Ken Mitchell –
started flying in 1990 and gained his Commercial Pilot’s Licence in
1992. Alongside his career in the IT industry, his first job in aviation
was flying across Scotland, on
photo survey flights. He has flown many different types of light
aircraft over the years since gaining his licence.
A career move to Warwickshire in 2001 provided the opportunity to
achieve his Flight Instructor rating and begin instructing part-time.
After experiencing the local scenery from the air, he then set up his
own pleasure flight company, which operated successfully for several
years from Wellesbourne.
Ken became a member at
School while flying from
Wellesbourne. Having enjoyed the club atmosphere, he now joins the staff
this year as an instructor at weekends.
Ken lives with his wife Julia, 4 miles south of Honiley, where
they enjoy an excellent view of the aircraft on approach to Birmingham airport.