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Key Staff Profiles
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 Air Squadron.

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
Mr.Adrian Hobbs, 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.
Mr.Mike Pettican, 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.
Mr.Kieron Heath, 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 administrative matters. 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.