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Profiles

Tom Honeyman

Managing Director / Flight Instructor

Tom is an experienced entrepreneur and business leader. His passion for flying developed at 14 as part of the Combined Cadet Force but instead of pursuing it as a career decided to work within the family business. Over 20 years, Tom developed a strong background in accounting, training and mechanical engineering within the pharmaceutical industry. Tom successfully grew the business from an SME to a large enterprise being awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise in the process. In 2022, he moved away from the day to day business to operate Praeluceo Group; an investment company. Tom, a qualified aerobatic pilot, spends most of his time working within AeroSchool where he oversees the operation as Managing Director, Accountable Manager and Flight Instructor.

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL 

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP)

  • Ratings: Night

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Tailwheel, Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

Available to examine for the following:

  • Theoretical Knowledge Examinations

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Pete Irving

Head of Training & Chief Flight Instructor

Born in Stokesley, Pete has always been fascinated with aviation. He first began flying gliders at 12 and on his 17th birthday, completed his private pilot licence. Pete spent over a decade in the Royal Airforce as a pilot on Tornado F3 aircraft. He then transitioned into the commercial world amassing over 18000 hours in command of Airbus A320, A330 & A340 aircraft before moving over to the Boeing 787. Retiring from the long-haul lifestyle, Pete now enjoys training the next generation of pilots.

Pete is a qualified instructor for LAPL/PPL and many ratings including Aerobatic, Night and IR(R), a ground school examiner and a flight examiner.

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Ratings: Night, Instrument Rating (Restricted), Aerobatic

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

Available to examine for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Renewal: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Ratings: Instrument Rating (Restricted)

  • Theoretical Knowledge Examinations

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Kieran Murphy

Compliance Manager & Ground Instructor

With nearly 40 years of experience in the aviation industry, Kieran started working on the ground as an aircraft engineer and as flight instructor. He progressed onto the flight deck as a flight engineer, first officer and then amassing over 10,000 hours as Captain.

Kieran has flown variety of different aircraft over the years firstly on the Lockheed Electra then onto Airbus A300B, Boeing 757, 767 and the 737 300/800 series. He has worked for a variety of airlines including Qantas, Hunting cargo airlines, TransAer, Virgin Express Ireland, Ryanair, Excel airways, GO fly airlines, Easyjet, Jet4U, Jet2 and finally West Atlantic Cargo Airlines.

Kieran is involved in initial student recruitment as well as using his vast experience and connections in working to place students in airlines and further training. He is actively involved in the provision of our ground school and developing our ATPL level training courses.

Available to instruct for the following:​

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Tom Kinchella

Flight Safety Manager & Flight Instructor

Tom started working in aviation as an aircraft mechanic with British Airways at Heathrow spending much of his time working on the long haul 'legacy' fleet of Boeing 747 and 777​ aircraft. Alongside this, Tom completed his commercial pilot training and latterly completed his instructor course at the British Aerobatic Academy.

Tom is an experienced flight instructor and is also heavily involved with delivering our ground school tuition.

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Ratings: Night

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Jake Hoggarth

Flight Instructor

Jake got into aviation following a trial flight. From that moment he instantly knew that a career in aviation was something that he wanted to pursue. He learnt to fly at Teesside Airport and gained his PPL. Jake then toured around Europe and the USA as part of hour building.

Jake went on to complete his Commercial Pilot Licence and Flight Instructor training and has logged over 1000 hours as an instructor.

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Ratings: Night

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

Available to examine for the following:

  • Theoretical Knowledge Examinations

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Trevor Parish

Flight Instructor

Trevor trained as flight instructor at Leicester in 2015 and is qualified to instruct LAPL/NPPL and additional Night and Tailwheel ratings. He has over 3000hrs experience with 1500 hours as an instructor. 

He initially obtained his PPL at Newcastle and has IR(R), TMG, Night, Conventional (Tailwheel) and Seaplane ratings. Owning a share in a PA28 has enable sorties to airfields throughout the UK, Ireland and France. He has flown SEP in many countries including Bush plane, Seaplane and Skis in Alaska.

He is a qualified glider and tug pilot.

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL only

  • Ratings: Night

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Mark Cachia-Markham

Flight Instructor

Mark gained his PPL at the age of 17 before landing his first job in aviation as a Flight Operations Officer at his local flying school in Malta. He then went on to become a Theoretical Knowledge Instructor while also working as an airline cabin crew with Air Malta flying on the Airbus 319/320 and Boeing 737-300.

