Mark flew the Hawk and the Harrier GR7 in the Royal Air Force before training as a test pilot at the Empire Test Pilots’ School in 1999. After 4 years of flight testing he returned to ETPS as an instructor and, eventually, as Principal Tutor, Fixed Wing.


He then joined Cathay Pacific Airways as a pilot on the Boeing 747-200 for a brief period before taking up the opportunity to join Rolls-Royce as Deputy Chief Test Pilot in 2007 where he continues to fly the Boeing 747-200, various Airbus types, the Gulfstream G450 and the company Spitfire.