Meet the Team

Graeme Frater - Managing Director

Co-founder of the parent company and CEO of ACS Aviation with over 24 years experience within the industry. Graeme has developed excellent working relationships with key companies over the years and has experience working with several airlines and ATO's throughout the UK and Europe. Graeme is responsible for the day to day operation of the entire business and responsible for ensuring safety is the number one priorty.

Craig McDonald - Group Technical Director

Co-founder of the parent company, Cloud Global Group, Craig offers a wealth of knowledge with almost 20 years experience in the aviation industry. Craig's background is in aircraft maintenance, MRO management and he is also a commercial airline pilot. Craig is responsible for all technical and engineering services including business development, projects, acquisitions, leasing, training and recruitment.

Louise Ewart - Sales Director

Louise Ewart has a background in the travel services industry and airline management. Louise has managed teams of specialist consultants and overseen group sales and the teams delivery of strategic products. Louise works with the senior management at ACS and is responsible for sales and marketing. 

Bruce Duguid - General Manager

As General Manager, Bruce is responsible for overseeing and managing all day to day aspects of the company’s operations. Bruce ensures compliance with the Company’s Operations Manual and reports to the Managing Director. Bruce's role within the business is to deliver safe, efficient and timely services to our flight training students, pilot members, aircraft maintenance customers and airfield visitors ensuring a high level of communication and exceptional service to all our customers and management.

Jeni Malloch - Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Jeni is responsible for running the schools ground operations. Jeni liaises with our team of flight instructors and aircraft engineers each day to discuss issues, oversee all major operational decisions and devise solutions to problems that arise. Jeni is also responsible for student welfare and course admissions.

Philip Morritt - Head of Training

Philip Morritt has been instructing in the UK and Ireland for over 20 years. As well as teaching students undertaking the PPL, CPL MEP, IR and Flight Instructor courses he has also flown as an air taxi pilot. Philip has years of experience and has been involved in Commercial Air Operations and is also the Safety Manager. 

Andrew MacMillen - Chief Flight Instructor - PPL

Andrew McMillen has has been instructing since 1995 and holds EASA, FAA and Hong Kong flight instructor qualifications. Andrew has also instructed pilots in Germany, Hong Kong and the US.

Ian Weinstein - CFI Commercial Training

Ian started his flying career in 1978 and progressed to Owner and Chief Flight Instructor at Halfpenny Green Flight Centre until 1999. For the last 12 years Ian has been a CPL, MEP, and IR Instructor with over 14000hr experience. Ian is a Flight Examiner for PPL, CPL, IR(R), IRE (initial IRT and Re validation/Renewals).

David Skeldon - Commercial Instructor

David has been flying for 18 years and instructing for the last 10. He completed his commercial training at Oxford Aviation Academy in 2009. He has held a number of instructing positions and spent the last few years flying a number of complex types for private owners. Prior to joining ACS David spent the last 11 years as an aircraft broker arranging the sale and leases of commercial aircraft on behalf of airlines, lessors and financial institutions.

Ross Taylor - Instructor

Ross completed his Private Pilots Licence here at ACS in 2017. He completed his ATPL exams at CATS down in Luton before moving onto PFT at Norwich Airport where he completed his Flight Instructor Rating. He continued to work at PFT, also gaining his Multi Engine Rating and Instrument Rating (R)

Bass Channells - Instructor

Bass started flying in his home town of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2011 and went on to instruct in the Cape Winelands in 2015. After moving to the UK in 2017 and completing ATPL exams, he flew and instructed out of London Elstree before trading the city skyline for Perth early 2022.

Kieren Macgregor - Instructor

My love of aviation started when I want to my first airshow at age 7. Since then I went on to fly and more recently race gliders, as well as completing my commercial flight training at ACS. I worked as a gliding instructor and tow pilot before returning to become an instructor, and look forwards to sharing my passion for flying with others.

Alistair Cunningham - Instructor

My interest in aviation began in air cadets. As a teenager I progressed onto flying competition aerobatics in gliders. After completing my commercial flight training at ACS, I gained my first job in aviation as a tow pilot. I’m now back at ACS and look forward to sharing aviation with students.

Julian Nicholls - Commercial Instructor

Julian has worked as a flight instructor since 2002 at a broad variety of airfields, from grass strips, regional airports, international airports and military bases. His instructing covers modular PPL training, Night Rating Instruction, IR(R) Training and CPL training.

Paul Williamson - Instructor

After completing a degree in Aviation Technology and Management at the University of Leeds, I worked at both Bristol airport and Manchester airport as a flight turnaround manager. The aviation environment fueled my love of aviation and desire to fly and as a result, I commenced commercial flight training in 2017 which took me to Arizona before completing my training in Oxford and Gatwick. I have subsequently gained my instructor rating at Perth and really enjoy flying around scotland’s stunning

Ian Buchan - Instructor

Ian gained his PPL in 1993 at Sherwood Flying Club at Tollerton Airfield near Nottingham. He then flew thereafter for 15 years as a hobby, including flying safari trips, with his family, around Australia, Canada and the US. After early retirement in 2008 Ian spent the next two years training as an EASA SEP Flight Instructor, he quotes ''a tough, but enjoyable and rewarding experience''. Ian then instructed for 4 years at Sherwood Flying Club and has spent the last three years at Perth after moving back to his home country.

Aidan Orr - Instructor

Aidan's passion for flying started when he was living in Kenya and was looking to do something fun, challenging and rewarding. He completed his PPL with ACS Flight Training at Perth in 2017 then my CPL and ME-IR with FTA in Brighton, where he knew he wanted to be a flight instructor

Dave Finlay - Instructor

Dave first took wing in 1971, as he quotes ''just after the aeroplane was invented'' Dave has been instructing since 2006 and, he says flying is a true passion of his and will always be with him!

Jeremy Hawksworth - Instructor

Jeremy is a part time flying instructor with ACS. He also works as an airline pilot flying the B737NG around Europe. 

Sheldon Cholwich - Commercial Instructor

After completing his Multi engine Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilots Licence Course in South Africa he travelled to Greece to convert his ICAO license to EASA. Sheldon wanted to further develop his skills and knowledge and joined ACS Aviation as an instructor and as such, want to share his experience with students who are hoping to take their first steps towards an exciting career.

Jack McIntyre

I have been flying since 2015 when I received a trial flight for my 14th birthday, since then I have gone on to complete my Commercial Pilots License and my instructor qualification to now be able to share my passion for aviation with others!

Andi Howie - Instructor

Andi started flying in 1993 when he used a bank loan meant for a car to pay for a PPL. He worked his way up to an ATPL and has flown the B737 commercially around Europe, The Middle East, Africa and India. His flying focus is now on instructing and hopefully passing his knowledge and experience to future aspiring pilots and having fun whilst doing it. ''I love adventure, travel and new experiences and flying allows me to have all of that everytime''.
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