Head of Training, Chief Flying Instructor, Flight and Ground Examiner: SEP and MEP, PPL, LAPL, IR(R), Night, Aerobatics.
16,000+ hours flight instruction in single and multi engine piston aircraft
Bruce has an unrestricted instructor rating for SEP, MEP, Night, IR and aerobatics.
Bruce’s first pilot’s licence was issued in 1971. In 1980 he obtained his Flying Instructor Rating. In 1989, he turned down an airline job offer to devote his flight time to a career in flying instruction. He was first appointed as an examiner in 1991. In 2023 he had logged over 16,000 hours of instructing in single (SEP) and multi (MEP) piston engine aircraft in addition to other flight time. His extensive experience in training for the Private and Professional Pilot licences includes nosewheel types, tailwheel, tailskid, modern, experimental, proto-type, vintage and warbirds. Before arriving at Bodmin in 2018, and since 1989, he has held senior positions in all the flying training schools where he has worked. He has flown and given instruction in dozens of different types: multi engine, single engine, land plane and sea-plane, piston and turbine. His passion is vintage tailwheel/skid aircraft and aerobatics. His love of flying keeps him as enthusiastic as he ever was. His pleasure is sharing his thrill of flying, giving people the amazing experience of flight and taking them from their first thrilling experience through to holding a pilot’s licence.
In the winter months until 2015 he also lectured in aviation subjects at London Metropolitan University.