About The Team


From Al Pinner MBE BSc MRAeS  - Chairman of the Technical Board.

Working with a group of Military and Civil aviators, Al is Chairman of our Technical Board, whose responsibility is to ensure that our courses meet and are maintained to the highest standards.


There is little doubt that UAV's in some form or other are the future of most forms of aviation and that becoming as proficient as possible and developing experience at this early stage will stand you in great stead as the industry matures.

This course has been designed to be comprehensive and it is laid out in a logical and easy to follow manner.

It contains interactive links to the supportive reference material and extra reading material needed to develop your understanding of aviation.

I welcome you to the course and the greater aviation community and I wish you many years of safe, enjoyable flying and commercial success”.

Al retired from the RAF as a Squadron Leader in 2009 having flown over 100 operational missions in the Harrier and CF18 Hornet in various conflicts in the Balkans and the Middle East. He finished his RAF service as the Commanding Officer of The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. As well as being responsible for all the operational and administrative aspects of the BBMF, Al carried out hundreds of displays and flypasts in Spitfires and Hurricanes including planning and conducting many over the capital. On leaving the RAF, Al spent four years as the Director of Flight Operations for a large aircraft management and charter company and latterly flies and manages a Gulfstream G650.


From Chris Marshall Director of Airborne Platforms UK Ltd and Director of SUAS Training and Assessments.


While Al oversees and audits our course series content i ensure that our practical SUA flight operations exercises and training will provide you with everything you need to operate successfully and safely in the field and in line with the CAA Regulations.

Our staff are on hand to assist and support you and you will have the benefit of communicating with us and other course members through the interactive course messaging system”

Chris is a qualified SUAS pilot with many years of experience operating remote aircraft up to 20Kg. Chris works on SUAS projects on a daily basis and is on hand to offer insight into the industry for students. He is also a Lloyds Register qualified QHSE Lead Auditor and NEBOSH Certificate holder and Risk Assessor.