Photo: UK Drone Show training collaboration with Resource Group announcement. From left to right Steve Batchelder(UCS), Garry Swinburn (UCS), Neil Williams (Resource Group), Allan Ballard (UCS)
Steve has a number of adult education training and assessment qualifications and currently runs his own training company having retired from the Police Service in 2008.
Steve is responsible for producing and documenting the training plans we use to develop pilots skills, Steve has based these on his own experiences in achieving the RPQ-S qualification. Never having piloted any form of aircraft before joining UCS brings a new pilot perspective to our flight training.
RPQ-s Licence: RPQ-s/BatS/15/458
Garry built his first RC aeroplane at 11 years old with help from his father. This started a lifelong fascination leading Garry to full sized flying in gliders and some light aircraft, his remote aircraft experience includes fixed wing, helicopters and multi-rotor aircraft
Garry’s military and policing backgrounds coupled with his IT project management experience naturally leads him to look at systems and applications, and how to exploit their benefits in real life situations.
Allan is a Design Engineer with 43 years of radio control (RC) model experience and currently holds an ’A’ and ‘B’ BMFA certificate and is a regular flyer of large RC models of around 30% scale size. He is a flying instructor for his local club and is currently training as a club examiner.
Allan’s roles include flight training and assessment where his RC flying & instructing experience bring a practical & pragmatic approach to our flight training. Allan is also responsible for our day to day operations management
RPQ-s Licence: RPQ-s/BalA/15/456