Meet the MAK Aviation team 

 

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Asif Khan

 :: Head of Training / C.F.I  ::

 

 

With around 16,000 hours under his belt since he began flying in 1974 Asif is possibly one of the most highly experienced instructors ever to head up a flying school. His ratings and qualifications include FAA ATPL IR jet rating, CAA UK CPL examiner (PPL), MEP, SEP, IR(R), FERTOL (R/T). GR. He has worked as DCFI. LFC, and as CFI at two flying schools including Cabair at Elstree - in its day a prestigious branch of one of the largest flying schools in Europe.

Asif originally began operating as MAK Aviation in 1999, realising his ambition of becoming an accredited flying school.

Malcolm Montgomerie

::  Head of Operations  ::

 

Malcolm qualified as a driving instructor in 1960 becoming the youngest Ministry of Transport approved instructor in the UK. In 1975 he turned his attention to flying and in six months gained his Private Pilot Licence. In the 80's he trained as an aircraft engineer and an instructor as well as gaining the night and IMC ratings, and also became a CAA Approved Airworthiness Test Pilot.

In the 1990s Malcolm was attracted by competition flying and won countless awards in navigation and precision flying events, eventually being granted his FIA Competition Licence enabling him to start Royal Aero Club handicapped air racing in 2006. After several podium visits he won the 2011 King's Cup, originally presented by King George V in the 1920s as the first ever award for an aviation contest. Malcolm is seen here receiving the cup from HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York.

Malcolm has run his own maintenance business and helped to run various flight schools, whilst amassing approximately 5,000 flight hours.

 David Benfold

               :: Deputy  C.F.I ::

 

 

David is a graduate of Oxford Aviation Academy and Stapleford Flight Centre. David first learned to fly back in 1994 in sunny Florida. He’s the proud holder of a JAR-FCL CPL–ME/IR (“Frozen ATPL”) and has been a flying instructor at Elstree since May 2014. David teaches PPL & LAPL students and also is available for Night and IMC-IR(R) training.


David is a passionate aviator with a life long interest in aircraft and flight. His father worked for a major airline at London's Heathrow Airport allowing him to travel overseas during his childhood, fuelling his ambition to fly.


He’s a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and approachable instructor, who thrives on making sure his lessons are enjoyable and that his students get the best out of their training.

David Smith

:: Flight Instructor ::

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Keno Mario-Ghae

:: Flight Instructor ::

Flight Instructor Keno Mario-Ghae

Kathan Dudhela

:: Flight Instructor ::

 

Etay Crespen

:: Flight Instructor ::

 

 

 Cláudio Pedro Guedes

 

We are delighted to welcome 21 year old Kathan, the UK's Youngest Flight Instructor. Kathan did his first flying lesson at the age of 15 in the Air Cadets. He joined us straight after he completed his GCSE's at the age of 16 to achieve his Private Pilot Licence and has been with us ever since. Kathan has been expanding his flying portfolio and is now also involved in ferry piloting, broadening his experience of flying many aircraft types. He now delivers his experience and knowledge to his fellow students.

 

 

 

 

 

MAK AVIATION FLIGHT SCHOOL

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