Richard has been flying since 1981 and has amassed well over 11,000 hours as a flying instructor and commercial pilot. He currently flies a Challenger 300 for a private owner, a job that takes him on trips all over the world.
His instructional background is extensive having over 2000 hours as a flying instructor plus a wealth of experience gained as a training captain with several leading business jet operators. He was Chief Training Captain with one of these companies for many years and over this period was an instructor and examiner for commercial operations on aircraft types as varied as the PA23 Aztec, PA31 Chieftain, Cessna 421 Golden Eagle, Cessna 550 Citation II, C525 Citationjet and Learjet 45.
Despite all this, one of Richard’s keen interests is flying tailwheel aircraft and he owned an Aviat A-1B Husky for some years, becoming a familiar sight at airstrips and airshows up and down the land. This is not surprising, as during his early days of instructing he accumulated over 900 instructional hours on the PA18 Super Cub and began his commercial flying at the controls of a pleasure flying DH89A Dragon Rapide.
EASA TRE/TRI (LR45) CRE/CRI SEP/MEP