Crowfield Airfield, Suffolk

Crowfield Airfield Instructors

At Crowfield Airfield we are fortunate to have three very experienced instructors who enjoy instructing at Crowfield Airfield when they are required. Learn a little about the instructors below.

Crowfield Airfield Instructors
Head of training and examining instructor Nick Heard

Nick Heard

Nick Heard is our head of training and examining instructor, if you learn to fly at Crowfield Airfield you will do your test at the end of the course with Nick. Nick is a former RAF Tornado pilot and Boeing 747 captain for Cathay Pacific Airways. Nick is now working at RAF Cranwell instructing military students.

Instructor John Scales

John Scales

John Scales is the man who will teach you to fly, if you learn at Crowfield Airfield. He is highly experienced and is a former captain on the Boeing 737 and BAE 146, as well as other aircraft types.

Instructor Damian D’Lima

Damian D’Lima

Damian D’Lima is a former RAF fast jet test pilot, qualified to instruct on a variety of aircraft from Chipmunk and Bulldog through to Hawk and Tornado. He still instructs part time on the Tutor at RAF Wittering. Damian is available at Crowfield Airfield for pilots who would like some further training, for example tail wheel flying in our Piper Super Cub, check outs in our Robin DR400, or refresher and SEP revalidation training. He will also happily join you on a day trip to France, to take you through filing a flight plan and customs form, and to introduce you to flying abroad for the first time.