Originally trained by the Royal Navy, Ian then moved to Hong Kong flying the AS365 Dauphin for the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force and Police.

On his return to the UK, he flew in the North Sea servicing the offshore gas fields before joining London's new Helicopter Emergency Medical Service based on the roof of the Royal London Hospital; this service provides HEMS facilities in the highly congested areas of central London.

Ian's corporate and private experience was gained at Lynton/Signature Aviation prior to joining Starspeed in 2004. After David Voy's retirement in 2007, Ian became a co-owner and director of the company. He is currently CEO and in addition carries out a large amount of training and examining both of company pilots and external clients whilst continuing to fly the line.

Ian is an examiner and instructor on the AS365, AS355 and Sikorsky S76 helicopters.

Pilot since: 1980
8700 hours
EASA ATPL(H) with Instrument, Instructor & Examiner ratings on AS355, AS365 and SK76 types