The Professional Flying Instructors’ Association
together with Pooleys Flight Instructor School Limited are pleased to announce
a new programme of winter talks and meetings at Shoreham Airport
After a couple of years’ lapse, the PFIA is once again being
rejuvenated and will hold a meeting on Wednesday 29th
January 2020 at 17:00 for 17:30 start. The meeting will take place
in the Cecil Pashley Suite, located in the main terminal, Shoreham Airport and
will commence with a glass of wine or beer and some snacks.
At the meeting there will be a free raffle, to win valuable
prizes including brand new editions of the celebrated Pooleys Flight Guide!
1) You do not
need to be an instructor to attend.
2) Fee to
attend meeting (which includes refreshments) is £20, but if you have attended a
PFIS seminar in the last 12 months, you are eligible for a discounted price of
£15 (send a copy of your attendance certificate to claim the discount).
3) To confirm
your place on this valuable seminar, please email us and send the
fee to the bank account of PFIS Ltd (Account 62403368 /Sort Code
30-98-74) before the closing date of 16th January 2020, with
your full name as the reference. There are a limited number of places
available and once the seminar is full, it will be notified on the website.
Dorothy Saul-Pooley will be delivering a presentation on the
Honourable Company of Air Pilots’ scholarships and bursaries’ scheme and its
awards and trophies, as well as questions and answers on what the company has
to offer you as a member, whether as a private leisure pilot or professional
pilot, instructor or airline pilot.
There will also be an update on licensing matters in the UK
after Brexit, with the opportunity to ask questions and to contribute your own
Mike Howard a life-long pilot, who many of you will know as
co-founder of Pooleys Seminars and a former CFI here at Shoreham, will be
talking about his extraordinary experiences which have inspired him to write
his first newly published book:
NEVER ANSWER TO A WHISTLE
‘It was meant to be a simple task of repossessing an
executive jet from Nigeria....
Mike became embroiled in a mess created by an English
aristocrat involved in illegal currency dealing.
At the same time, Mossad agents were plotting the
kidnapping of a Nigerian diplomat in Kensington.
To escape certain death from two groups of very angry
Nigerians, Mike took off from Lagos International Airport, without permission,
only to have the Nigerian Air Force waiting to shoot him down.
They didn’t succeed but Mike was arrested in The Ivory
Coast where he finally landed.
In a horrible twist, Mike’s friends, two engineers who
helped him escape, were jailed in Nigeria for two years.
This incredible true story will make you hold your
breath, laugh and cry.’
Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at
19th March 2020
There will be a presentation on the life of a local pilot
who flew Mosquitos during WW2 and was shot down and his subsequent successful
evasion of capture and work with the resistance.
Further details will be posted on our website as soon as
they are finalised.
Contact Dee Stokes at
information and any queries on the booking for these meetings. Or phone on