Matt has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong. He has been flying aircraft since the age of sixteen. After completing his degree he then served for six years in the Royal Air Force flying Tucanos and Hawks before being subject to the UK Defense cuts.
Since his teenage years he has traveled to almost one hundred countries. Some of the more interesting include: Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia, Botswana, Chile, China, Falkland Islands, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lesotho, Nepal, Norway, Russia, Peru, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Tibet, Turkmenistan, the UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Zambia.