I had my first air experience in 1966, a ride in a Bell 47D helicopter, registration G-ASOL. In the 1980s I learned to fly and acquired a PPL licence in 1991. I still fly occasionally with an instructor. I have logged time in a variety of aircraft types; Cessna C150/152/172, Grumman AA5-A Cheetah, Piper PA-18, Piper Cub, Harvard T6, Tiger Moth, Extra300, Bulldog, etc.

In 1990 I obtained a City & Guild Certificate in Aviation Studies at Farnborough Technical College. In 2014 I completed the RPQ-s training for using a drone for professional purposes and in 2015 the CAA confirmed issue of my PfAW Permission for Aerial Work (now replaced with the Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO)).

Today, I am a volunteer director and the webmaster for the Daedalus Aviation & Heritage Group based at Solent Airport (EGHF), and I’m the administrator for the Student Pilot Community group on Facebook, which now has in excess of 59,000 members.

In the past few years I have undertaken additional training in Generative AI, social media marketing, SEO, and further developments in network engineering.  This combines a long term interest in aviation with skills acquired while running and managing online businesses.

Full Time Engineer, Part Time Business Owner

I had all kinds of jobs after leaving school and for about 15 years I changed jobs frequently before settling into my first position in IT in the early 1990s.

For many years I was a Senior Network Engineer working for a provider of data and voice networks for a multitude of companies.  These networks can be anything from regional to global in reach.  My role was to configure the various devices that comprise the networks, troubleshoot when they go wrong, plan and manage changes to the networks, and to act as a consultant for new designs and projects.  I’m now a Team Leader for that same company.

In my spare time I experiment with various online business ideas and have been doing so since the mid 1990s when the World Wide Web was in its infancy. More recently, I’ve created five online courses each of which is a distillation of my knowledge on the subject.

I’m available to create content for your site, for coaching beginners in setting up websites and generally establishing a presence for themselves or their businesses in cyberspace.

Enough about me. What can I do for you?

I can offer you all kinds of services and support:

  • Content Creation. This could be posts and articles for your website or videos (short & long) for your social media channels.
  • AI Art. Thanks to the arrival of generative AI tools I can now offer AI art and graphics to your specification.
  • SEO & AIO services. Search Engine Optimisation and AI Optimisation.
  • Coaching & Training. If you’re a beginner in building a website and getting online, WordPress, SEO, or opening and managing social media accounts I can explain how to do it in plain English.
  • Full website build and management. Talk to me about outsourcing your online needs.

Aviation Content Creation

Here are some examples of the content I have provided for aviation sites and magazines:

  • Redbird Flight – https://www.redbirdflight.com/landing/author/ben-lovegrove
  • Avbuyer.com – https://www.avbuyer.com/articles/author/ben-lovegrove
  • Key.Aero – https://www.key.aero/ben-lovegrove
  • Airfactsjournal.com – https://airfactsjournal.com/author/benlovegrove/
  • PilotInstitute.com – https://pilotinstitute.com/the-psychological-aspects-of-flying/

These Armorial Bearings were assigned by the College of Arms in 1976 on request of my late father, Jim Lovegrove.

“…duly assigned with lawful authority and hath requested the favour of His Grace’s Warrant for Our granting and assigning such Arms and Crest as We may consider fit and proper to be borne by him and his descendants, to be placed on monuments or otherwise displayed to the memory of his late father the said Clifton George Lovegrove and to be borned and used by the other descendants of his said late father according to the to the Laws of Arms…”

College of Arms
Armorial Bearings Of Clifton George Lovegrove

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Redspan Solutions Limited was incorporated in December 1999 and is registered in England and Wales, Company Number 3892276.

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