‣ UK SE CPL, IR
‣ UK FI/IRI
‣ FAA PPL, SE LAND, SE SEA, IR
📍 United Kingdom · Greenwich Mean Time
UK-based instrument-rated flight instructor. I have no plans for an airline career and instead have made the most of my PPL, flying extensively throughout Europe and the US (California, New England, Florida, Texas). I enjoy encouraging others to venture further, leading club trips to foreign destinations and club flyouts.
I thrive on the variety that flight instruction offers, from taking those up for their first flight, through the PPL training course and subsequently on to IFR airways procedures.
Flight simulators offer an ideal complement to real-world experience at a much lower cost. I’ve customised my own simulator, enhancing scenery for dozens of airports on the X-Plane repository as well as tailoring and enhancing instrument panel touchscreens to match real aircraft closely. I’ve built and customised a simulator for the flying club and published several articles in magazines. I closely track the constantly changing regulations in Europe and run a popular ground school class on how to fly abroad.
Certificates & Ratings
UK SE CPL
Commercial Pilot License
Airplane Single Engine Land
UK FI, IRI
Instrument Rating Instructor
FAA PPL, SE LAND, SE SEA, IR
FAA Private Pilot
Single-Engine Land, Single-Engine Sea
Pilot & Instructor Experience
I have real-world instructing experience in: PA28 Warrior/Arrow, Cessna 172/182, Socata TB20
Flight Sim Experience
"David adapted the lesson to cover precisely the skills I was interested in covering, with good advice about both European and American requirements."