Ian started his flying career at Dundee in 1983, before joining the RAF in flight operations/flight planning/assistant air traffic controller roles. After careers in the RAF and subsequently the police, he returned to flying, obtaining his private pilots licence at Little Gransden Airfield in 2004. Shortly afterwards Ian obtained an FAA licence and flew extensively in the USA for a few years. Whilst he was in the UK he made several enjoyable trips to France. In 2009, he obtained his Commercial Pilots Licence at Cranfield. Shortly afterward came his Instructor rating IMC/IR(R) and Instrument rating. Ian has flown regularly as an instructor since 2009 and has been with Almat since June 2017. He also holds a Multi Engine Piston rating, a Single Engine Turbine rating, Night Rating and an Instrument Instructors rating.
What an excellent experience! All staff were welcoming, everything was well explained and the pilot (Ian, I believe) was friendly and amenable. A very good time was had - on the ground and in the air. Disappointed tho that there was no in flight drinks trolley service or Duty Free hehehehe !!!!!! Being serious, overall 10/10 for your efforts. Great afternoon had. Thank you very much. I shall raise a glass and toast you with my voucher!
18:28 08 Nov 18
First lesson yesterday ,a Father’s Day present from my daughter, great briefing from Dave, funny and informative, instructor Ian, a crazy Scot, was very experienced and totally chilled out, made me feel very relaxed and gained confidence as the flight progressed, all in all, a great experience and booking a further 2 hours very soon, already started my flight log with the intention of working towards my P.P.I. thanks to all at Almat Aviation.
19:24 16 Oct 17