Who’s in our pen

Paul – Company Founder & Chief Flying Instructor

Role at the sty:

Teach students to fly R22, R44 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!

Naomi – Flight Instructor

Role at the Sty:

Teach students to fly in the Guimbal Cabri G2, Robinson R22 & R44 helicopters.

Time at the sty:

Since June 2017

Favourite pig quote:

“Hakuna Matata” – Pumba (Lion King)

Favourite pig and why?

Definitely Piglet because as a child I read and reread Winnie the Pooh!

Peter – Flight Instructor

Role at the Sty:

Teach students to fly in the Robinson R22 & R44 helicopters as well as the Guimbal Cabri G2.

Time at the sty:

Since January 2018

Favourite pig quote:

“This Pig is so raw, It’s still afraid of the big bad wolf” – Gordon Ramsay

Favourite pig and why?

The Danish pig. Because it produces delicious bacon.

Louis – Marketing and Website Coordinator

Role at the Sty:

Manage the Flying Pig website and social media. Coordinate marketing and experiences sites. Ground handling.

Time at the sty:

Since June 2016

Favourite pig quote:

“You’ve heard of Kung Fu? Well prepare for pork chop!” – Ham (Toy Story 2)

Favourite pig and why?

Our Leader, Comrade Napoleon, Father of All Animals, Terror of Mankind, Protector of the Sheep-fold, Ducklings’ Friend – Animal Farm

The villain is the best part of any story. And you don’t get much more villainous than Napoleon in pig form.

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!

Shelby – Operations and Marketing Assistant

Role at the sty:

Assisting with everything from ground handling to scheduling to blog posting and bookings.

Time at the sty:

Since November 2016

Favourite pig quote:

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

Favourite pig:

Percy Pigs because they’re not just a bag of pig sweets, they’re M&S pig sweets.