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 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 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 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.
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. A former Air Cadet and member of the Vintage Aircraft Club, serving on their committee, Gary was a civil servant for 18 years, finishing in Airfield Management at RAF Lakenheath with the 48th FW USAF. More usually seen around Turweston as a marshaller, a hobby he has pursued since 1988; helping out at Turweston for various events since 1998, he is often seen with a camera stuck to his face too. He is also an aspiring author, as well as second in command with TS Harvester, the Banbury unit of the Sea Cadet Corps.
His role at Turweston is to assist Chris Brown.
Chris works on Sundays 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 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.