Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. My name is Scott and I am a 29 year old EASA PPL / FAA PPL / IR(R) / Night Rating licensee with 200+ hours flight time logged and am currently studying for my ATPL exams. I live near Atherstone, Warwickshire and I love flying!
As a bit of background information, I first became interested in Aviation when I was around 5 years old after my Grandad took me and my two brothers to Duxford Imperial War Museum for the day. I remember looking up at the Lancaster Bomber and thinking “I’m going to be a Pilot one day!”
So, as I was only 5 years old I had to wait quite a few years, therefore as I got older I worked my way through the Cubs, then on to Scouts, then once I turned 13, I joined the Air Training Corps. It was with the Air Cadets that I got my first experience flying in a light aircraft and I loved every second! – On my 20th Birthday I became staff and still remain an Adult Volunteer.
For my 15th Birthday I was bought a trial lesson at Tatenhill Airfield (EGBM). After the 1 hour flight the urge to fly had increased tenfold and so began my PPL training! As I was only 15, I could only earn money from my paper-round, so could only afford a lesson once per month (I did receive some financial help from my Grandparents after that), however, I was taught by two excellent instructors (Vince & Craig) and they got me up to solo standard in less than 9 hours. I then went on to complete my PPL training in the 45 hours minimum time, aged 18.
As well as flying various club aircraft or ferrying privately-owned aircraft, I also had a share in a Cessna FRA150M (Aerobat) which I thought was a fun little aeroplane to fly.
As aviation is a real passion for me, I have always tried to stay employed within the industry. I have previously worked at Tatenhill Airfield, first as Weekend Fire Cover then moving on to working in the Hangar maintaining aircraft, as an apprentice. Following that, I went to work for a large Ground Handling company at Birmingham Airport on the ramp as a Baggage Agent before being offered the role of a Turnaround Coordinator (Dispatcher). I was trained to use the various pieces of Ground Support Equipment (GSE), taught to marshall aircraft, was pushback headset trained and also pushback driver and tow trained.
Currently, I work as a Ground Operations Trainer for a UK based airline based at East Midlands Airport. Prior to that I worked in Flight Ops and then as the Ramp Manager for a Specialist Aviation company, operating a fleet of Twin-engine Cessna and Beechcraft King Air aircraft for Aerial Surveillance, Coastguard/Border Force, Scheduled Cargo, Ad-Hoc Cargo and Passenger Charter work.
I am honest and trustworthy, which I hope you’ll see from the fact that all of my flying qualifications and hours are published on this website rather than hidden. I do not want to mis-lead you in any way; I am a PPL holder and I can’t charge to ferry your aircraft. I do have a written statement from the CAA regarding PPL Ferry Operations and it is perfectly legal provided I do not make a profit from the flight – I just ask that you cover my expenses as laid out in my Terms & Conditions.
*All MEP ferries are carried out by a current CPL/MEIR holder and so will incur additional Pilot costs to cover their time.*