F.L.A.M.E. was established in 1999.
Actually it started back in the 70's by visiting air shows
and a growing desire to get involved in this beautiful world of aviation. Then
around '87 I met Edwin Boshoff at an air show flying a DC3, and offered him to help him to maintain his
fleet of 2 Pipercub´s and 2 Cessna's at the Rainbow Aviation facility in Eindhoven.
Under the guidance of his Engineer Hans
Hermes I learned what maintenance was all about. Then I went back to school
again, first in Belgium where I gained my permit to maintain aero planes, but
this was not valid for the Dutch Authority's. Bart Smael (the other
Mechanic/pilot of Rainbow Aviation) pushed me to start a self study and do the
examine for the Dutch Authority's, so I did and got my Dutch "G.W.K."
In 2000 I went to Bakers School of Aviation in
USA and succeeded with my FAA A&P License, after 3 years in 2003 I went back to Bakers to
do the examine for my Inspection authorization.