989, serving as Chairman between 1991 and 1999.
Nick was a member of the British Advanced Aerobatic Team from 1997 to 2001, winning a Team Bronze at the Europeans in 1999 and placing fourth in the team results at the World Championships in 2000. He was British Advanced Aerobatic Champion in 1997. F
rom 2006 to 2012 Nick became Head of Contest Organisation for the BAeA. After the turn of the millennium, Nick moved from flying to judging and developed a new computer scoring system which has now become standard in most countries around the world. Nick also progressed to being an International Judge and was elected Chief Judge for the European Championships in 2012. He was also invited to judge at the US National Championships.
For the last decade Nick has travelled widely within Europe running judging seminars and training events in an effort to improve judging standards. Nick has served for several years on the Judging Sub-Committee of CIVA and in 2011 became the UK Delegate to CIVA and was elected to the Board as one of its three Vice-Presidents.