About > Our Instructors
Our instructors have thousands of hours of military, commercial and private flying and instruction between them. We also benefit from having our own Examiners for the PPL/LAPL and IR(R).
MARK BLATCH "BLATCHY"
Recently retired from the RAF, where he spent most of his 37 years on the C130 Hercules as a Flight Engineer, he gained his PPL in 1990, progressing to CPL, twin and some years later added an Aerobatic rating. He enjoys spending the winter months Bush flying in South Africa. Holding a Flight Instructor rating, he teaches PPL and Night Ratings.
Head of Training (HoT) and Chief Flying Instructor (CFI)
After a long career in the RAF, flying Vulcans, Nimrods and Tristars, Nigel flew with an airline for 8 years. He held CFS A2 qualifications on Bulldog primary trainer, and the Kingair twin turboprop training. Holding a Flight Instructor rating, he teaches the PPL, IR(R) and Night Ratings.
David holds a CPL/IR which he has enjoyed making full use of, initially exploring the UK as a member of RAF Lyneham Flying Club.
Gaining a full Instrument Rating in 2013 and buying into a shared aircraft enabled more adventures abroad into Europe and the USA.
Instructing now provides him the opportunity to share and enthuse others with the same passion.
David instructs for PPL, Night and Instrument Ratings and also hosts popular ground school classes about Flying Abroad.
Instructor & CFI Emeritus
Steve gained his PPL at Birmingham in 1978 and joined BZNFC in 1985 while flying as British Airways cabin crew, where he was a Cabin Service Director.
He has CPL, ME, IR and Instructor ratings and has flown GA aircraft in most countries of the world. His links with the military flying continued as a flying instructor for 612 Sqn VGS trained by CFS, Cranwell. He can teach PPL, LAPL, Night, IR(R), Aerobatics, and UK Licence TMG, IMC & Tail Wheel.