Steve Mason – Instructor and Theory Examiner

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Steve provides instruction towards LAPL, Night Rating, SEP Re-validation and Aerobatics rating. He is also an examiner for the CAA theory exams required for the issue of a PPL, LAPL and IR(R).

Steve started his flying 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 and then completed an 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 favorite aircraft is the Cessna 177RG. In his spare time, Steve enjoys playing the ukulele, travelling and on occasion has been known to attempt snowboarding. Watch his interview below or go back to the about us page for more info on almat on our team.

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
I recently re-qualified for my PPL with Almat. Steve Mason was my instructor. I found him and the team to be completely professional, encouraging and supportive throughout the whole process. The club is friendly with lots of regular activities taking place that you can be involved in as much or as little as you want to. I did a ‘fly-over’ for charity a few weeks ago and Steve was so keen to support in any way possible, especially given that the manoeuvres were unusual. I particularly like the direction the club is going in recently. For example, more social seating for visitors, positioned overlooking the apron to help enhance the experience for both new ‘flyers’ and experienced ones. It certainly adds an even better wow factor for my passengers! 🙂
Christopher Bishop
Christopher B.
06:17 26 Aug 19
Had a great aerobatics experience at Almat with Steve Mason, thanks. He talked me through all the manoeuvres and then let me take the controls to do a few myself. Exhilarating! The team at Almat are very welcoming and hospitable. I flew to Coventry in my microlight and they helped me out with a problem I had on my navigation device. On my previous visit, Simon even dropped us off at the local pub for lunch and collected us afterwards. Excellent service, thanks
Colin Childs
Colin C.
10:22 21 Aug 19