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Our Instructors

Meet the Instructor Team - Stapleford Flight Centre

Captain Colin Dobney - Head of Training

Captain Colin Dobney is a former Stapleford student who progressed as an instructor and then onto the air-charter side of the business. He left to fulfil his ambition to fly for an airline, firstly for Sabre Airways on B737-200 then onto Ryanair as a First Officer and then a Captain. He then flew as Captain on the B737 NG with Astraeus.

In 2000 he returned to Stapleford to take up the post as Head of Training. With approximately 13,000 hours - of which over 5,500 are flying Boeing 737 aircraft, his flying activity at Stapleford is mostly in an examining capacity for commercial students and IR renewals. He also manages and teaches Stapleford's MCC courses.

Contact Colin via: moc.cfsylf@yenbodniloc

Captain Colin Dobney - Head of Training

Lisa Wilkinson - Course Co-ordinator

Lisa is your first point of contact with Stapleford Flight Centre and she will be able to give you any information and answer any questions regarding your commercial training requirements. A large part of Lisa's role is ensuring that all students get the most out of their time here, and the very best from their training at Stapleford.

Contact Lisa via: moc.cfsylf@nosnikliwasil or call 01708 687103

Lisa Wilkinson - Course Co-ordinator

Brian Peppercorn - Deputy Head of Training / Instructor / Examiner

Brian came to us initially as a PPL Instructor, but has progressed over his 10 years with Stapleford to Deputy Head of Training teaching CPL/ME/IR and is also both a Multi and Single Engine Flight Examiner. Brian approves candidates for progression to the CAA CPL skills test and is also an ATPL theory instructor.

Brian Peppercorn - Deputy Head of Training

Tony Glover, FIC Instructor/Examiner

Tony is authorized by the CAA to instruct and examine on our flight instructor courses. His speciality is aerobatics which he teaches here, formation flying and display flying. He has over 5,000 hours experience, 4,500 of which in instruction.

Tony Glover, FIC Instructor/Examiner

Scott Welsford, CPL and IR Instructor

Scott is a long-serving Senior Instructor in all our commercial activities. He has also assumed role of operations manager on our AOC operation, where he also flies as a line training captain.

Scott Welsford, CPL and IR Instructor

Jon Onsloe - Senior Instructor

Jon is a Senior Instructor who produces excellent results in CPL/ME/IR with the students he teaches. Jon is also a lecturer on the ATPL theory course.

Jon Onsloe - Senior Instructor

Adrian Oliver, Senior Instructor CPL & IMC

Adrian is a Senior Instructor teaching CPL and IMC but oversees and lectures on our ATPL theoretical knowledge courses.

Adrian Oliver, Senior Instructor CPL & IMC

Anneli Christian-Phillips, Aviation Author, PPL & CPL Instructor

Anneli is a highly experienced instructor of both PPL and CPL. Authorised to also approve candidates for progression to CAA CPL skills test, Anneli has also authored a book published on the subject of the UK CPL course.

Anneli Christian-Phillips, Aviation Author, PPL & CPL Instructor

Our PPL Instructors

We also employ a varied mix of instructors from graduates from our FIC, both those who choose PPL instruction to further their experience prior to moving onto airline careers and also those that choose to be career instructors.

 

 


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Sept 2015 - Stapleford Launches Integrated Pilot Training Courses!

Following hot on the heels of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approval for Stapleford Flight Centre’s modular Air Transport Pilots’ Licence (ATPL) Theoretical Knowledge courses, Stapleford has now been given the go-ahead to run Integrated Pilot Training Courses at the airfield near Romford in Essex.... Download full press release >>

Aug 2015 - ATPL Theory Courses Cleared for Solo Take Off!

The Civil Aviation Authority has granted stand-alone approval for Stapleford Flight Centre to run modular Air Transport Pilots’ Licence (ATPL) Theoretical Knowledge courses at the airfield near Romford in Essex. This is the only ATPL theory course inside the M25 in the London area.. Download full press release >>

24th March 2015 - Re: Southend Controlled Airspace

When requesting a clearance into the new Southend CAS, from April 2nd 2015, it would be advisable to quote the CTA number(s) that you want clearance into. Sadly the CTA numbers are not shown on the new 1:500,000 chart and so you will find this chart useful. We strongly suggest that you carry it with you when flying locally to help you ensure you get the clearance you want. If you have any questions or concerns please contact one of the instructors at Stapleford: 01708 688380.

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Latest Newsletter from SFC!

Our FREE quarterly newsletter 'Take Off' (PDF - 274kb) is now available to download (requires Acrobat Reader). It contains lots of up-to-the-minute news about the airfield and club as well as all the latest gossip. We want your contributions too. So if you have any stories, anecdotes or other ideas you wish to add to the next newsletter, or if you wish wish to order a FREE copy, please contact our editor Sue Rose - ku.oc.liamtoh@rp.esoreus or call her on 07808 587248.

New SFC 'Mobile Friendly' Website Launches!

Stapleford Flight Centre launches new 'mobile-friendly' website. We hope you like it - and that it displays consistently well on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device (and if not, please do let us know and we'll try our very best to fix it).

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New Mobile Friendly Website Launches!

SFC first with ALX medium jet simulator!

Stapleford Flight Centre, one of the UK’s top flight training schools, is leading the field with the acquisition of a brand new “state of the art” ALX Alsim medium jet simulator. This is first in the UK, and one of only five in Europe. It has just been installed at the Essex-based airfield and it will be used for MCC (Multi-Crew Co-operation) courses and JOC (Jet Orientation Courses) as well as a combined course for tomorrow’s airline pilots.

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SFC first with ALX medium jet simulator!

 SFC now affiliated to ATPL Finance!

Stapleford Flight Centre is proud to announce its affiliation with ATPL Finance. Get help with raising the finance for your flight training!

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SFC first with ALX medium jet simulator!

SFC Partners with ProPilot!

In conjunction with ProPilot we are introducing an enhanced ab-initio course where, in addition to the standard Zero to Frozen ATPL elements, we will train for type-rating preparation.

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SFC Partners with ProPilot!

SFC awarded Infringement Prevention Award from NATS!

The first-ever National Air Traffic Service (NATS) Infringement Prevention Award has been awarded to Stapleford Flight Centre. This is a result of the sustained campaign led by Deputy Head of Training, Brian Peppercorn.

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SFC awarded Infringement Prevention Award from NATS!

SFC Gains BAC Accreditation!

Stapleford Flight Centre, internationally-renowned flight training school for private and commercial pilots, has been awarded Full Accredition for its training courses by the British Accreditation Council for Independent, Further and Higher Education.

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SFC Gains BAC Accreditation!

 

 


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