Who we are
Our Director and Principal Consultant managed the corporate flying governance of a major international aerospace company covering all its world-wide flying and airfield operations as well as its UK flight test activity and airfield operations under both UK CAA and MoD regulation. He also flew as a lead test pilot on Tornado, Hawk, Eurofighter/Typhoon, BAe146 and Nimrod MRA4, including as Captain of MRA4's first flight and as the UAV pilot for the first flight of Mantis UAS. He continues to consult and lecture on flight test and on flight test development programmes.
John displayed Hawk and Eurofighter/Typhoon at national and international air shows, including the first fully aerobatic Eurofighter display at Farnborough in 1996 and for the Typhoon name launch at Farnborough 1998. He also displayed a wide variety of vintage aircraft from the World War I Bristol Fighter F2B to the 1940's Avro C-19 Anson at the Shuttleworth Trust’s Old Warden airfield and elsewhere in UK.
Having participated on air show Flying Control Committees since 1990, John advised the UK Civil Aviation Authority on a number of airshow regulation matters and, after a spell as its Chairman, was elected as Life Vice President of the British Air Display Association. He was Farnborough International Airshow's Deputy Flying Display Director or Chairman of the Flying Control Committee from 2006 to 2012 and its Flying Display Director from 2014 to 2018 when he was also Flying Display Director for the Bahrain International Airshow. He continues to be involved in airshow flying supervision.