Pilots and Staff

Captain Leon Smith

Head of Training

Pilot - Leon Smith
  • EASA CPL(H) with Instrument Rating
  • UK CAA ATPL(H) with Instrument Rating
  • FAA ATPL(H) with Instrument Rating

 

  • Senior Examiner (SE)
  • Instrument Rating Examiner (IRE)
  • Flight Instructor Examiner (FIE)
  • Type Rating Examiner (TRE)
  • Flight Examiner CPL/PPL (FE)
  • Ground Examiner (GE)
  • Flight Instructor Course Instructor (FIC)
  • Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI)
  • Type Rating Instructor (TRI)
  • Flight Instructor CPL/PPL (FI)
Captain Mike Green

Senior Instructor

Pilot - Mike Green
  • EASA CPL(H) with Instrument Rating
  • UK CAA ATPL(H) with Instrument Rating

 

  • Flight Instructor Examiner (FIE)
  • Flight Examiner CPL/PPL (FE)
  • Flight Instructor Course Instructor (FIC)
  • Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI)
  • Flight Instructor CPL/PPL (FI)
Captain Ruth Downey

Chief Pilot

Pilot - Ruth Downey
  • EASA CPL(H) with Instrument Rating
  • UK CAA ATPL(H) with Instrument Rating

 

  • Type Rating Examiner (TRE)
  • Flight Examiner CPL/PPL (FE)
  • Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI)
  • Type Rating Instructor (TRI)
  • Flight Instructor CPL/PPL (FI)
Captain Russell Holah

Line Pilot/Instructor/Examiner

Pilot - Russell Holah
  • EASA CPL(H) with Instrument Rating
  • UK CAA ATPL(A) with Instrument Rating

 

  • Instrument Rating Examiner (IRE)
  • Type Rating Examiner (TRE)
  • Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI)
  • Type Rating Instructor (TRI)
  • Flight Instructor CPL/PPL (FI)
Captain Jonathan Penny

Line Pilot/Instructor/Examiner

Pilot - Jonathan Penny
  • EASA CPL(H)

 

  • Type Rating Examiner (TRE)
  • Type Rating Instructor (TRI)
  • Flight Instructor CPL/PPL (FI)
  • EASA PPL(A)
Captain Jim Wiggins

Line Pilot/Instructor/Examiner

Pilot - Jim Wiggins
  • EASA ATPL(H) with Instrument Rating

 

  • Type Rating Examiner (TRE)
  • Flight Examiner (FE)
  • Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI)
  • Type Rating Instructor (TRI)
  • Flight Instructor CPL/PPL (FI)
Captain Tom MacLean

Line Pilot/Instructor

Pilot - Tom MacLean
  • EASA CPL(H) with Instrument Rating

 

  • Flight Instructor CPL/PPL (FI)
Captain Peter Wilson

Instructor

Pilot - Peter Wilson
  • EASA CPL(H)

 

  • Flight Instructor CPL/PPL (FI)
Natalie Hitchman

General Office Manager

Ops - Natalie Hitchman
  • Operations Staff

Based at Wycombe, Natalie has several years of experience in the aviation industry and is able to answer any questions you may have about learning to fly, gift experiences, accounts or advanced training. For any queries, contact us.

Ian Burningham

Charter Manager

Charter - Ian Burningham
  • Operations Staff

Whether the journey is a London sight-seeing tour, one of our gift experiences, a hotel to airport shuttle or wedding day transfer for the happy couple, almost anything can be arranged.

To plan your trip, contact Ian at our Denham office on 01895 833 117, or email on elstree@helicopterservices.co.uk.

David Phillips

Safety Management

Ops - David Phillips
  • EASA CPL(A) with Instrument Rating
  • Flight Examiner (Aeroplanes)
  • Flight Instructor CPL/PPL (Aeroplanes)
  • Operations Staff

David has recently joined Helicopter Services to assist in maintenance scheduling, implementing changes as directed by EASA, as well as auditing and modernising the company. Being an experienced fixed-wing pilot and previously managing Wycombe Air Park, David brings a wealth of knowledge to the company.

Matthew Munson

Director of Operations

Matt Munson
  • EASA PPL(H)
  • Operations Staff

Matthew has built up, run and sold a series of successful companies ranging from IT to Property, Equipment Hire to Media over the last 20 years. Matthew has a keen passion for flying which has led him to focus on the ongoing development of Helicopter Services. With an initial focus on the charter market and training services growth, starting with the addition of the factory new Cabri G2 and AW109 to the fleet, Matthew is pushing Helicopter Services forward. Matthew flies an EC130 T2 and a Cabri G2.