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My Egmond Rambler 2ES1 from 1968
My name is Hans Gatu and I am an engineer in electronics since the late 70's. I live in Sweden and I work as a design engineer in the electric, the electronic and the mechanical fields.
I have worked for big companies like Ericsson and ABB but also for small companies. I have also been a teacher in electronics, in tele-communications and in photography.
Music has always been important to me. I am actually not a guitarist, but a drummer. However, I like guitars and think it is fun and I play a little at home. Almost all of my guitars comes from flea markets. They have costed from €2 to €20 and were, more or less, broken with missing parts, such as bridges, etc. Then I have restored and improved them.
I have several different interests: Among my interests is amateur radio and vintage caravans (see my other web sites: www.HEATHKIT.nu and www.OPIO.nu). I also have a genuine interest in aviation. I began pilot school in 1981. I flew the Morane Saulnier SOCATA Rallye (M.S. 880), a French design with very good characteristics. Later the design was sold to Poland and was renamed to PZL Koliber (PZL 110). In 1982 I flew by my self for the first time.
PZL Koliber ( Real planes has a stick, not a wheel. The Rallye/Koliber is a real plane )
My pilot lessons was taking place at Hassleholm AeroClub. I have now landed permanently, due to economical reasons. I am still very interested in aviation though and I am a member of the F10 Fellowship Association at the former 10th Wing Airforce Base in the Swedish Airforce, where I did my military service in 1980. I was then an Aircraft Mechanic and I worked mostly with the J35F Draken (the Dragon) fighter. At the former 10th Wing Airforce Base is now a very fine Airforce Museum. Another museum where I am a technician is the Hassleholm Military Museum. For some years I have been a K9 Dog Handler in the voluntary part of the Swedish Army, the National Home Guard.
The K9 Dog Handler (Click to enlarge the picture)
Other interests I have is Vintage Vehicles, Photography and Choir Singing (I sing the base in the Hassleholm Church Vocal Ensemble).
The Hassleholm Church Vocal Ensemble (Click to enlarge the picture)
You can contact me at this e-mail address: