Mr. Peck began his aviation career training foreign pilots for international airlines in Asia. He joined Continental Airlines in 1978 and became a Boeing 727 Flight Instructor, a Check Pilot and an FAA designated examiner. Russell also managed the DC9 and MD80 Fleet while acting as the Fleet Check Airman. Russell was appointed Director of Human Factors and Corporate Training for Continental and additionally managed the Advanced Qualification Programme for the airline. He retired from Continental as a Boeing 757/767 Flight Instructor and Check Airman in 2006. Mr. Peck has been a Member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International in the United States since November 2013, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in the United Kingdom since December 2013.
Jon served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 to 1973 and then continued a 33 year military career with the New York Air National Guard flying the ski-equipped LC130 performing polar airlift in Greenland and Antarctica. He has held positions as instructor/examiner pilot, Chief of Stan/Eval, Squadron/Group /Wing Commander retiring as a Brigadier General with over 7000 hours in a variety of transport aircraft. He also enjoyed a 26 year airline career with US Airways flying the F28 and B737, serving as line Captain, Check Airman, Designated Examiner, Chief Pilot and Manager of AQP & Programme Development. He retired from active flying with over 20,000 hours. He worked 3 years in Embry Riddle’s Commercial Airline Pilot Training programme as a MD90 EFD and B717 instructor pilot and designee. He worked 4 years for CAE as the Manager – Training and Standards for their Ab Initio Global Academy network and developing the Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) training programme. John has extensive experience with programme development for both Airline and General Aviation Training Organisations. He was instrumental in implementing flight school training standardisation, instructor training, both quality and safety management systems, pilot selections, Aviation English language training and flight operations data analysis. More notably, he has expertise in training needs analysis and pilot screening and selection protocols for entry level Ab Initio pilot candidates.
Mr. Bauer has had a highly successful B2B sales and marketing career with over 20 years' experience in the IT and telecom sectors, driving complex deals with large business customers. In his most recent sales role at Vodafone he led a cross-functional team responsible for more than 200 global accounts with offices across eight countries. Previous positions include Director of Market Development at Alcatel, Vice President of Operations & Integration at SBC Europe, Region Head of Vodafone Global Enterprise, and a board member of SBC operating units in France, Switzerland and Norway.
Mr Corden-Lloyd is a serial entrepreneur and founder and director of several successful companies, including Dragon Aerospace Asia Sdn BHd and Power-9 K-9 Security Services, with a particular focus on the security, defence and technology sectors. He has also been engaged with capital markets in his role as Head of International Business Development for Pratama Capital, an Indonesian mutual fund. James has lived and worked in Asia for the last 15 years and has been actively involved in international trade politics; he has a broad range of contacts throughout industry and governments in the region. A Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) accredited coach and Cardio Tennis Instructor, he is a keen sports enthusiast. He also runs tennis coaching programs for underprivileged children in Asia in his spare time.
Gary has over 15 years’ experience in the civil engineering industry working with some of the biggest construction companies in the UK, having started his own engineering company in 2004.
In 2011 Gary started using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to assist in surveying and ultimately to enhance service for clients. He was the first person in the UK to equip his business with a senseFly eBee (a sophisticated fixed wing UAV) to assist and develop aerial surveying using photogrammetry.
An Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Gary has participated in a portfolio of prestigious survey & engineering projects including Abberton Reservoir, Lowestoft Waste Water Treatment Centre, the Colchester Garrison upgrade and the Broadland Flood Alleviation Project.
Iain McLure, CEO