Profiles of all staff involved in flight training here at PAT:
Anthony is our Head of training. He has over 10,000 hours of flying experience including instructing and examining.
Anthony is a CAA authorised examiner for the CPL and IR skill tests so, although he is not allowed to examine PAT students, he really knows what an examiner is looking for. He is also a Class Rating Examiner, an Instrument Rating Renewal Examiner and a Radio-Telephony Examiner.
Anthony retains his passion for the provision of quality training. If you can get through one of his 170A tests (the in-house mock test before the actual skill test), you should have no problem with the test itself!
Anthony is also specifically approved by the CAA to run examiner courses for Flight Examiners, PPL, CPL, Class Rating and IR revalidation/renewal (including public transport operations). For further details see www.flightexaminertraining.co.uk.
Linda moved into flight training after a career in computer systems management. After spending 5 years with a large management consultancy she became self-employed, working as a computer consultant, until her husband persuaded her to join him at PAT.
Linda is responsible for all of the day to day management of the business. Despite developing and maintaining an in-depth knowledge of JAA/EASA training courses and licensing requirements, enabling many students to benefit from her detailed advice, she still manages to enjoy her role at PAT.
Maddy joined us from Old Sarum Flying Club where she was their CFI. She has 5,000 hours flying experience, most of it instructional. She did her CPL and IR at PAT back in 1999, so we know she was trained well!
Maddy is a Radio-Telephony (RT), a Class rating Examiner and an Instrument Rating Renewal Examiner.
In her spare time (we do allow her some time off!) Maddy likes gardening and dog walking.
Derek also joined us in 2011 after previously working as an instructor for a flying organisation at Bournemouth airport.
Derek is of Scottish ancestry but this is considered an advantage at PAT.
Paul joined us in 2012, also after working as an instructor for a flying organisation at Bournemouth.
Peter joined us in March 2004 as Operations Controller having previously worked in that role for a number of years including for a previous flight training organisation at Bournemouth.
Peter is well known around the airfield and you will find him very helpful in sorting out any problem you may have from 'what time am I flying tomorrow?' to 'where is a good pub to go to?'.
Watch out though, Peter likes to ‘tag’ everyone with a nickname!