Meet the Team

Graeme Frater - Chief Executive Officer

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 - Chief Operating Officer

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. 

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 McMillen - 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.

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.

Bruce Duguid - Operations Supervisor

As operations supervisor, Bruce is responsible for flight and ground operations during the weekend and ensuring the highest degree of safety, quality and security is maintained by the staff at all times. Bruce is also a qualified pilot and dentist.

Ian Weinstein - Commercial Instructor

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).

Iain McInnes - Commercial Instructor

Iain started out as a club flight instructor and bush pilot in Southern Africa. He has worked as a flight instructor in England, Spain and Scotland and briefly as a LiDAR survey pilot in Australia. His role includes training for Night, IR(R), MEP, IR, and CPL ratings and licences.

Kieran Slater - Commercial Instructor

Kieran has been a Flight Instructor in the UK since 2013, instructing towards the PPL, CPL, MEP and IR courses. Alongside teaching Kieran has also spent time operating the B757 out of the UK and the B777 in the Middle East.

James Moy - Instructor

From his first flight as a 13 year old air cadet James has spent a lot of his life in the air. Completing his private pilots licence by 18 and qualifying as a commercial pilot by 21. His career includes 6 years as a flying instructor and air experience pilot flying up and down the beautiful south coast of England followed by 2 years of regional and international airline flying as a first officer for former airline Flybe. He now returns his attention back to flight instructing.

Alistair McNaught - Instructor

After completing his PPL in Scotland , Alastair then gained hours in Canada, flying in the Rocky mountains. After completing commercial training in England, he then returned to Scotland to take up the position of flying instructor at Perth.

Euan Downie - Instructor

After a non flying role in the RAF which included a NATO tour in Afghanistan and time as a ground instructor on the Tornado F3 OCU, I became a PPL Flight Instructor and eventually an examiner teaching at various UK schools. I have worked with Loganair flying the Saab 340, then Flybe on the Q400 and onwards to flying the Embraer 190 with British Airways Cityflyer, as a direct entry Captain connecting European financial centres with the City of London and am happy to be back instructing again.

Christopher Barrow - Instructor

After completing his PPL in Annecy, France, Chris then did his Commercial Pilots Licence at Dundee. He then flew a variety of light aircraft around mountain airports in the French alps, Italy & Switzerland, including tourist flights around Mont Blanc, before relocating from France to Perth to take up a role as a flying instructor. Chris is also our resident ground examiner.

Julian Nicholls - 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.

Brad Marriot - Instructor

After learning to fly at Biggin Hill in 2016 Brad traded in London’s city skyline and their busy airspace for the views and flying freedom of the Lochs and Highlands, where he ended up gaining my Commercial qualifications. Thereafter, Flight Instructing offered the perfect opportunity to further his knowledge and skill within the industry.

So, what are you waiting for, let’s get flying!


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.

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 - 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.

Tom Hall - Instructor

Tom is a part time instructor for ACS Flight Training and is also fortunate enough to fly the Boeing 737 commercially. 4000 hours flight time, including around 2500 instructional. Tom enjoys all aspects of general aviation flying and his flight experience includes sea plane and tail wheel flying.

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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