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 and Head of Marketing

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!

Birgit – Flying Instructor

Role at the sty: 

Flying Instructor – Teaching students to fly R22, R44 and Cabri G2 helicopters and ground schooling for PPL Exams. Flying our budding pilots trial lessons and Experiences and of course enjoying people’s smile after their first flight!

Time at the sty:

Since December 2019

Favourite pig quote:

“I am fond of pig. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down to us. Pigs treat us as equal.” Winston Churchill

Favourite pig and why:

Miss Piggy (Muppet show) She can make you fly through the air with one karate kick

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!’

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.

Rob – Weekend Ground Crew

Role at the sty:

Looking after the students, experience customers and of course our pilots on a Saturday! I also ground handle and take photos when required.

Time at the sty:

Since August 2019

Favourite pig quote:

“The paradise of my fancy is one where pigs have wings.”  G.K Chesterton

Favourite pig:

Spider Pig (from the Simpsons) because Spider pig can walk upside down on your ceiling, what’s not to like…? The concept just makes me smile.

Dee – Weekend Ground Crew

Role at the sty:

Looking after the students, the customers and of course our pilots on a Sunday! I also ground handle when required.

Time at the sty:

Since August 2019

Favourite pig quote:

“I like pigs. Dogs look up at us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals” Winston Churchill

Favourite pig:

Wilbur from Charlotte’s Webb because he is a brave little fellow