ABOUT THE AU­THOR

Pilot - - SPECIAL FEATURE -

Filipe is Anglo-por­tuguese. He started glid­ing when he was fif­teen and was a pi­lot in the Por­tuguese Air Force un­til the mid 1980s, hav­ing flown the Fiat G-91 close air sup­port fighter. He’s made hun­dreds of dis­plays at air­shows since the ’90s on Pitts and Ex­tras, and is cur­rently a TAP Air Por­tu­gal Cap­tain fly­ing A330/340s. Recog­nis­ing the an­nual prob­lem in Por­tu­gal with bush and for­est fires, he joined the ser­vice as flight safety ad­vi­sor for the Fire Boss op­er­a­tion in Por­tu­gal and also trained as a part-time aerial fire­fighter.

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