Keiran Wilkinson

Software Engineer, Aviation Photographer and Maker

About Me

This website is an amalgamation of my two interests, technology and all things that fly. Since the name was first thought of I’ve branched out to photography as well.

I have been involved with technology from the start of my secondary education. Before then I was fascinated with aircraft and anything aviation related. This website seeks to combine both of my interests and to document my involvement within the makerspace movement. 

In 2018 I decided I was going to make the jump and learn to fly recreationally, to me this far outweighs the draw of commercial flying as there is much less pressure. I started off studying a private pilots licence but  changed to studying the National Private Pilots Licence at Mainair Flying school in Barton. This is a 3 axis microlight licence which was theoretically cheaper, in 2021, after the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to refocus my efforts on my photography and travel post pandemic. I hope to pick up flying again one day.



My interest in technology and aviation naturally extended to aviation photography. I’ve been a member of the photography group at Create Oldham since it’s early days which has presented some interesting photographic opportunities including street, macro and night. You can view my favourite photos on my gallery page or see the latest posts on the left.

Talks and Conferences

I like nothing more than sharing my passion for technology and aviation with others in the industry, over the last few years I have been at events both as an attendee and delivering talks. Some of my favourite events that I have spoken at were the Tameside Youth Hack (Which was the first Hackathon I ever won), DTX Manchester 2022 and the Rochdale Winter Amateur Radio Rally.


I joined Create Oldham as a member in 2016, as I became more and more involved with the organisation I realised that I wanted to give something back to the community. As we moved from one building to an interim space, and then again to the space they are in currently, I became much more involved in the day to day running of the organisation.

In June 2018, at the end of my first year in 6th form college, I was nominated to join the board of directors. I was elected and have served as a director for the last 2 years. In that time I have had several responsibilities including membership, volunteers and finally systems director.

During my time on the board I worked on the Visor Volunteers project creating much-needed PPE for the health service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was an ambitious project where we organised, delivered and co-ordinated manufacture of over 500 visors that were across the community.

I left Create Oldham in late 2021 to pursue my photography hobby and complete my degree apprenticeship. These days I’m just a regular old maker, working on projects that interest me and that I can learn new things doing. I still get involved teaching people to code and learn new STEM skills through my work at CodeWith and as a STEM ambassador. 



Create Oldham

Micro:Bit Move Activities

Something I have always enjoyed now I am working writing software and building websites is passing my skills onto young people. One of the most

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PPL – Lesson 1

Another lesson successfully completed of my Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL), and I have to say I cannot believe I am finally starting to realise my

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