ATAviation is based at Dunkeswell Aerodrome in the beautiful Devon countryside. Dunkeswell a former world war two air base constructed in 1941 provides an accessible location by Air, Rail or Road. Dunkeswell has two main runways providing almost a 1000 Meters of asphalt plus two other asphalt options and a grass facility.
We decided to launch ATA after hearing of difficulties from owners and sellers finding or moving aircraft best suited to new and existing GA Pilots.
With great frustration we found that GA Aircraft were not generally sold from single locations, so buying and finding the right aircraft was a long and drawn out process, which on occasions resulted disappointing trips viewing single aircraft in a multitude of locations. We decided to take the bull by the horns and set up AT Aviation with the objective of providing the GA community a location to buy and sell light aircraft with greater ease and transparency.
MEET THE TEAM
MD / Founder
Andy our Founder (Mr T) and Operational MD enjoyed 25 years in lead roles within the office automation sector. Following two sales director roles Andy founded Peninsula the south wests largest office automation business, which was successfully developed to a multi million pound turn over operation with over 50 staff. Andy is married to Debs who supports his high speed antics that previously included 2 UK championship wins in Offshore Power boat racing. In 2010 Andy sold his controlling share in Peninsula to then find time to develop his love of aviation. Andy has clocked up several hundred types flown in nearly 1500 hours of fixed wing flying in the last 4 years and has more recently moved to the dark side of rotary with over 300 hours flown in under 1 year !
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Robin has nearly 20 years of experience working on multiple aircraft types. He is known and well respected for his attention to detail when working with fabric aircraft and associated traditional paint finishes. Robin and his father Mike has been responsible for many well-known restorations including many DH types specifically one of the worlds best De Havilland Ropide’s. Robin has a great love of sailing and has recently designed and built a sail-powered hydroplane racing boat.
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Assistant To The Directors
Leah joined AT in 2016 as P.A. to the Directors. Leah comes from a multi-skilled background and is now known as ‘the glue within AT Aviation’. As well as ensuring the Directors have administrative support, Leah now runs all registration aspects of aircraft sales, sales order processing and more recently has taken over both accounting and workflow processes within the business. Leah is currently studying for her PPL with a long-term view of moving towards a more senior management role in the business
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