Captain Martin Whitehead - Head of Training                                        Call Sign - 'Breitling'

 

Martin started his career with British Midland on the Fokker 100. After leaving BMi Martin joined Virgin Atlantic on the mighty Boeing 747 as a Senior First Officer. Now with over 15000 hours Martin is a Training Captain with Virgin Atlantic on the Boeing 787.

Martin is passionate about CRM and passing his vast knowledge on to all CRM Aviation customers.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 5  years

 

 

Susie Thorne - CFI                                                                                          Call Sign - 'Ariston'

 

Susie is the Chief Flying Instructor.

Susie started her commercial flying career as Cabin Crew with Monarch, before moving on to British Airways, working her way up to fly on the mighty Concorde for 5 years. After leaving British Airways Susie, gained her Flight Instructor and Flight Examiner ratings, then moved to Cobham for special missions flying on the Dornier 228.

After leaving Cobham Susie joined Flybe to fly the Dash Q400, then moved onto Gama Aviation. She has amassed over 7500 flight hours. Susie is a highly experienced instructor and commercial pilot.


Length of service with CRM Aviation -  3 years

 

Captain Geoff Linaker                                                                                       Call Sign 'Sywell'

 

Geoff has a vast experience within commercial aviation, not only as a commercial pilot, but also within airline management.

Geoff started his career with British Midland and flew the Boeing 737, working his way up to TRi/E, then onto Director of Flight Operations for British Midland.

Geoff joined Etihad after leaving British Midland and flew the A330, A340 and the mighty A380. Geoff holds a TRi/E on the A380. Geoff was appointed Vice President  of Operations for Etihad, before joining CRM Aviation.

Geoff has amassed over 17000 hours and is vastly experienced in the field of multi crew training and airline management.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 4 years

 

Captain Pete Legg                                                                                            Call Sign - 'Leggy'

 

Pete joined the Royal Air Force aged 19. He has a vast experience on Fast Jet aircraft including the F4 Phantom, F14 Tomcat and Tornado F2/3. Pete was selected for training as a Qualified Weapons Instructor during his first operational tour. He also commanded the QWI School after his return from flying the F14 Tomcat on a US exchange tour. Achieving his goal of commanding his own Tornado F3 Squadron Pete left the RAF.

Pete spent 20 years with Virgin Atlantic flying the Boeing 747-200, 747-400 and Boeing 787.

Petes is a highly experienced instructor who has delivered Human Factors and CRM training for over 15 years. He is passionate about CRM and takes pride in passing his vast knowledge to all CRM Aviation's customers.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - under 1 year

 

Captain Berny Alldred                                                                                           Call Sign - 'Jet'

 

Berny, started commercial aviation through the modular training route, then went on to flying instruction before landing his first FO role with Indigo Airlines, in India. After Indigo, Berny, secured an FO role with EasyJet, where he spent 2 years on the A320. Berny, is now a Training Captain with British Airways on the Airbus 320.

Berny, is extremely enthusiastic about the modular training route and has a passion to pass on his career experience.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 4 years

 

Captain Peter Sneller                                                                                     Call Sign - 'Pilates'

 

Peter started his career within the oil industry, but the 'pull' of aviation was far too strong! Peter joined British Midland. After a long service period at BMi Peter, moved across to British Airways and is currently a Captain on the Airbus 319/320/321.

Peter has a strong passion for human factors and is dedicated  to offering the best, most realistic CRM training and experience.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 3 years

 

Captain Nick Horlock                                                                                             Call Sign 'TBA'

 

Nick, started his civilian commercial flying career with Virgin Atlantic, on the mighty Boeing 747-400. After Virgin, he joined easyJet and held a Command position. Nick, now works for TUI as a Line Training Captain on the Boeing 737-800.

Nick, has flown a variety of civilian aircraft ranging from A319, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 777-300ER to Boeing 747-400 and has over 18000 hours total time to his name.

Nick, is an experienced trainer, not only holding civilian training positions but also A2 QFI Instructor and Examiner positions in the Royal Air Force.

