About us

Club Owners sTEVE AND ALISON MORLEY

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Steve Morley
Club Owner, Chief Flying Instructor, Head of Training, Examiner
I have been flying since 1999 having started late but was very quickly hooked. It became my dream to own and run Blackbushe Aviation having been an instructor here for a number of years. I bought the club in November 2013 with my wife, Alison. We are very proud that we continue to grow the business year on year. We own 8 aircraft and have access to many others. We are equally proud of maintaining the friendly, open atmosphere that welcomes everyone from hobby PPLs to those wanting to fly for a career. Our students' ages range from 13 to 74. We are now able to offer CPL, Multi IR and FI instruction as well as PPL. I instruct for CPL, Instructor, PPL, LAPL, IR, IMC and night and am an examiner for PPL, LAPL and IMC. I am inspired by the large number of students who have gone on from here to fly commercially. However for me, sending someone on their first ever solo can never be bettered!
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Alison Morley
Club Owner, Operations Director, Safety Manager
Somehow Steve persuaded me to buy a flying school (!) and I have quickly become passionate about the business. We offer high quality training with keeping the essence of what we set out to achieve, which is everyone enjoying their time here, whether an occasional student studying for their PPL or our students who are here full time on our modular courses. My role at the club is to ensure its smooth running and that Steve flies as much as possible! My favourite moments are seeing our students walk back through the door having done their first solo or passed a flying test.

Operations team

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Kirsty Weir
Operations Manager
Kirsty is our operations manager and brings her vast knowledge of customer service to the Blackbushe Team. Next time you are passing by come and introduce yourself!
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Hebe Weir
Operations Assistant
Hebe joined us in May 2018 and is working whilst studying for her PHd. She is very smiley and bubbly and always on hand to help you how she can. She recently completed her companions course with Ian Radford.

Instructors

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Will Robson
Instructor, PPL, LAPL
Will is one of our unrestricted instructors. He currently flies for a commercial airline out of Gatwick and teaches PPL, LAPL, SEP Class Ratings and IR on his days off. 
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Chris Jackson
Instructor, PPL, LAPL
Chris has joined after completing his flight instructor course with us. He normally flies corporate jets and is looking forward to bringing his skills and knowledge to Blackbushe Aviation.
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Rob Curry
Deputy Chief Flying instructor . Instructor CPL, PPL, IR(r) LAPL and aerobatics
Rob is our deputy CFI and teaches primarily CPL and IR. However as an ex RAF Tornado pilot he is an aerobtatics nut and never happier than when he is teaching an aerobatics course. 
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Mike Bagshaw
Instructor, examiner, sky god
Professor Mike Bagshaw, or plain Mike, as we call him, is an instructor and examiner with a vast and varied aviation history. Mike has been a test pilot, medical examiner and instructor/examiner and has flown every conceivable aircraft one could imagine.
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Steve Bradd
Instructor, aerobatic instructor and examiner
Steve has been instructing at Blackbushe Aviation from before it was called Blackbushe Aviation! He teaches and examines PPL IR(R) and aerobatics and loves turning people upside down.
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Steve Pells
Instructor and Examiner CPL, PPL, LAPL, IR, IR(R) ,multi
Steve teaches and examines PPL, LAPL, and IR(R). He also teaches CPL,Multi and IR. He is a current commercial pilot who instructs and examines with us part time.
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Alastair Greenan
Instructor PPL, LAPL
After finding his way to Marrakesh in a Piper Arrow (which he claims was intentional) Alastair plans club flyouts and teaches PPL and LAPL.
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Chris Wilkinson
SEP CRI
Chris has been a long time member with us and has just completed his SEP CRI. He can instruct for those of you who hold a licence and would like training in an SEP aircraft.
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