Following graduation from the University of Malta, he moved on to the United Kingdom where he gained further qualifications including the Commercial Pilot Licence, Multi-Engine Piston Rating, Multi-Crew Coordination and Jet Orientation Course, the Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery training, as well as the Flight Instructor Certificate. He is qualified to instruct for the LAPL, PPL and night rating.  

Mark has recently passed his type rating on the Beechraft King Air 200 and currently holds the position of a First Officer with a UK-based operator. 

Outside work, Mark is a keen tennis player and has held several high rankings in the past. He also enjoys the outdoors and canoeing whenever he has some free time.

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Ratings: Night

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Steph Koczy

Flight Instructor

Steph is one of our PPL & Night rating instructors. In her previous role, she was an Operations Manager at a Commercial flying school down south. More recently, she completed her Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) rating and is a commercial license holder and spent 2 seasons as a Flight Operations Co-ordinator in Antarctica. She holds vast knowledge from her previous experiences and is also a PPL and ATPL tutor

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Izzy Fung

Flight Instructor

Izzy is one of our PPL & Night rating and IR(r) instructors

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Ratings: Night, Instrument Rating (Restricted)

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

Available to examine for the following:

  • Theoretical Knowledge Examinations

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Simon Johnston

Flight Instructor

Simon is one of our PPL, Night Rating and IR(r) Instructors

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Ratings: Night, Instrument Rating (Restricted), Aerobatic

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Dale Murphy

Flight Instructor
Dale is an ex-RAF aviator and works for AeroSchool and is contracted to AeroSchool on a full time basis.

Available to instruct for the following:
  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Ratings: Night

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Kamran Safiyari

Flight Instructor

Kam is an enthusiastic instructor who also flies commercially in King Air Aircraft.

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Ratings: Night

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Aaron Holtom-Cook

Flight Instructor

Aaron learnt to fly with AeroSchool. He has progressed to become a type rated first officer on Airbus A320/21 aircraft and works at AeroSchool on an Ad-Hoc basis.

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Ratings: Night

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Mark Raynes

Flight Instructor

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Ratings: Night, Instrument Rating (Restricted)

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Stephen Wyatt

Flight Instructor

Stephen served within the RAF becoming a VIP Captain on Andover aircraft within the 32 (Royal) Squadron before becoming Chief Flying Instructor at RAF Newton. Following his time in the RAF, Stephen spent over 20 years in commercial aviation as Captain operating B757, A300 & A320/1 aircraft for Monarch Airlines and B777/787 for Etihad. Stephen now works full time with AeroSchool.

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Paul Harrison

Deputy Head of Training & Flight Instructor

Paul heads up our Humberside base. He worked for many years with Eastern Airways as  a Captain on the Jetstream aircraft.

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Keith Earnden

Flight Instructor

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

Available to examine for the following:

  • Theoretical Knowledge Examinations

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Steve Kay

Flight Instructor

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Richard Hannigan

Flight Instructor

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Neil Baxter

Flight Instructor

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Peter Robson

Flight Instructor

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Paul Stephenson

Flight Instructor

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Ab-Initio Training: LAPL, PPL

  • Revalidation: Single Engine Piston (SEP Land)

  • Endorsements: Variable Pitch Propellers (VP), Retractable Undercarriage (RU),  Electronic Flight Information System (EFIS)

  • Club currency

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Alan Cassells

Ground Instructor

Alan joins us after an impressive flying career where he became one of the longest serving captains at British Airways flying the Boeing 747. Following retirement from BA, 'Cass' reverted to flying the 757 for Jet2.

Having hung up the headset, Cass is passing on his wealth of knowledge as one of our ground school instructors.

Available to instruct for the following:

  • Theoretical Knowledge

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Martyn Allen

Operations Executive

Martyn joined our Operations Team in July 2023, from a previous role in the Travel Industry. He holds a PPL with Night Rating, and recently completed his IR(r) with Aeroschool. He is looking to continue his journey and aims to keep working towards his ambition to become a Commercial Pilot in the future. 
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Andrew Povey

Operations Executive

Andrew has been with Aeroschool for over 5 years. He's currently working towards his PPL at the school. His favourite holiday destination is Florida, which he visits regularly and for those of you who know him, he's a big Hartlepool United fan.
 
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