Dr.Martin (Dill) Faulkes founded Faulkes Flying
Foundation in 2000 recognising the value flight training can provide in the development
of young people. His view was formed during his own flying experience with his University's
Dill obtained a Doctorate in Mathematics at London University before entering
the world of computer software and becoming a very successful entrepreneur and business
consultant. He is keen to promote an increased educational interest in mathematics,
science and technology in our schools today and has made numerous charitable donations
to enable this to happen.
Dill maintains an active and regular contact with Faulkes Flying Foundation.
Dr.Mike Woollard, was the original business consultant
for Faulkes Flying Foundation in 1999/2000 and is now its Chief Executive.
Mike has an engineering doctorate from the University of Wales and a career
which has encompassed roles
as an Engineering Director of an aerospace company and a
Managing Director of a marine equipment manufacturer. He thus is well placed to
promote his interest in engineering and technology to the young people of today, and
to advise on career prospects and opportunities.
Mike has had a lifelong passion for aerodynamics which he lives out
through flying and sailing. He has been a pilot for over 25 years, is a
British Gliding Association (BGA) Full Cat Instructor with Motor Glider and Aerobatic ratings.
A five times national gliding aerobatic champion at intermediate level, Mike
co-authored the definitive training manual
- "The Handbook of Glider Aerobatics" (Mallinson & Woollard Airlife 1999). He
is also an accredited
BGA Glider Inspector and an active member and past Chairman of the BGA Technical Committee
is Manager of Faulkes Flying Foundation. Adrian has been a
glider pilot for ten years and is a British Gliding Association Instructor.
He is also a member of the London Gliding Club's management committee being its Press Officer.
Adrian has also enjoyed a career as a professional freelance photographer in
London - a talent that FFF makes good use of for its promotional material.
is a volunteer flight co-ordinator for Faulkes Flying Foundation's base
at Bicester Airfield in Oxfordshire. Although a youngster of 23 years, Mike has already
achieved much in gliding both as a British Gliding Association Instructor and
an accomplished cross-country pilot. Mike is a member of Windrushers Gliding Club at Bicester.
Mike is an inspirational
role model to the young people with whom he flies and is a popular member of the FFF team.
is the Foundation's educational advisor and fundraiser. A graduate in English & French, Kieron has
extensive business experience in the leisure industry and in more recent years has been a teacher
and business advisor for a couple of local Hertfordshire schools.
Captain Terence Henderson - Trustee of the Foundation. Flew
a glider solo at 16 and won an RAF Flying
Scholarship to gain his Private Pilot's Licence at 17. Won Grand
Master's medal from Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators for graduating
as top cadet from Hamble College of Air Training in 1964 and flew six
types before converting onto Concorde in 1989. Spent more time and
flew more hours on Concorde than any other aircraft during 35 year
career with British Airways and retired as a Training Captain.
Now flies Boeing 737s for a private airline where he is an Instructor,
Examiner and Fleet Manager. Owns an ex-RAF Chipmunk and flies this as well as
gliders in his spare time. Raises money for flying charities by
assisting at airshows and lecturing on aviation, particularly Concorde. Started
glider manufacturing business in 1997 which led to the set up of "Faulkes
Flying Foundation" to which Terence is deeply committed.
Sue Woollard ,
wife of the Chief Executive and also a glider pilot
and instructor of 25 years experience, Sue helps out on Residential Courses and
As a Head of 6th Form and Head of Psychology at a private Hertfordshire school, Sue
brings professional educational guidance to the work of the Foundation. Her knowledge
of Psychology also enables her to provide interesting
lectures to residential course members on Human Factors as they relate to flying.