Adrian Willis - owner
Danielle Jackson - Head of Operations
Maciej Kulaszewski - instructor
Aiden Grimley - instructor
Neb Dobrivojevic - instructor & engineer
Marc-Antoine Vanhove - instructor
Marcus Sanders - instructor
Paul Ferguson - instructor
Simon Hatch - Instructor
Owen Rees - Instructor
Chris Sokalski - Instructor
Marta Kot - administration
Umberto Izzo - Engineer
Richard Francis - instructor
Richard started flying gliders from the age of 12 and powered aircraft from age 16. He holds CPL/IR/Multi/ Flight Instructor licences and has around 7000 flying hours.
He has worked at Bourn, Duxford, Rougham, Sandy and Gransden Lodge and is also a RT instructor.
He has a passion for cream cakes and wine!
Derick is Instructor and Examiner qualified and will be concentrating on Revalidation and Renewals of PPL SEP/MEP Class Ratings and the IR(R) Training and Examining. He has 9,500hrs 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.
Christine Bouma - Administration
Christine helped start Modern Air and has held PPL/Multi/IMC/Night licences although for now just keeps her SEP Class Rating current. She has flown into snow covered runways, transited the Rhone valley more times than she can remember and formed long, deep and meaningful relationships with air traffic controllers throughout Europe.
Christine also holds a Ground RTF Licence and can give basic air/ground information ie runway in use and radio check.
She is now providing essential IT support and bringing glamour into the office...!
Martin Cavinder - Engineer
Martin started his aircraft engineering career at Bourn RFC in 1982 and then worked for Colton Aviation at Little Staughton, finally taking over the business when Fred Latiffe retired. He ran this until being persuaded to join Modern Air.
He introduced several very useful contacts who provide us with 'oversight' for engineering and subsequently enabled us to pass our CAA Audit with 'Nil Findings', a record which we have maintained for several years.
Martin enjoys working alongside Kevin (when he is not relaxing on one of the Greek Islands) adding to the maintenance skills needed to keep our fleet in tip-top condition.
Gary Thomas - Logistics
Gary spent many years working for ARC at Duxford and is very knowledgeable about WWII aircraft.
He provides refuelling support and assists with aircraft movements/refuelling at weekends.