About Us & Fleet

Welcome to North East Flight Academy

Established in 2018, North East Flight Academy based at Newcastle International Airport offers professional flight training which is designed and tailored around each individual student. Whether you wish to fly for pleasure or become a fully qualified commercial pilot, we are your first step!

At North East Flight Academy we take pride in seeing our students learn and progress through their flight training and onto becoming a qualified pilot.

Our Team

Our experienced team will lead you through various stages at a pace that is right for you. Our fleet of  light aircraft and our experienced Flight Instructors will give you the confidence to progress through your training and more.

 

Fleet

3 Piper PA28 Warriors

Member of the PA-28 family, all-metal, unpressurized, single-engine, piston-powered airplanes with low-mounted wings and tricycle landing gear. With a single door on the co-pilot side, which is entered by stepping on the wing, four seats and fixed undercarriage, this plane is very popular and easy to fly.

Crew: 1 Pilot
Capacity: 3 Passengers
Length: 23.3 ft (7.16 m)
Wing Span: 30.0 feet (9.2 m)
Propeller diameter: 74 inches (1.9 m)
Height: 10 ft 9 in (3.3 m)

Max Takeoff Weight: 2150 lb (975 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320-E2A
Maximum speed: 123 knots (142 mph, 230 km/h)
Range: 465 nm (535 sm, 867 km)

Meet our team

Meet our team of instructors, and operations staff here at North East Flight Academy

Chairman & Founder

Lord John Stevens

Managing Director

Ben Harrison

Company Secretary

Sue Hall

PPL, IR(R) Instructor & Examiner

Keith Lister

PPL, Night Rating & IR(R) Instructor

Keith Loveridge

PPL & Night Rating Instructor

Chris Hepworth

PPL & Ground Instructor

Hytham Hassan

PPL & Night Rating Instructor

Phil Gilbert

Head of Training

Darren Davis

PPL & Night Rating Instructor

Raf Lenzi