About Almat Flying Academy

Meet The Team

A close knit team of dedicated flying instructors, working alongside a passionate Operations and Customer Service team, Almat Flying Academy is a small, friendly organisation. Throughout your flight training ground course training and beyond, our team is committed to supporting you and helping you achieve. Click on a photo to find out more about our team members and watch our video interviews.

Steve Mason

Flight Instructor

Ian Gerrard

Flight Instructor

Simon Kalas

Managing Director

Carmen Gardien

Flight Instructor

Glynn Matthews

Operations Director

Phil Marshall Lee

Flight Instructor & Examiner

Ben Tweed

Operations Manager

Our Aircraft

We have a diverse range of aircraft including Cessna 152, 172, Piper PA28 161 and Robin 2160. Click on a plane to find out more:

The Almat Flying Academy Philosophy

  • We want to make your experience as enjoyable as possible while maintaining a structured and professional learning environment.
  • We want our enthusiasm for flying will encourage and help you during your flight training.

Airfield Facilities

Being based at Coventry Airfield, Almat Flying Academy enjoys all the facilities associated with  large general aviation airports. We have a full Flight Information Service, Runway lighting (essential for night flying!!) and a 2km asphalt runway which happens to be the flattest in the UK. Coventry Airport is unique in that it has all the facilities of a large commercial airport but without the congestion: a great experience for anyone looking to get their licence.