Aerial Vocations ltd today received committee approval for corporate membership of the British Air Display Association.
This is associated with the companies management role of Jet Provost ‘433’, the ‘Inverness Jet Provost.’
After learning of a local boys strong interest in the company operated Jet Provost aircraft, company director Paul Gibbs offered to show him around the machine.
Yusuf is fourteen year old and has autism. He has a great passion for all things aviation.
After a successful hangar tour, Paul offered Yusuf the chance to fly in the jet.
A plan was arranged, and on the 4 June, they took to the skies!
The unusual story was picked up by local and national media, and went viral on the internet.
The U.K. CAA, have now approved Aerial Vocations ltd to operate Jet Provost T5A in accordance with CAP360.
This means that the ‘Inverness Jet Provost’ Project is now a reality, and should become a regular sight in U.K. skies.
The company offers thanks to Jon Corley and Aero Heritage for assisting with this achievement. We will continue to work together for the next twelve months until all staff are suitably qualified to be post holders.
Aerial Vocations ltd is delighted to have been chosen to operate and manage a BAC Jet Provost T5A ex-military jet trainer, on behalf of its owner.
CAA approval will be sought to operate in accordance with CAP360, and an OCM will be submitted in due course.
The aircraft will be based at Inverness airport (EGPE), and flown in accordance with the owners requirements.
Company director Paul Gibbs will begin his conversion training shortly.
Paul Gibbs of Aerial Vocations ltd, has won the highly contested ‘Malcolm Allen’ trophy at the 2017 Light Aircraft Association national rally!
Thr trophy is awarded each year to the person who flies the ‘Most meritorious arrival by air’ at the rally.
Paul won after flying from the North of Scotland to the rally in Northampton in his very small and basic, Tipsy Nipper aircraft.
The flight was nearly 500 Miles, and took a little over five hours with one fuel stop en-route.
He spent the weekend at the show, including sleeping under the wing in a micro-tent!
Following compulsory redundancy from his airline position in early 2014, Captain Paul A Gibbs decided to follow his own path, and set up Aerial Vocations ltd to provide high quality ‘Pilot Services and Consultancy’ to the aviation industry.
Initially on placement with a domestic Chinese airline through association with APAS agency.