The Team


David Owen, Director and Owner

David acquired a large part of Turweston Aerodrome in 1989 when it was little more than an abandoned WWII Aerodrome with a gliding club. Armed with a vision and lots of energy, he set about the process of re-opening as a General Aviation (GA) Aerodrome and in 1993 gained the necessary permission.

Under David's management the Aerodrome has been under a continuous programme of development ever since, culminating in the construction of the four storey Tower building, completed at the end of 2016.

 


Aerodrome Manager Chris Brown

Chris has been with Turweston Flight Centre for over 22 years. He is a qualified Pilot (PPL), First-Aider, Fire Officer, Air/Ground Radio Operator, Fuel Bowser Driver, Database Operator, and Chap-in-the-Tower.

Chris, together with assistant Robin, is responsible for organising all the aviation-related activities, from first contact by radio or phone through to the all-important ground handling services such as runway inspections, manoevering aircraft in and out of hangars and refuelling. 


 

 

Tanya Coles

Tanya is the first line of contact for anything non-aeroplane related such as events, venue hire, units for lease, filming, photography, customer service and bookings for aerodrome operations during the British Grand Prix. She is also in overall charge of The Flight Deck Café.

Tanya has been with the company since 2004.

 

 


 

 

Tanya Egan

Tanya Egan joined the team in 2014 and is our accounts department.

Working part-time, she  deals with all the tasks associated with providing book-keeping services for our companies.


 

 

Robin Aris

Robin joined the team in October 2014 and is Operations Assistant to Chris, helping him with all the aviation-related jobs on the aerodrome. They also keep the aerodrome looking pristine with a continuous programme of mowing and tidying - jobs which happen largely without anyone noticing but which are integral to the beautiful presentation at Turweston Aerodrome.

Robin has a PPL and a wonderful "can do" attitude that we take full advantage of.

He works during the week and on Sundays with Chris Castleton.

 


Chris Castleton

Chris works on Sundays with Robin and on event days when we need extra help. He has been refuelling at Turweston for over 15 years and is brilliant at encouraging new visitors to come to the aerodrome. He has a lifelong interest in aviation and is our go-to person for aircraft data.


Ricky Delve

Ricky works with Chris Brown on Saturdays and, like Chris Castleton, during events. Ricky has a PPL and keeps his aeroplane at Turweston. He has been involved with the aerodrome since 2002.

Ricky can fix anything and has worked behind the scenes for years updating, repairing and maintaining things electrical and IT-related.