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, with the four storey Tower building completed at the end of 2016.
Aerodrome Manager Chris Brown
Chris has been with Turweston Flight Centre since 1994. 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 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, manoeuvring aircraft in and out of hangars and refuelling.
Tanya is the person to contact for anything non-aeroplane related such as events, venue hire, filming, photography, customer service and bookings for aerodrome operations during the British Grand Prix.
Tanya has been with the company since 2004.
Tanya Egan joined the team in 2014 and is our accounts department, dealing with all the tasks associated with providing book-keeping services for our companies.
She is generally in the office 2 days a week.
A lifelong enthusiast going to his first airshow as a 'bump', Gary has been involved with aviation in various forms for most of his life. He is a former Air Cadet and member of the Vintage Aircraft Club. Gary was also a civil servant for 18 years, finishing in Airfield Management at RF Lakenheath with the 48th FW USAF.
For many years he helped at Turweston as a marshal, a hobby he has pursued since 1988. He is often seen with a camera stuck to his face.
His role at Turweston is to assist Chris Brown with airside operations and refuelling.
Chris works on Sundays and on event days when we need extra help. He has been refuelling at Turweston for over 18 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 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 is shown here with the medal he earned by completing a gruelling 34 mile challenge over difficult terrain in the Gower Peninsula in October 2018. A remarkable achievement.
Both he and Chris C are vital to the airside operation and we could not manage without their expertise during the British Grand Prix weekend.