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Providing all-round expertise and international experience, the ETPS training team is comprised of serving military and civilian flight test pilots, flight test engineers and ground school instructors. Highly qualified in their respective disciplines, all tutors have direct experience of the realities of modern test and evaluation operations.

Military staff will have typically completed a flight test tour of duty immediately before joining the school. Our flight test engineer tutors have been drawn from across the aircraft manufacturing and flight test community. Combining experience in military operations, the aerospace industry and academia, our ground school tutors are acknowledged experts in the flight dynamics and aerosystems fields.

As a team, they are able to give students the complete picture: practical real world know-how, backed by in-depth academic theory.

Fixed Wing Team Fixed Wing Team

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Col Rae

Col Rae

Chief Flying Instructor

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CDR Clark “Bush” Childers USN

CDR Clark “Bush” Childers USN

Fixed Wing Test Pilot Tutor

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Dave Southwood

Dave Southwood

Fixed Wing Test Pilot Tutor

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Rhys Williams

Rhys Williams

Fixed Wing Test Pilot Tutor

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Stevie van den Berg

Terts 'Stevie' van den Berg

Fixed Wing Test Pilot Tutor

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Gordon McClymont

Gordon McClymont

Fixed Wing Tutor

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Flt Lt Steve Caryer RAF

Flt Lt Steve Caryer RAF

Fixed Wing Qualified Flying Instructor & Training & Standards Officer

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Andy Hoad

Andy Hoad

Flight Engineer & RJ Co-Pilot

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Rob Elworthy

Rob Elworthy

Fixed Wing Test Pilot Tutor

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Jon Killerby

Sqn Ldr Jon “Killers” Killerby RAF

Fixed Wing Test Pilot Tutor

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Sqn Ldr Dave Stobie RAF

Sqn Ldr Dave Stobie RAF

Fixed Wing Test Pilot Tutor

Rotary Wing Team Rotary Wing Team

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Kev Emerson

Kev Emerson

Chief Flying Instructor

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Eric Fitzpatrick

Eric Fitzpatrick

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Tutor

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Steve Daniels

Steve Daniels

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Tutor

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Tim Eldridge

Tim Eldridge

Training & Standards Officer

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Matt Ward

Matt Ward

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Tutor

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Warren Keenan

Sqn Ldr Warren Keenan RAF

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Tutor

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Lt Cdr Mark Swindells RN

Lt Cdr Mark Swindells RN

Rotary Wing Test Pilot Tutor

Flight Test Engineer Team Flight Test Engineer Team

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Dave Widgington

Dave Widgington

Principal Flight Test Engineer Tutor

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Dave Kay

Dave Kay

Flight Test Engineer Tutor

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Gemma Doré

Gemma Doré

Flight Test Engineer Tutor

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Andy Delaney 

Andy Delaney

Flight Test Engineer Tutor

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Graham Cheetham

Graham Cheetham

Flight Test Engineer Tutor

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Graham Hall

Graham Hall

Flight Test Engineer Tutor

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Brian Dudgeon

Brian Dudgeon

Flight Test Engineer Tutor

Ground School Team Ground School Team

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Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson

Principal Instructor

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Lt Rob McKee RN

Lt Rob McKee RN

Aerosystems Tutor

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John Spear

John Spear

Aerosystems Tutor

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Dr Sophie Robinson

Dr Sophie Robinson

Flight Dynamics Tutor

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Deborah Payne

Deborah Payne

Flight Dynamics Tutor

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