Dr Rob Simpson – Aeromedical Examiner

Rob Simpson is an Emergency Medicine Consultant. He qualified in 1994, and has been an NHS Consultant since 2004. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Royal College of…

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Neil McKenzie – Flight Instructor

Neil’s Flying career all started with a trial flying lesson whilst he was still at school, he was later awarded a Royal Navy Gliding scholarship. After attending university he worked within various ground based roles…

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Jerry Marsden – Flight Instructor

Instructor Jerry has the following to say about his flying career: "I started flying with an RAF Flying Scholarship in 1970. On my first lesson I was sick on my instructor, the radio caught fire…

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Ali Asghar – Flight Instructor

Ali has been a certified flight instructor for Almat Flying Academy for the past 4 years. When not flying the small aeroplanes at Almat Flying Academy Ali works for a leading EASA Approved Airbus Training…

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Ian Gerrard – Flight Instructor

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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…

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Simon Kalas – Managing Director

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Simon first went flying back in 2005 as a birthday present and then caught the bug. After several failed attempts at pursuing a PPL, Simon finally completed a LAPL course in 2018 with Almat. Simon…

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Ben Tweed – Operations Coordinator

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Ben first flew when he was 13 years old at Coventry Airport in a Cessna 152. Since then he has completed his first solo flight on his 16th birthday, cross-country to the Isle of Wight…

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Carmen Gardien – Head of Training

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Born in the Netherlands Carmen became interested in flying at the tender age of 12. Whilst on a family holiday in Africa she was given the chance the sit in the front of a Cessna…

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