Q&A with Ian Walker
- Favourite career moment to date
During the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games I was standing underneath Tower Bridge during the passage of David Beckham through the water fall curtain and the sequence of fireworks from the upper walk way of the bridge.
- What do you most enjoy about your job
All the challenges we face to bring together some of the biggest displays in the Country and working with my fellow friends/ directors and crew members.
Being able to work with my two sons Ben and Adam.
- What aspect to you least enjoy
The waiting for the big moment and then waiting for the next.
- Favourite project you have worked on
It has to be The Forth Road Bridge, as a child I lived in South Queensferry and then spending most of my nine years of Naval service based nearby at H.M. Dockyard Rosyth, during this period I passed many times under the spans of the bridges on Minesweepers admiring the view, which made the prospect of working on such a massive project unbelievable and a dream come true.
Then to see the show turn in to such a spectacle and a complete success made the job fulfilling to the extreme.
- Favourite photo from the Titanium Firework portfolio
My favourite photograph is the London Eye but I have to say the Forth Road Bridge is something that has a special place in my heart.
- How would your colleagues describe working with you
Challenging/ last man standing – Quotes from colleagues “that will do” reply “ Can’t do that” “ let me fix it first” and “put it on Dropbox or send it by email”
- What is one thing you absolutely will check off your “bucket” list
Crossing the Sahara in a Series 3 Landover and watch the sunset over the dunes.
- If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why
I would like to orbit the earth from the Shuttle and see the world from the outside, because I can.
- One of your proudest moments
Holding my new born sons.