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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Chairman Andrew Freeman joined Team AT during 2014 to help develop sales in London and the home counties as well as develop a long-term corporate strategy. Andrew has been aviating for over 35 years and like Andy is a passionate fixed wing and rotary pilot. Andrew has had 40 years in the prestige and performance motor trade and retired from this business in 2016 to focus on the growth and development of AT Aviation. Andrew holds no less than 6 rotary ratings as well as multiple fixed wing.
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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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Zac trained as a traditional tool maker and subsequently developed his skills into the aviation world. Zac is a highly experienced vintage tailwheel pilot and can often be seen flying our 1932 MS315, not the easiest aircraft in the world to fly!. Zac has been pivotal in many fantastic restorations and is well known for restoring one of the best tiger moths in the world which featured many original aspects including Gosport tubes.
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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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Display / Demo Pilot
As many of you know Lauren (Just Married ! ) is one of the best known UK display pilots. When Lauren is not performing one of her gravity-defying manoeuvres she is currently performing our lead Pilot role. Lauren has a wealth of experience and we are delighted that Lauren is able to assist with aircraft deliveries and type training when needed. We are also very proud to be one her corporate sponsors. For more information on Lauren’s Display work please look at the attached link http://www.lauren-richardson.com