About Us

About Us

The Merseyflight Mission

Our aim

To educate, enable, inspire and motivate our student pilots to achieve their goals in aviation.

Our objectives

Build a team of experienced, career Flight Instructors who can deliver the best pound for pound training available.

Harness technology to facilitate accessibility to knowledge bases and the improvement of skills.

Provide an environment that fosters professionalism, competence and safe practices.

Reduce overall flight training costs to the public whilst maintaining a sustainable business model.

Strive to excel in customer service, enhance our reputation and thrive as a growing company.

Promote a community of like-minded individuals to share experiences and ideas.

Meet the team

Merseyflight’s strength is it’s people. We invest in experienced, career instructors in order to deliver the highest quality, best value flight training. If you want to be a safe, knowledgeable and competent aviator then you’re in the right hands.

Neil Hazelhurst

Neil Hazelhurst

Flight Instructor

Neil is a highly experienced and extremely well respected instructor with over 8000 hours and 20 years of experience. Neil is well known in the industry and is a career instructor. Works full time for Merseyflight.

Neil Williams

Neil Williams

Flight Instructor

Another Neil and another experienced, career instructor. Neil W also has thousands of hours of teaching students to fly in his logbook and is the Chief Flying Instructor at Merseyflight.

Stuart Gibson

Stuart Gibson

Flight Instructor

Ex-RAF pilot Stuart’s day job is Captaining Boeing 737s for and instructs with Merseyflight on a part-time basis. Very popular with students, Stuart is an unrestricted instructor.

Lukasz Kobusinski

Lukasz Kobusinski

Flight Instructor

Lukasz is a very popular and experienced commercial pilot and flight instructor who first gained his PPL with Merseyflight. He instructed for us for a number of years en-route to becoming a Dash 8 pilot with Flybe. Lukasz can teach the PPL, LAPL, IR(R) and Night Rating.

Angus Whyte

Angus Whyte

Flight Examiner

Angus is an experienced Boeing 737 skipper and Merseyfight’s primary flight examiner. Firm but fair, Angus always puts his test candidates at ease. Angus is also a keen seaplane pilot.

Ian Murphy

Ian Murphy

Flight Instructor / Examiner

Ian is another highly experienced aviator who can teach the PPL, LAPL, IR(R) and Night Rating. Ian is also a Flight Examiner. Works part time, usually on a Saturday and Monday.

Asif Malik

Asif Malik

Flight Instructor

Asif is a commercially qualified pilot and flight instructor. He works part-time for Merseyflight, usually on Saturdays and Sundays.

Paul Grossman

Paul Grossman

Flight Instructor

Paul is an IT wizard who instructs for Merseyflight on a weekend-only part-time basis. Paul started his flying career with us here at Merseyflight and works at weekends.

Steven Lee

Steven Lee

Flight Instructor

Steven is another of our instructors who has worked his way through the ranks with Merseyflight. Steven is currently studying towards a Phd and flies with us at weekends and outside of University term times.

Simon Montgomery

Simon Montgomery

Operations Manager

Simon is our Operations Manager and is a Merseyflight stalwart. He has an insatiable apetite for aviation and keeps the operation running smoothly. With neat Avgas flowing through his veins, Simon is an aircraft enthusiast and takes a mean photograph.

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Deputy Operations Manager

Paul is our Deputy Operations Manager and works part time. Always polite and helpful, Paul holds the fort on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Our training fleet

Merseyflight operates a fleet of Piper PA-38 Tomahawk and Piper PA-28 Cherokee aircraft.

Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk

 The Piper PA-38 Tomahawk is a two-seat, single engined aircraft designed and built specifically to teach people to fly.

It is a comparatively spacious aircraft with good all-round visibility and aerodynamics that foster good flying skills.

 During the design phase of the Tomahawk, Piper consulted the flight training community in order to develop this class-leading training aircraft.

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee

The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is the larger sibling of the Tomahawk.

The Cherokee is a four-seat cruiser which also makes an excellent alternative training aircraft with a greater weight lifting ability.

The Cherokee variation of the PA-28 has a maximum landing weight of under a tonne which attracts only the same, cheaper landing fees as the Tomahawk.

Our Location

Merseyflight are based at Liverpool John Lennon Airport which, as an international airport, offers a number of inherent benefits:

  • A hard runway which is open all year round
  • Numerous instrument approach facilities
  • Night operations
  • Full Air Traffic Control service within controlled airspace

Not to mention the thrill of taking off and landing from the same runway as the commercial airliners!

Learning to fly from an international airport is both a privilige and an enormous benefit to the student. It fosters, and demands, professionalism, high standards and safe practices.

Please see below for address and contact details. There is free parking at our venue.