Dr Simon Mitchell:

Simon is a former Sea King pilot with the Royal Navy. He also has extensive commercial experience flying for the Offshore Oil & Gas industry and onshore with the London Metropolitan Police Service.

He joined Starspeed in 2005 and has been involved with setting up a range of new projects and operations for the company, most notably the company's Safety Management System.

When not engaged flying, Simon lectures in Aviation Safety at the renowned Cranfield University.

Pilot since: 1987
5,700 hours
ATPL(H) with Instrument Rating. PhD in Aviation Safety