Nick, is very passionate about the non technical element of Crew Resource Management and brings a wealth of knowledge to our instructional team.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 2 years

 

Captain Pete Shawe                                                                                       Call Sign - 'Shaggy'

Pete Shawe
 

Initially qualifying as a RAF engineer, Pete joined Hunting Cargo on the Boeing 727 operating night freight flights as his first venture into commercial aviation. It was then onto Virgin Atlantic on the Boeing 747 as a First Officer. Command came after that and then a transfer to the Boeing 787 with Virgin Atlantic.

Pete has over 20,000 hours and is an FE and ME/IR examiner for the UK CAA and EASA


Length of service with CRM Aviation - under 1year

 
 

John Ware                                                                                                       Call Sign - 'English'

 

John is an Advanced UPRT- Aeroplane Instructor.

John began flying with the Air Cadets and was subsequently awarded a RAF Flying Scholarship. He continued flying with the University Air Squadron while completing his Aeronautical Engineering degree and subsequently joined British Airways on their cadet scheme. He flew as a First Officer on the Boeing 737, Airbus 320 and Boeing 777. He has held commands on the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320. He returned to long haul flying in 2016 as a Captain on the Boeing 747-400. John is now a Captain on the Boeing 787.


He has held an instructor rating for many years and has been flying aerobatics and formation regularly since 2006, mainly on the CJ-6, Yak-52 and CRM Aviation Firefly T67's.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 6 years

 

Dave Best                                                                                                          Call Sign - 'Bestie'

 

Dave is an Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructor. Dave is also an EASA qualified Experimental Test Pilot and Flight Test Instructor.  He is also an EASA approved Compliance Verification Engineer.

Dave is a previous UK MOD Chief Test Pilot and a former commander of the Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) at RAF Boscombe Down. Following a 33 year Royal Air Force career, Dave is still actively engaged in certification activities as well as providing test flying instruction at ETPS.  Dave has flown over 90 types of aircraft, has extensive experience of testing aircraft and systems at the limits of their designs and has many years of experience of teaching others how to do this safely.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 3 years

 

Sam Whatmough                                                                                               Call Sign - 'Reno'

 
 

Sam is an Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructor.

Sam started his aviation career with British Airways on the Boeing 737. After cutting his teeth on Boeing's finest he went on to fly and become a TRi/E on all of British Airways' current Boeing and Airbus fleet of aircraft. Sam is currently a Training Standards Captain on the Airbus 380.

Sam's passion for aviation has led him to fly off water on floats, snow on skis, air race at Reno, successfully compete at aerobatics, display at air shows and tow banners!

Whilst he loves flying historic aircraft his pride and joy is an ultra modern Vans RV8.

Length of service with CRM Aviation -  1 year

 

 

Nigel Rhind                                                                                                        Call Sign - 'Rhino'

 

Nigel is an Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructor.

Nigel started his career in the Navy as a submariner. He left the Navy and joined British Airways where he has flown short and long haul from the Boeing 737, Airbus 320 to Boeing 747 and Boeing 777. He is currently a Captain on the Boeing 777 as well as holding a FI(A) and FE(E) ratings. Nigel is a keen general aviator and has owned and flown Yaks as well as his current pride and joy, a Vans RV8.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 4 years

 

Steve Iwanek                                                                                                 Call Sign - 'Nik-Nak'

 

Steve is an Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructor.

Steve joined the Royal Air Force in 2009 and flew the Eurofighter Typhoon on operational exercises all over the world with 3 (Fighter) Squadron, before becoming a Qualified Flying Instructor and training new Typhoon pilots on the Operational Conversion Unit at RAF Coningsby.

Steve is aware of many unusual attitudes, although very usual to him. He is an experienced instructor keen to pass his knowledge on to others.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - under 1 year

 

Jon Killerby                                                                                                        Call Sign - 'Killers'

 

Jon is an Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructor.

