Donald Putnam, Head of Training

Donald is our Head of Training and Chief Flying Instructor. Donald has been instructing for 10 years and is qualified to teach all flying disciplines from basic PPL and Multi-Engine  through to Commercial flying, FIC courses, Instrument Flying and Aerobatics.

Donald is a passionate flyer and has been flying since he was 13 and lives to pass on his passion to everyone else. He has prodigious knowledge both about the practice of flying in the real world and all the theoretical background to it all in order to help both students and qualified pilots through the technical exams needed to obtain or revalidate the different licences.

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Trix Lummis, Senior Flying Instructor

Trix is one of our senior flying instructors and has been instructing for 5 years. Trix is a lynchpin of the school and is qualified to teach PPL, Night, CPL and Instrument Rating (Single Engine).



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Wojciech Wszolek, Flying Instructor

Wojciech hails from Poland and has been flying for 10 years. He originally trained in Computer Science but has decided that he prefers flying as a career and came to the UK to learn. He did all his training in the UK and has been living and instructing in Scotland for 2 years prior to joining us in May. Because his name is unpronounceable to us Brits we prefer to call him Voytech (or to his real friends Vortex!). Voytech is a great enthusiast and teacher and we are very lucky to have him as part of our school.

Damien Andre, Flying Instructor

Damien originates from Marseille in the South of France and went to the USA to carry out his initial pilot training in mostly Florida and California. Damien carried out his Flying Instructor rating at Cranfield and liked it so much that he has decided to stay here and instruct. He has been part of theschool since July 2016.




Gino Sabatino, Flying Instructor

Gino is a part time instructor with the school when he can spare the time from his job with Ryan Air. He loves flying and teaching so much that when he is not in the air with the big jets he comes to the school to share his passion with our students.



Abubaker Niazi, Operations Manager

Niazi is our operations Manager and has been running the school for over 5 years. He looks after all aspects of the running of the school from induction of new students, ensuring the aircraft are available for flight, booking lessons and scheduling and despatching flights. 


Jason Kettlewell, Head of Maintenance

Jason, our head of maintenance is a licenced engineer of many years experience. He and his team of enthusiastic professionals keep the fleet flying and safe. Jason has been working in aviation for 20 years many of them for this school.