Hello! I’m Craig ‘Clickety’ Clarkstone, designer of the models on this website. I inherited my passion for jets from my parents taking me to airshows as a child. Like many boys I wanted to be a fast jet pilot and starting by joining the Air Cadets, flying in Chipmunks with 303 detached flight.
Around the age of 14 having I reached 6’4″ tall and started to need glasses, I became too tall for most fast jets in the UK, and perfect eyesight was essential to even be admitted to an initial interview. So I made the tough choice to pursue my other passion – product design!
Having obtained a 1st Class degree in Industrial Product Design from Coventry University, I’ve made a career in design, currently designing luxury yachts for a UK manufacturer.
My friend Fernando introduced me to parkjets over around 10 years ago, which I became excited about as they were really accessible – cheap to build and loads of fun to fly. Eventually I combining my passion for fast jets with my design experience. I designed my first model Parkjet – the YF-23 Grey Ghost in 2012, and kept going to design many more.
As more and more people started building my designs, I decided to create this site to help share my work so that everyone can enjoy the experience of our hearts soaring high in the sky with our planes.
As much as I love to soar in the sky, at the age of 18 I had a powerful supernatural experience, where I discovered the reality of God and I became a Christian. It has always been the most significant point of my life. Now my soul soars too! If you want to know more about this, I would love to share my experiences with you. More importantly, you could explore God in your own life through //alpha.org