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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adrian is a Senior Instructor teaching CPL and IMC but oversees and lectures on our ATPL theoretical knowledge courses.
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.
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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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 - firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 07808 587248.
This consultation is in relation to our proposed airspace change to allow RNAV approaches onto Runway 21L. You can download the PDF response form or add your responses online. You can also book into the 'drop -in' sessions here.
Stapleford Radio frequency will be changing to 122.805 as from August 6th 2018 to reflect the CAA policy to introduce 8.33Khz radio frequencies to free up more usable channels. The Stapleford fleet have all been upgraded to radios capable of selecting the 8.33 spaced frequencies as more airfields especially those with controlled airspace change to new channels.
Stapleford Flight Centre is proud to announce its affiliation with PEGASUS Finance. Get help with raising the finance for your flight training!
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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).
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.
Stapleford Flight Centre is proud to announce its affiliation with PEGASUS Finance. Get help with raising the finance for your flight training! Go to PEGASUS Finance website >>
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.
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.
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.