Phil Stone worked for a major financial institution for more than twenty years and during the latter stages was a Lending Manager with responsibility for a large portfolio of medium and small businesses. During this time he was also seconded to a Local Enterprise Agency to work with small and medium size businesses on developing Business Plans and Funding Proposals for a wide range of clients. Following this experience he started his own successful consultancy business specialising in strategic planning and marketing. He is also a successful author having written a number of business management books which have been published in various languages throughout the world.
He holds a number of professional and academic qualifications including:
• Master of Business Administration (MBA) specialising in Corporate Strategy and Change Management
• Diploma in Financial Studies – Chartered Institute of Bankers
• Diploma in Marketing – Chartered Institute of Marketing
This book is not intended as a technical manual but is a motivational account of the author's experience in gaining a pilot's licence and how it feels to learn to fly. It has been written to enable potential pilots to understand exactly what they are about to undertake and hopefully prepare them for the pain and challenge they will feel as well as the elation of finally gaining their Licence.