Kevin Whitehead (CFI)
Kevin realised his passion for flying in 2006 when he took a 90-minute experience flight from Perth Airport in a flexwing microlight!
“It was just superb! – My friend and I had spoken about the possibility of learning to fly while we were at work – 100 miles offshore on an oil rig! When we came home on leave we gave it a go, and never looked back! I gained my NPPL license that year and bought a share in a flexwing microlight, I flew her far and wide, and had some great times especially when visiting the West Coast of Scotland – Truly Stunning”!
Two years later Kevin had the opportunity to experience a flight in a Gyrocopter and decided to take up the training for his PPL(G). “Flying a modern factory built Gyrocopter or Autogyro as they used to be known as, was the icing on the cake for me as it filled a gap for my desire to become a helicopter pilot”. Kevin enjoyed flying gyros so much that he went on to become an instructor, and joined the “Gyrocopter Experience” group of instructors and currently operates Scotlands’ premier gyroplane training organisation.
Kevin also added the Flexwing and Fixed Wing instructor rating to his portfolio, and now together with his team, operate “Alba Airsports”, the approved microlight and gyrocopter training providers for the “Scottish Aero Club” operating from their premises at Perth Airport.