Meet The Team flying school humberside airport

Chris Dale - Director

Chris demonstrates a driving enthusiasm for quality and enjoyment for all aspects associated with The Pom Flying Group. He brings experience in sales, marketing and management gained from senior roles with major Blue Chip companies. 

He now runs his own Management Consultancy business specialising in the food & drink markets. He has a great interest in aviation, a Private Pilot himself he holds a JAR PPL with additional IMC and Night ratings. Chris co-owns G-BPOM which he uses regularly for business trips throughout the UK and Channel Islands.

Simon Banks-Cooper - Advisor

Simon, who originally qualified for his PPL with the club, is a businessman and financier with offices in London and Yorkshire. He oversees the clubs corporate and financial activities as well as being an active member. In addition to his PPL he holds both IMC and Night ratings. Among his achievements are completing his 3 bridge challenge, to fly over the Humber, Golden Gate and Sydney Harbour Bridges and has landed a PA28 at Miami International Airport.


Dave Gibson - Chief Flying Instructor and Flight Examiner

Dave, who is an Electrical Engineer by profession, also holds a Commercial Pilots License and has extensive Flight instruction experience on many different aircraft types he has also trained countless student pilots to JAR PPL and IMC level. His solid and sound background in flying training has proven invaluable to students and qualified pilots alike. He inspires confidence and respect to all who desire a high level of achievement.

Dave's own personal flying achievements include the enviable pleasure of flying one of the worlds last airworthy Lancaster Bombers! He is also a Flight Lieutenant with the RAF Voluntary Reserve where he teaches glider pilots. As Chief Flying Instructor Dave is responsible for the student training syllabus and supervision of  all the Instructors in the POM Flying Club.

Tim Darby - Flight Examiner and Instructor

humberside airport pilot schoolTim learnt to fly at Turnhouse Airport in Edinburgh flying two seat Cessna 150's.  His day job now takes him worldwide as a Captain of 189 seat Boeing 737-800 and 737-900 passenger jets!  Previously he has also flown the Airbus A300 and Jetstream 41 Twin engine Turboprops. He is one of the groups CAA Flight Examiners and also instructs for PPL, IMC, Night and other ratings. Members benefit from Tim's vast experience, background knowledge and professional association with the Aviation industry to achieve their aviation goals.

Andy Rose - Flying Instructor

Andy is an ex RAF fast jet pilot with experience on a wide variety of RAF aircraft. After leaving the RAF he became a Corporate Pilot flying a Cessna Golden Eagle and a Jet Ranger helicopter for a property developer. He then joined BAE and British Airways as Senior Captain flying Jetstreams, HS125 and latterly Embraer 146. With over 14,000 hours of flight experience, Andy is also a Commercial Helicopter pilot.

 He now flies a Raytheon Hawker 800XP Business Jet as a Captain with an international flying training humberside airportCorporate Business  Jet  Company. He trains both Flight and Ground School to students and pilots for the Private Pilots License and additional ratings. Pilots benefit not only from Andy's considerable knowledge and expertise but also his thorough and friendly approach to instruction.

Richard Amor - Flying Instructor

 Pilots are off to a flying start with Richard. His experience as a Flying instructor and skills in aviation training make him ideally suited for the responsibility of flight and ground school instruction.



Neil McKenzie - Flying Instructor

 Pilots are off to a flying start with Neil. His experience as a Flying instructor and skills in aviation training make him ideally suited for the responsibility of flight and ground school instruction.


John MacNaught - Webmaster

John is an Incorporated Engineer and an elected member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He works full time as a Senior Engineer for a UK based company that has associations in France, Northern Spain, Italy and Germany, he also runs his own Web Management business Holds an EASA PPL(A) License, IRR(A) rating and Night qualification. Learnt to fly at Inverness and Teesside airports including additional rating instruction with The POM Flying Group at Humberside. Pilot in Command Qualification for three aircraft types. Has recently amassed a staggering 25 minutes total time as Pilot under Training (Pu/t) in the Heliyorks R22 Helicopter!