Spanning 20 years' and 4000 hours, Matt has a great deal to give to Flyby Technology. He is a senior military A2 Qualified Flying Instructor QFI, and a Civil Aviation Authority Flight Instructor. Matt's Naval fixed wing flying career as a fighter pilot saw him operate from all three Royal Navy RN aircraft carriers, flying the Sea Harrier FA2 by day and night, from the Americas to the Far East. He has been a Royal Navy A2 QFI and Instrument Rating Examiner IRE since 2005, and a former Central Flying School agent for the RN and RAF. As a former Commanding Officer of RN Fixed Wing Standards and an A2 QFI on the Hawk and Chipmunk, Matt has displayed the RNHF Sea Hawk at Farnborough 2008, and the mighty Sea Vixen FAW2 as a CAA display pilot during 2008-13 (Frozen Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence). Most recently Matt has served since 2011 in the Army Air Corps as an A2 QFI and IRE on the Islander; an unbroken operational 5 year tour for 5 Regiment AAC.
There can be no denying Matt loves flying and being able to assist others with their flying skill set, to coach, facilitate and instruct others in their quest to fulfil their aviation aims is where his enthusiasm and expertise lies. It is this that has given him the most professional satisfaction.