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Highland Aviation Team

 

Our Instructional team are all Commercial Pilots who, with the help of our head of training Mike Macleod, will give you a tailor-made course allowing you to fly and study when you want to. Members of our team are always available in our clubhouse to answer questions, provide help or just have a chat.

Our Instructors

 

YakTuna

Yak Tuna
Instructor - Full Time

Yak is a fully qualified commercial pilot who has newly started with Highland Aviation. Who has a real passion for light aircraft.

Qualified to teach: PPL, LAPL.

Yak's normal work days are: Wednesday to Sunday

  

 

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Richard Taylor
Instructor - Full Time

Richard is a fully qualified commercial pilot who has been with Highland Aviation since 2016. Richard has had a passion for flying since a young age and has many years of flying experience.

Qualified to teach: PPL, LAPL.

Richard's normal work days are: Saturday to Wednesday

  


 

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James Sherriff
Instructor - Part Time

James has been supporting our instructional team for a few years since he left the RAF flying onboard Nimrods. James also flies for the Fisheries protection program making sure our marine life are safe around the Scotland.

Qualified to teach: PPL, LAPL, Mountain Flying, Beach Landing, Night Rating.

 

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Neil Fallen
Instructor - Part Time

Neil is one of our part-time instructors and also flies for Loganair as a commercial pilot. Neil has been an important part of Highland Aviation, having instructed for over 7 years with us and has thousands of hours flying experience.

Qualified to teach: PPL, LAPL, Mountain Flying, Beach Landing, Night Rating.

 

 

Our Examiners
 

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Russell Mounce
Examiner

Russell is one of our part-time examiners and also flies for Loganair as a commercial pilot. Russell has been an instructor for over a decade and recently became our primary examiner.

Qualified to teach: PPL, LAPL, IMC, Mountain Flying, Beach Landing and Night Rating.

 

 

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Alan Nicholson
Examiner - Part Time

Alan Nicholson is a very experienced pilot who conducts a majority of our PPL Flight exams. Alan has many 1000's of flight hours, a large number recorded as a 747 pilot / instructor. He has been imortalised as the instructor on the Sky TV show "Flying Heavy Metal" (Alan's the chap in the red shirt!)

Qualified to teach: FIC, PPL, LAPL, Mountain Flying, Beach Landing, Night Rating, IMC

 

Our Operations Team

 

David-Barclay

David Barclay
Operations Manager - Full Time

David deals with all aircraft operations and customer relations.

In his role with us, David is currently involved in the development of some revolutionary e-Techlog and e-Logbook solutions to help our members with flight time recording.

David's normal work days are: Sunday to Friday

 

 

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Emily Barclay
Reception / Operations - Full Time

Emily has been with Highland Aviation since September 2014 as full time staff and shares the responsibility of operations and reception duties with David Barclay and Susan Urquhart.

Emily's Normal work days are: Sunday to Thursday

 

 

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Susan Urquhart
Reception / Operations - Part Time

Susan has started with Highland Aviation as part time staff and shares the responsibility of operations and reception duties with Emily Barclay and David Barclay.

Susan's Normal work days are: Friday and Saturday

 

 

Our Part-M Maintenance Team


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Paul Stanton
CAMO Manager - Full Time

Paul is responsible for the operations of our EASA Part-M maintenance.

Alongside our Part-66 Licenced Engineers Paul manages our customers 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 Saturday

 

 

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Barry Peters
Engineer - Part Time

Barry has been with us since 2013 and is 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.

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