His career has previously involved paragliding and surfing in Hong Kong,motor biking from one end of Africa to the other and across South America. He also has approximately 9,500 hours in aeroplanes and helicopters gained over 14 years flying in Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia. His helicopter license was gained in Hawaii. He now runs his own helicopter charter operation in Kenya with great success. He now lives on a ranch in Northern Kenya with his long term partner Karina, a fourth generation Kenyan, and they have two sons Frank and Digby.
Ben’s grandfather is Commander John Simpson (K32-36) and therefore a member of the mighty Simpson Clan who have attended Brandeston and the College.
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