British Aerobatics Pilot Proficiency System
Pilots competing at contests in the Sports class and above, must have their Pilot Proficiency Card (PPC) endorsed for that class to show that they have been assessed by a Flight Evaluator (FE) and have demonstrated the skill and competence necessary to meet the standard required. FE's have to be current British Aerobatic members to be able to authorised and endorse PPC's as shown in the table below.
This Web Page is updated on a best endeavours basis, however occasionally some information may be out of date. Therefore please ask to see the current BAeA Membership card of your FE before booking an evaluation with them to avoid disappointment.
The Flight Evaluation Procedure
The endorsement procedure operates through the use of a Flight Evaluation form that specifies the areas to be assessed prior to and during the endorsement flight. This form must be filled-in initially by the pilot and, following the evaluation, completed by the FE. The pilot must then forward the form to the British Aerobatics office in order to be eligible to compete in that class, and it will be kept on file there for reference.
CIVA Freestyle flights
A separate endorsement is now required for CIVA Final Freestyle competition flights.
Pilots with an existing Unlimited class Proficiency Card endorsement who have flown a freestyle sequence at a British Aerobatics or FAI contest in the last two years must discuss their plans for flying the programme with an Unlimited class FE. The discussion must review the content of the Evaluation Form guidance notes together with the pilot's planned sequence, and the British Aerobatics FE will sign the endorsement provided he/she is satisfied that the pilot meets the specified standards.
All other pilots must follow the full Flight Evaluation process to gain a Freestyle PPC endorsement.
Masters and Apprentices
Pilots seeking evaluation who may wish to take part in Masters (Advanced) or Apprentices (Intermediate) contests require a specific endorsement for these levels.
Note also that if a pilot does not compete during a period of at least two years (24 calendar months) then his/her endorsement is considered to have lapsed, and before competing again in a previously endorsed class a new endorsement must be obtained from FE as above.
British Aerobatics Flight Evaluators (FE)
The following are authorised as Flight Evaluators in the disciplines and at the levels shown for those seeking to obtain an endorsement on their Pilot Proficiency Card.
|Unlimited and below|
|Gerald Cooper||07710 442816||Lincolnshire|
|Nick Buckenham||07773 768386||Cambridgeshire|
|Tom Cassells||07889 434509||Yorkshire|
|Advanced and below|
|Nick Wakefield||07818 423579||Worcestershire|
|Phil Burgess||07876 526950||Lincolnshire|
|Ian Scott||01733 239136||Cambridgeshire|
|Eddie Goggins||+353872958422||Ireland (Eire & NI)|
|Intermediate and below|
|Adrian Willis||07712 864413||Cambridgeshire|
|Julian Murfitt||07712 657383||Surrey|
|Phil Massetti||07977 586205||Cambridgeshire|
|Simon Abbott||07767 776074||Berkshire|
|Brian McCartney||07885 363187||Dorset|
|Farrell McGee||07747 773807||East Midlands|
|Ron Allan||01625 428243||Cheshire|
|David Kean||07881 620057||Surrey|
|Club, Club Plus & Sports|
|Stephen Evans||07884 236873||Jerez, Spain / Essex|
|Bob Pooler||07768 333030||Shropshire / West Midlands|
|Tony Maxwell|| email@example.com||North West England|
Unlimited, Advanced and below
0115 956 1126
0208 947 3876
Intermediate and Below
Flight Evaluator Management
To become a Flight Evaluator or to change your qualification level please contact Head of Contest Organisation (HCO), currently Brian McCartney. After he has assessed your competence, he will advise Stephen Evans who is responsible for maintaining and editing this list. This Evaluators list has been checked and is correct as of July 2023. Evaluators should be aware that they must maintain their membership of the Association in order to continue to provide evaluations and that their Evaluator status lapses with their membership. We therefore urge all Evaluators to maintain their yearly membership and to renew no later than the end of January to avoid being removed from this list..
If current evaluators need to change their contact details, in the first instance, please contact Stephen Evans (number above).