Our Instructors

Among our instructors we have many qualified pilots, from holders of a Private Pilot Licenses to commercial pilots taking a break from flying the real thing to share their love of flying with our guests at iPILOT.

Piers Crichton
Piers CrichtonI got into flying at an early age, air cadets and a general interest in flying away from the grey skies of London, where I was born and bred, inspired me to achieve my frozen Airlne Transport Pilots License.
In order to do so I had to endure two long, hot Summers in the South of Spain finally completing training towards the end of 2011.
Now back in London I am working for the exciting and fast growing company that is iPilot.
I enjoy a good cheese! 🙂

James Goody:At iPilot since: December 2012

Favourite aircraft: Piper Warrior PA28

Favourite airports: EGYP – Mount Pleasant & VHHX – Kai Tak

Professional experience (Graduations/degree): I have a MEng in Architectural Engineering, a
Foundation Degree in Air Transport Management as well as a Frozen ATPL. Having completed my
training at Oxford Aviation Academy I am now enjoying working with the iPilot Team in London.

What do you like about being a pilot/flight instructor: Flying is one of the greatest and most
rewarding feelings in the world, working at iPilot allows me to pass on this excitement to our
customers. The New Generation Passenger Jet is a great aircraft to fly, I hope to fly with you at iPilot Hammersmith soon.

Jonathan Greig:

I’m Jonathan Greig, 40 years young and I work at iPilot two days a week. I combine working here with managing a small property business with my wife back home in Kent.

From an early age I have always had an interest in flying, travel and machines! What better job could combine all these interests. So after University and a career in London spanning 20 years or so, I finally had the funds to pursue my passion and obtained my CPL IR and ‘frozen’ ATPL from Cabair in 2010.

I actually first came to iPilot as a customer after my wife bought me the experience as a present. I loved it so much I sent in my CV and now I work 2 days a week! I get to fly an aircraft and I get paid for it!

The best airport I’ve flown into: Valencia – beautiful city, always warm and by the sea.

Tony Maybank:At iPilot since: June 2011
Favourite aircraft: Boeing Jumbo Jet and 380 Super Jumbo
Favourite airport: Madeira Funchal
Professional experience (Graduations/degree): 1st Class Honours for a Masters Degree in Aviation Engineering with Pilot Studies (Brunel University).
What do you like about being a pilot/flight instructor: As a flying instructor, I get a huge amount of satisfaction out of leading a customer with no previous flying experience, step-by-step through the workings of the New Generation Passenger Jet cockpit. Successfully guiding both children and adults alike through an approach using ILS and the Localizer / Glideslope, or allowing them hands on control of the New Generation Passenger Jet through a real life SID / STAR route, each iPilot session brings its own unique merits as no day is ever the same.

Stephanie Stoddart:At iPilot since: September 2012
Favourite aircraft: Boeing Jumbo Jet and the new Boeing 787
Favourite airport: St Maartens and the old Hong Kong airport, Kai Tak.
Professional experience (Graduations/degree): I have a combined degree in Business Studies and Film Studies as well as a Foundation Degree in Air Transport Management. I completed my training at the Oxford Aviation Academy and am now enjoying working with iPilot in London and doing work experience in the flight operations department for a private charter service called Blink.
What do you like about being a pilot/flight instructor: Flying is one of the greatest and most rewarding feelings in the world. I have thoroughly enjoyed working at iPilot, giving our customers the instruction to fly the New Generation Passenger Jet, as I really like to meet new people and help create a fun atmosphere for the jet experience.

Mark Stalham:At iPilot since: March 2012
Favourite aircraft: Extended Range Passenger Jet, Concorde , Lancaster Bomber
Favourite airport: Princess Juliana St Maarten
Professional experience (Graduations/degree): BSc Hons in Aviation Studies at Kingston University
What do you like about being a pilot/flight instructor: I got my passion for flying at an early age, with my mother working for an airline I frequently travelled. At the age of 7, I was invited to the cockpit of a Boeing 767 and from then on I knew I was going to be a commercial pilot. After training in the United Stated and Bournemouth I obtained my Frozen ATPL in 2011. Working for iPilot allows me to spread my enthusiasm of flying with others, as well as inspiring the next generation of pilots.

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