Phil Summers shares his airborne desk of the week with KindredHQ
‘I have what could be politely called a “portfolio career”. Problem is – I don’t really have a desk. I work part time as a GP, do some work as a helicopter flying instructor and do some aviation medicine consultancy type stuff for the armed forces. I’m either “hot-desking” in the surgery or trying to find a quiet corner at the airfield to do some planning. Not having a desk full of clutter is one of the things I love about working part-time. It forces you to pare back to the essentials (as does commuting to jobs by bicycle).
When KindredHQ contacted me I was in GP mode so a shot of my desk would have included a plastic model of the female genital tract and a urine sample. It didn’t take long for us to decide to leave it until a flying day. So here’s a shot that I grabbed from the cockpit a few days later taking a former helicopter student (he’s now got his licence) and a business colleague of his into Stoke Park Golf club for a posh lunch. The conurbation in the background is the town of Slough- so it’s not as glamorous as all that.’