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 and improvement, 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. 


Gary Loveday

 A lifelong enthusiast going to his first airshow as a 'bump', Gary has been involved with aviation  for most of his life.  

 

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 Castleton

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.

 

Chris has a lifelong interest in aviation and is our go-to person for aircraft data.

 

He also likes dogs, which is definitely a plus as far as we are concerned!

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 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.

Phillip Hayward

 

Phillip joined the team in early 2019 and is another vital member of our weekend and event staff.

 

He has a PPL and has kept his plane at Turweston since 2008  Since retiring in 2018 he has been a volunteer at a number of aviation events including Farnborough and Duxford and says he is delighted to be joining the team here at his home airfield.

 

Phillip works mostly on Sundays and on event and other days as needed.



Administration

Tanya Coles

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

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.