Eric Marsh started flying in 1976 in his early 30s and has been a member of BAeA since 1985. He has amassed over 1000 hours in command and has owned and built many aircraft including two Socata Tobago’s, a Slingsby Firefly, a Piper Cherokee, two Skybolts and three Vans (an RV4, an RV6 and an RV8).
For many years Eric competed in Standard level aerobatic contests and although he never achieved a win, he reached the runner up slot on numerous occasions, including second place in his Skybolt in the 1988 Tiger Trophy. Eric has served the BAeA for over 27 years in a number of volunteer posts including a spell as Vice Chairman in the 1990’s.
He is a very experienced Contest Director and has won the BAeA Contest Director of the Year on several occasions. In addition Eric has taken responsibility for the custody, distribution and preservation of the Association's trophies for these many years.