Head Of Training and Chief Ground Instructor, Phil Croucher holds JAA, UK, UAE and Canadian professional licences for aeroplanes and helicopters and over 8500 hours on 37 types, with a considerable operational background, and training experience from the computer industry, in which he is equally well qualified. He has at various times been a Chief Pilot, Ops Manager, Training Captain and Type Rating Examiner for several companies, including a CRM Ground Instructor.
An ex-Army Air Corps fixed wing and helicopter pilot, his flight experience includes VIP/Corporate, airline/scheduled, police, EMS/ambulance, high/low level photo, longlining, mountain flying, seeding, powerline & gas pipeline survey, and offshore.
An ex Army Air Corps pilot, Gerry joined Bristow Helicopters in 1966. In the next 21 years he flew some 12,000 hours with Bristow, including 6,000 hours as a flying instructor and 5,000 on the North Sea, on 14 types ranging from the Hiller 12B to the Sikorsky S61. On retirement from flying he started a new career as a ground instructor for both Aeroplane and Helicopter JAA examinations, his last position being Chief Ground Instructor for the JAA program with Helicopter Adventures in Florida.
Author of The Art and Science Of Flying Helicopters and its sequel, Cyclic & Collective, Shawn Coyle has flown more types of helicopters than almost any other pilot in America. His range of experience spans production test flying, medevac missions, and training. He is a former instructor at the US Navy Test Pilot School, the National Test Pilot School and the Empire Test Pilot School.
Our Navigation and Flight Planning instructor, Richard has an ATPL(A) and a wide experience of imparting his knowledge around the world.
Our man in Florida, Paul is the recent winner of the GAPAN Flight Instructor scholarship.
Our representative at Tiger Helicopters, Miguel is also an FAA CFII and a medical doctor.