Ted Welstead

Chief Simulator Instructor

After 10 years in the RAF, much of this time as an instructor, Ted joined British Airways where he flew VC10s and later DC10s. He left BA in 1985 and soon became a successful CPL/IR instructor and CPL examiner at one of the UK's leading schools. Since transferring to AFT in 1998 he has continued this success, but due to medical constraints he is now limited to raining in the simulator where he has proved a most helpful and popular mentor. During his flying career he accumulated 16,000 hours.

Howard Clayton


Howard joined AFT in 2008 as an experienced civil aviation instructor, initially to work as a simulator instructor. However, he soon became involved in training students in the aircraft for the CPL and he also helps out with MEP training. In total he has more than 5,000 hours, most if these as an instructor.

Mark Annette


Mark came to AFT in 2010 having been previously one of the senior instructors at FTE Jerez, one of Europe's leading flight training organisations. With his considerable experience of CPL/IR training and his understanding approach to the needs of his students he has proved a highly effective instructor at AFT. He also conducts courses for Flight Instructor (FI) training. He has over 7,500 hours in total and almost 4,000 hours as an instructor.

Terry Earl

Part-time Instructor

Terry started flying for AFT in 2002 and has now flown some 3,000 hours as a CPL/IR instructor. He mixes this with PPL and IR(R) instruction at various places in Cornwall, and with previous RAF and airline experience has over 17,000 hours in total.

Bill Bradley

Part-time Instructor

Bill came to AFT in 2012 after finishing a career in corporate aviation specialising in the operation of Citation jets. He also flew as personal pilot to Nigel Mansell, the former F1 and IndyCar world champion. He has over 10,000 hours and is now rapidly developing a reputation as a first-class instructor.

Gary Moore

IR Renewal Examiner

Gary is an Airbus captain with Virgin Atlantic Airways but is able to make time to help out at AFT. He flew as an instructor with AFT in the early 90's before becoming an airline pilot and still lives locally so he can maintains a close interest in AFT and its future. He has over 16,000 hours.