Shaun can’t wait to take to skies

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Stu­art Ham­monds

HE’S a fly­ing right-back by trade, but More­cambe’s Shaun Bee­ley is hop­ing his next job af­ter foot­ball will be fly­ing through the clouds!

The 27-year-old for­mer Fleet­wood man is hav­ing pri­vate train­ing to gain his pi­lot’s li­cence and can of­ten be found in the cock­pit of a plane at Black­pool Air­port on his day off, do­ing cir­cuits of the lo­cal area to build up his fly­ing time.

Bee­ley has to take 23 ex­ams in sub­jects such as me­te­o­rol­ogy and air law, with a 95 per cent pass re­quired, be­fore he grad­u­ates.

But he tells this month’s edi­tion of FourFourTwo mag­a­zine that he’d quit foot­ball if the op­por­tu­nity to train to be­come a pi­lot for a big com­mer­cial air­line came up, even if his team-mates at Globe Arena don’t share his sky-high con­fi­dence.

“The other lads at More­cambe give me some stick,” says Bee­ley. “They say that, if they get on a plane and I come over the tan­noy, they’re go­ing to get straight off!”

Well, foot­ballers are al­ways say­ing they’re go­ing to keep their feet on the ground!

FEET ON GROUND: Bee­ley in his day job as More­cambe right-back

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