Air Safety Matters offers the exclusive use of the services of David Hoy and associates.

David Hoy has been involved in aviation for over 40 years and has held a number senior roles as Chief Flight Instructor and Head of Training as well as being part of the pilot selection team for several airlines including Virgin Atlantic, Middle Eastern Airlines, Airtours International, Air 2000, British Caledonian, British World Airlines and Britannia, now TUI. In these roles, David has become aware of the attributes required to be successful in training as well as the elements required to make a successful training establishment.

Through Air Safety Matters Ltd, David continues to make his services available to Flight Schools, Airlines and private individuals looking to enter a commercial flying career. Please feel free to contact David to discuss how he could help your organisation.

David’s career summary:

Personal Statement 

I have been active in the Flight Training Industry my entire working life. This has been in various roles from flight, ground and simulator training to positions as Chief Flying Instructor and to Head of Training. Most have been or developed into senior management roles. For seven years, I held the post of Business Development Director, a position that saw me negotiating at senior level with many of the world’s largest airlines including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. I have worked in the Middle East for Qatar Aeronautical College as CFI progressing to Head of Training and am used to operating within a multi-cultural training environment. I was also selected to head the commercial training division of BAE Systems in Manchester for two years working on the BAe 146, ATP and Jetstream aircraft. I have also worked as a Flight Simulator Instructor and examiner on the Cessna Mustang (VLJ), the King Air - B 200 series and the Cessna Citation CJ 2. For the last five years, I have been working through my own company as a CPL and IR instructor and Examiner on behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

Qualifications and Key Skills

• Aviation Training Management Professional, extensive experience as manager, examiner, active pilot and flight and ground instructor.

• EASA/JAA/CAA Regulatory Knowledge and experience.

• UK CAA Senior Flight Examiner (Examiner’s examiner)

• S/E and M/E Flight and Simulator Instructor and Instructor Examiner (FIC) (FIE) – 19,000 hrs

• CRE/TRE/SFE/SFI. UK CAA/EASA Senior Examiner/FIC and FIE qualified

• Type ratings on Beech King Air, B 200, Citation Jet 2, Cessna Mustang (C -510) Corporate jets, Current Class ratings on Single and Multi- Engine Piston.

• Experience in Quality Management and Safety Management Systems

• Excellent written and oral presentation skills (3 books published)

• Aviation advisor/writer Fact Not Fiction Films (Royal Flying Doctor Service, Pilot Fatigue, Shady Lady)

Work Experience

October 2012 - Ongoing Air Safety Matters Ltd.
Flight Examiner/Instructor attached to the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

May 2008 – October 2012 FlightSafety International.
Program Manager/
Instructor/Examiner – C 510, CJ 2, BE 200

November 2004 – April 2008 Oxford Aviation.
Instructor Training Manager - Instructor Training and Standards/Deputy CFI

September 2002 – October 2004 Qatar Aeronautical College.
CFI/Head of Training

September 2000 - June 2002 BAE SYSTEMS
Head of Training BAe 146, ATP and Jetstream

April 1999 - August 2000 SFT Aviation Ltd
Head of Training

January 1979-March 1999 Cabair Group Ltd.
Business Development Director/Flight Instructor/CFI Denham School of Flying.
Group Head of Training


College of Air Training, Hamble, Southampton.
March 1973 to November 1974