Michael Howard

Michael Howard

Mike has just over 13,000 hours, which have been accrued in various areas of flying.

He was instructing by the age of 17 having completed the FI course with Ron Campbell at Cranfield, and was running his own Flying School at Norwich Airport in 1974 as a FEPPL.

He moved on to flying HS125 aircraft for Brown and Root and McAlpine Aviation and then joined Fairflight at Biggin Hill, flying PA31, Dove, Heron, Bandeirante, Shorts 330, 360, Citation 500/550/I/II, HS125 on single crew charter, Oil Support and Air Ambulance work.

Mike joined Bristow Helicopters to fly their HS 125 700 aircraft flying in the UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Far East, Canada and USA. Having gained his command, he took on the management of an HS 125 operation in Nigeria, flying extensive operations between London and Nigeria for two years.

He then joined Britannia Airways flying B737, 757 and 767 aircraft throughout Europe, on transatlantic ETOPS to USA and Caribbean, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Far East, New Zealand, Australia and South Korea.

Having had a hearing problem, his medical was suspended and reinstated in 2011.

Mike then came to Pooley’s to renew his FI, IMC and Aerobatic Ratings, and carried out ground instructor duties for FI courses. He qualified as an FIC instructor in June 2014 and recently renewed his FEPPL.




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