Edward Burford - Flight Examiner

Ed started his flying career at South Warwickshire Flying School in 1997 on a RAF Flying Scholarship, followed immediately by his PPL whilst he was still at school.  In 1998 he joined Air Atlantique at Coventry as an aircraft cleaner/re-fueller and self sponsored his Commercial Pilots Licence and Flying Instructor rating.  He began instructing RAF Scholarship and PPL students in 2000.  Following completion of his Instrument Rating later that year he went back to work for Air Atlantique flying the Britten-Normal Islander on behalf of HM Coastguard in search and rescue operations then flew for the Atlantic Express arm of the business on the Cessna F406 in single pilot operations.

Ed joined Britannia Airways (now Thomson Airways) on the Boeing 757 & 767 in 2003 and then became a Training Captain on the Boeing 737 in 2008 based at Birmingham Airport.  He was appointed a Flight Examiner in July 2011.  In his spare time he enjoys aerobatics, snowboarding, squash and teaching people to fly!