David Young (dy) is Kemble Flying Clubs’ Chief Flying Instructor and also one of the most experienced microlight instructors in the country with over 9,000 hours of airborne time teaching people to fly.
He formed Pegasus Flight Training (Cotswolds) in 1988 and moved to Kemble in 1995 setting up Kemble Flying Club and re-opening the former RAF base for civilian flying. The business is now Kemble Flying Centre Ltd.
Chris started gliding while at Hatfield Polytechnic in 1983 (solo at 18 after 26 launches and 5.5 hours in the air). He then continued to fly a variety of gliders eventually owning a share in a standard Libelle. Chris now has around 250 hours in gliders, has flown in a number of “club class” competitions and has flown gliders in Spain, France and Australia. In 1996, Chris gained his PPL whilst in Australia (where he lived for a year), flying C152, C172 and PA28 to various remote airfields, and, on returning home to the UK, converted this to a UK PPL and then flew a number of light aircraft including Chipmonk (glider towning), Beagle Pup and C152.
Mark Hayter, a Flying Instructor (FI) and Ground Examiner, has been working with Kemble Flying Club full time since July 2016. Mark cut his teeth flying light aircraft at Compton Abbas 18 years ago and he even completed an IMC Rating (instruments) and a Night Rating.
Mark owned his own light aircraft, a PA22 Tripacer, for some time, building hours, and then completed a light aircraft instructor course at Wellesbourne. Since then he has amassed over 3,000 hours as a light aircraft flying instructor.
Lee Galliford is a Flying Instructor (Restricted) which means he can only fly when there is another instructor, FI, here to supervise him. Not that Lee needs much supervision. He completed his instructor training course in Spring 2017 and has over 150 hours experience instructing since. He can teach in all our three axis aircraft.