Chairman: Charles Henry
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
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
Hon Company of Air Pilots (GAPAN)
British Gliding Association (BGA)
Treasurer / Finance Director
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Flying Farmers Association (FFA)
British Model Flying Association (BMFA)
Airfield Operators Group (AOG)
British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA)
Light Aircraft Association (LAA)
Vintage Aircraft Club (VAC)
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.
British Microlight Aircraft Association