Members of our team are always available in our offices to answer questions and provide help.
Will Director / Gyrocopter Instructor
Will has been a Director of Highland Aviation since 2017, and as our resident Gyrocopter instructor is here to change the world of aviation! We cannot deny that we've all been very impressed with his Gyrocopters, which add a whole new dimension to the flying school.
Will's normal work days are: Monday to Saturday
Sam Head of Training
Sam is an experienced commercial pilot with over 2700 hours to his name and a number of years of airline flying.
During his time with Highland Aviation, Sam has proved his professionalism, expertise and dedication to flight training. Sam's calm and composed manner continues to be popular amongst out students.
Leigh has been a pilot for more than 20 years, during much of this time he has been an RAF categorised instructor teaching RAF/CCF Cadets. Whilst he continues to fly for the RAF as a reservist, he has turned his attention to civilian flight training.
Leigh is highly knowledgeable, professional, and with his great sense of humour is a fantastic addition to the team.
Aitken is an experienced pilot and has been flying since 1991. A regular face at Highland Aviation and light aircraft owner, Aitken also has extensive experience of simple and complex airframes.
Qualifications: CRI(A), IR(R), Night Rating Privelage
Instructs: SEP revalidations, Complex conversions, LAPL to EASA PPL and NPPL to EASA PPL conversions.
Lee is an accomplished, active commercial pilot with a considerable number of flight hours in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. He is always smiling and is very generous with his knowledge and experience.
Qualifications: ATPL(A), FI(A)
Alan is a stalwart of the aviation industry who conducts many of our LAPL(A) and PPL(A) skills tests. Alan has worked an outstanding career consisting of more than 26,000 flight hours with a significant portion of these as a 747 Captain.
Qualifications: ATPL(A), FI(A), FE, FIC
Simon is an experienced commercial pilot with many hours logged. Building even further on this with his time spent as an examiner, Simon has a wealth of knowledge and insight on offer for our students.
Qualifications: ATPL(A), FI(A), FE, GR
Russell has been an instructor for over a decade and is also an experienced airline training Captain. Russell is a very knowledgeable aviator and holds our pilots and students to the highest standards.
Qualifications: ATPL(A), FI(A), FE
Our Operations Team
Joss Operations - Full Time
As our operations expert at Highland Aviation, Joss ensures the smooth running of our day-to-day activities. With an extensive understanding of the aviation industry, he is very keen to share this knowledge with student pilots and customers.
Joss' normal work days are: Friday to Tuesday
Greg Operations - Full Time
As the newest member of our operations team, Greg has settled into the role admirably. First introduced to Highland Aviation as a customer undertaking Gyrocopter Pilot Training, Greg intends to continue his studies to become a qulified Gyrocopter Instructor.
Greg's normal work days are: Wednesday to Sunday
Our CAMO & Maintenance Team
Paul CAMO Manager - Part Time
Paul is responsible for the operations of our EASA Part-M maintenance.
Alongside our Part-66 Licenced Engineers Paul manages our customers continuing airworthiness and aircraft maintenance needs through the Highland Aviation approved CAMO awarded to us by the CAA in July 2013.
Paul's normal working days are: Tuesday to Friday
Barry Maintenance Manager - Full Time
Barry has been with us since 2013 in a Part Time capacity, but from 2018 became our Full Time Part 66 Engineer and Maintenance Manager. He is a real asset to the company and remains the friendly face in the hangar come rain or shine. Barry is a very experienced engineer qualified to work on a wide range of aircraft from single piston to turbine, fabric and metal construction.
Barry's normal working days are: Monday to Friday
Giuseppe Engineer - Full Time
Giuseppe joined us in 2017 in our growing engineering department. He has quickly become a very valued member of the team with a wealth of mechanical training at his disposal.