Chairman: Charles Henry

Pictured at Elstree

Charles holds a private pilot’s licence with over 1,000 hours. He also holds a very rusty PPL(H) and a fixed-wing instrument rating. He is an FRAeS, FCMI and MCIM. Charles is Chairman of the GA APPG Tax and Regulation Working Group., a Director of the BBGA and AOPA, a member of the CAA Finance Advisory Committee and Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, as well as serving on a number of other GA liaison groups, including the CAA/ASI Wind Turbine Working Group.

Vice Chairman: John Gilder

Pilot and planning specialist.

John soloed in a Tiger Moth before gaining his PPL in a PA 28 and now has 340 hours and a Night Rating. A Chartered Surveyor specialising in commercial property he is MRAeS and leads our advisors on Airfield planning issues. John also Chairs the Airfields Working Group within the APPG – GA advising owners and operators and liaising with Government on matters relating to airfield planning, legislation and the National network

Board Members

Hon Company of Air Pilots (GAPAN)

David Cockburn

British Gliding Association (BGA)

Roger Wilson
Treasurer / Finance Director


Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

John Walker

Flying Farmers Association (FFA)

Anthony Kedros


British Model Flying Association (BMFA)

David Phipps

Airfield Operators Group (AOG)

Ann Bartaby


British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA)

Marc Bailey


Light Aircraft Association (LAA)

Steve Slater

Vintage Aircraft Club (VAC)


Geoff Weighell

Geoff learned to fly hang gliders in the late ‘70s and then microlights in the early ’80s. Geoff became a microlight instructor in 1983 and then progressed to Chairman of the Microlight Panel of Examiners whilst running a school at Enstone. Geoff gained a PPL H in 2003 to add to his 9000 hours flying microlights. Geoff joined the BMAA as Chief Executive in 2006 and still holds this post. Geoff is a member of the APPG GA Airfields Working Group.

Geoff Weighell
Chief Executive,
British Microlight Aircraft Association


Allie Dunnington

Please click link above for Allie’s biography, and for her article about Online Ground School classes launched in 2020 please click HERE.

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