Steve Mason – Head of Training

Steve heads our team of flight instructors providing instruction and examinations for PPL & LAPL students. He can also provide instruction for Night Rating, SEP Re-validation and Aerobatics rating. Steve is also a flight and theory examiner for the CAA theory exams and skills tests required for the issue of a PPL, LAPL. In addition to ab initio instruction he is an FIC Instructor providing instruction for the issue of the FI certificate.

Starting his aviation career in 2003 as part of a 14-year period with the Air Cadets. In 2013 he obtained his PPL with Almat Flying Club as it was then called. Completing his aerobatic rating shortly after.

Steve has flown on many trips around the UK and abroad and enjoys the challenge of flying in controlled airspace where possible.  After flying privately for a few years, he added an Instructor rating to his license and made the jump from his previous job as a manager for a large train operating company to become one of our full-time instructors. Steve’s favourite aircraft is the Cessna 172.

What our customers say about Steve:

Had a great time and would highly recommend Almat Flying Academy.My instructor Steve Mason made the experience amazing. Everything was explained in detail and made the flight unforgettable.
Kevin Kendall
Kevin K.
14:35 30 Aug 20
I did a 30 minutes trial Arial lesson on 12th October. Since I did it early morning 9am it was a great experience. The weather was perfect, the skies were clear and the instructor Steve Mason was really helpful. I also got my photographs clicked and printed during the entire experience for an additional of £15/-.
Komal Jain
Komal J.
19:56 12 Oct 19