Elected Secretary of the 5AT Group in 2012, Mike Horne served a three year full-time apprenticeship at RAF Halton, training as an aircraft electronic instrument fitter. He then worked on Vulcan, Nimrod, Canberra and HS125 aircraft for 12 years.
Following retirement from the RAF, Mike joined a multinational company in the office equipment industry, becoming the European Technical Services Manager running the department responsible for product introduction and support to 19 Offices in Europe, Russia, South Africa and UAE for a wide range of products.Mike is currently involved in voluntary work on the railway at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester (MOSI) undertaking various engineering works and where he regularly fires the replica of Stephenson's locomotive Planet (see photo at right). [MOSI has just become part of the National Museum of Science and Industry group which also includes the Science Museum in London and the National Railway Museum in York.]
Mike assisted Alan Fozard with the commercial planning for the 5AT Project, and is now actively involved in the establishment and formalization of the 5AT Group. He participates in all engineering and planning meetings, acting as minute-taker and coordinator for the group.Mike lives in Southport in northwest England.
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