Jon joined the Royal Air Force at 17. He has vast experience in Fast Jet and Multi Engine aircraft and has flown and instructed on a variety of types, including the mighty B-2 Spirit stealth bomber! Jon's final tour was as an instructor on the Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) at RAF Boscombe Down. A keen aviator with a diverse background Jon has extensive experience of testing aircraft in unusual attitudes.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 3 years

 

Phil Millward                                                                                                      Call Sign - 'China'

 

Phil is a UPRT-A instructor for CRM Aviation.

Phil has had a 25 year career in the Royal Air Force seeing active duty and also undertaking the role of a CFS examiner. He has flown the Tucano, Hawk and Tornado but now flies the Boeing 737-8 and MAX for TUI. He is an enthusiastic instructor who has huge amounts of experience at all unusual attitudes.


Length of service with CRM Aviation - 6 years

 

Paul Revell                                                                                                          Call Sign - 'Airfix'

 
 

Paul is an Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructor.

Paul joined the Royal Air Force as a graduate and flew the Buccaneer before a tour as a Central Flying School A2 Qualified Flying Instructor. After leaving the Royal Air Force, Paul moved into civil aviation, joining British Airways. 

After a 30 year long career at British Airways that saw Paul flying numerous Boeing types, including 20 years on the 747-400 as a TRi/TRe. After the Jumbo, Paul moved to the Boeing 777 as a TRi before transferring onto the 787.

With over 21,000 flying hours, Paul's experience is vast and he is keen to pass his experiences on to industry new comers.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 1 year

 

Mark Levy                                                                                                          Call Sign - 'Pickle'

 
 

Mark is an Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructor.

Mark left school to become an Air Traffic Controller, which, at the time, included training for the issue of a PPL. Whilst working as an ATCO at Glasgow airport he became a part time flying instructor, finally moving permanently to the other side of the microphone when he joined Loganair as an FO on the Shorts 360.

A move to British Airways lead to a further short stint on heavy turboprops before transferring to Heathrow and a succession of Boeing jets followed. Mark has logged 22,000 flying hours and flown 747/757/767/777.  

At heart, Mark has always been a lover of pure flight, and has flown in aerobatic air shows for 30 years in types ranging from Steamans, Yaks and Harvards and now has the great pleasure of taking passengers flying in Spitfires and Mustangs.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 1 year 

 

David Simkin                                                                                                  Call Sign - 'Fingers'

 
 

David is an Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructor.

David joined the Royal Air Force at the age of 18 and was flying the English Electric Lightning by the age of 21. Following a move to the Jet Provost as an instructor, he was awarded the coveted RAF A1 QFI rating. With a further 30 years in commercial aviation, David is currently a TRI, TRE and UPRT instructor on the A320 and the B777/787 aircraft types.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 2 years

 

Graham Nunn                                                                                       Call Sign - 'Commander'

 

Graham is an Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructor. Graham is a highly experienced aeroplane and helicopter instructor having amassed over 9000 hours total time.

Previously he has been employed as a commercial helicopter pilot and also as Head of Training and CFI at our home airfield of White Waltham. He is also a Civil Aviation Authority appointed examiner in respect of numerous ratings.

Length of service with CRM Aviation - 5 years

 

Robert Lough                                                                                                   Call Sign - 'Ginger'

 

Robert is an Advanced UPRT-Aeroplane Instructor. 

Robert trained in Canada and flew throughout North America and Europe as commercial instructor.  Robert has 5000 hours under his belt. He has instructed at a major integrated ATO and has flown the Pilatus PC12 commercially. Robert has plenty of time in his two favourite aircraft the Super Cub and Pitts Special. 

Length of service with CRM Aviation - under 1 year

 

Julian Murfitt                                                                                                     Call Sign - 'Tickle'

 

Julian is a GA UPRT-Aeroplane Specialist Instructor.

Julian has been running 'Stall Spin Awareness' courses in our T67's for the past 6 years. Julian is an extremely experienced aerobatic pilot and instructor, having won the British National Advanced Championships, twice, as well as represent the UK twice at World Aerobatic Championships. He has a strong interest in human factors as well as being an extremely engaging person who has a strong passion for aviation and importantly imparting his vast knowledge.


Length of service with CRM Aviation - 8 years

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