Pilots

Meet our team of experienced pilots

Our Pilots

In order to keep their team of pilot’s current in all aspects of vintage aircraft flight experiences, Aerial Collective with the assistance of ARC provide pre-refresher training for them each year.

Spread over two days this involves comprehensive ground school sessions covering aspects like CAA changes, Duxford flying orders as well as engine and parachute handling techniques.

The flying training starts in a DHC-1 Chipmunk which is specifically for spin training. They then move on to the T6 Harvard for aerobatic training before finally flying the two-seat Spitfire.

Once all training sessions have been completed, our chief pilot Chris Carder gives a brief, before formation flying is carried out to make sure everyone is current in all aspects of display flying.