Derick Gunning – Chief Flying Instructor and CAA Examiner
Derick has 9500hrs fixed wing experience, mainly in Piper Aircraft since gaining his PPL in Dallas Texas 1981 and subsequently gaining UK CPL/IR in 1986.
After a brief spell instructing at Panshangar in 1988 he started ‘Modern Air’ at Fowlmere with one Piper Arrow aircraft (G-BONC).
From 1992 to 2002 Derick taught over 50 students through PPL and subsequently a similar number of IMC Ratings to date and continues to Examine Multi/IRR and PPL SEP/MEP Class Ratings. Derick remains available for Revalidations/Renewals and Checkrides on all fleet aircraft (except the Cirrus).
Derick is an enthusiastic cruising sailor and offers instructional trips to Benodet at the mouth of the river Odet on the Finistere coastline of Brittany where he keeps a small yacht.it, mainly with Piper aircraft.
Derick is also an enthusiastic sailor and also likes classic cars. He started a Volkswagen garage in 1979 which his brother now runs in Hertford.