Who’s in our pen

Paul – Company Founder & Chief Flying Instructor

Role at the sty:

Teach students to fly the R22, R44, R66 or Cabri G2 helicopters plus conversions, run ground school and the exams. Still enjoy the buzz of flying trial lessons and seeing people get excited about learning to fly and of course run the company.

Time at the sty:

Since 2012

Favourite pig quote:

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think” – Piglet (Winnie the Pooh)

Favourite pig and why:

Daddy Pig, I used to watch ‘Peppa Pig’ with one of my children and have flown the creator Phil Davies.

Katharine – Company Director

Role at the sty: 

Look after the design and marketing, HR and business development

Time at the sty:

Since September 2014

Favourite pig quote:

“That’ll do Pig, that’ll do” – Farmer Hoggett (Babe the Sheep Pig)

Favourite pig and why:

Babe (The Sheep Pig), because he is brave enough to be who he is, even if that makes him different!

Harriet – Training Liaison and Office Manager

Role at the sty:

Ensuring the operation runs like clock-work from the ground. I coordinate the pilots, ground handlers and office staff. In addition, as Student Liaison Manager, I advise potential students about gaining a pilots licence and work with them to arrange their bookings and training requirements.

Time at the sty:

Since May 2014

Favourite pig quote:

“You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig.” – Barack Obama (44th President of the United States of America)

Favourite pig and why:

Babe (The Sheep Pig) is my favourite pig because he is soft on the inside, but learns to be tough on the outside when he needs to be in the big, wide world. He has learnt to be resilient so always succeeds at his goals!

Elaine – Flying School Administrator

Role at the sty:

Prepare flying schedules, take the bookings and customer service.

Time at the sty:

Since September 2016

Favourite pig quote:

“Never Hurry and Never Worry” – E.B.White (Charlotte’s Web)

Favourite pig:

Has to be Porky Pig as I grew up watching Looney Tunes and ‘Th-th-th-tha-tha-that’s all, folks!’

Neil – Flight Instructor / Flight Examiner

Role at the sty:

Instructing and Examining students on the PPL(H) course in the Robinson R22, R44, R66 and Cabri G2 helicopters.

Time at the sty:

Since December 2018

Favourite pig quote:

“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.” – Martina Navratilova

Favourite pig:

Hamm – Who is a supporting character in Toy Story, out of all the toys, he seems to be the one with the most common sense, although when he trips his coins fall out.  He’s a few cents short of a dollar, and always says exactly what he thinks.

Sarah – Operations Assistant

Role at the sty:

Assisting in day to day operations which include ground handling support, customer service, IT support, reception cover and general administration

Time at the sty:

Since December 2018

Favourite pig quote:

“Don’t try to teach a pig to sing. It doesn’t work, and it annoys the pig” – Judge Judy Sheindlin

Favourite pig:

Babe – because “la, la, la!”

Rebecca – Marketing and website Coordinator

Role at the sty:

Assisting the Head of Marketing across the entire department including digital marketing and website coordination.

Time at the sty:

Since July 2019

Favourite pig quote:

“I am very proud to be called a pig. It stands for pride, integrity & guts” – Ronald Regan (40th President of the United States of America)

Favourite pig:

Piglet because although he is a very small animal of a generally timid disposition, he tries to be brave and conquers his fears.

Malcolm – Ground Handler

Role at the sty:

Keeping everyone coming for a trial lesson with us safe whilst on the ground. Giving the safety briefing, escorting to and from the helicopters and taking lots of photos.

Time at the sty:

Since July 2016

Favourite pig quote:

“Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.” – George Bernard Shaw

Favourite pig:

The three little pigs, because over the last few centuries these pigs have taught children the basics in physics, architecture and stranger danger.