“A LEADER IN THE DRONE INDUSTRY...”
A leading light within the international aviation community with deep seated roots within the unmanned training and operational delivery sectors.
Matt has built a number of successful businesses centered around the ever evolving unmanned aircraft space.
He continues to manage an ever growing team at the UKs leading unmanned aircraft training and operations company and also consults at the very highest levels in the sector in order to help explore and deliver practical and pragmatic solutions to problems faced by both regulatory bodies worldwide and those looking to exploit options to operate within regulatory frameworks.
An accomplished public speaker, with a vast amount of experience across different media, Matt is often called upon by organisations such as the British Broadcasting Company(BBC), SKY and other independent television and radio companies to deliver expert informational and opinion based pieces.
Heavy & Super Heavy Lift Drone Pilot
Matt also operates all over the world as a Heavy and Super Heavy Lift drone pilot. His vast knowledge of different unmanned aircraft systems, combined with his extensive aviation expertise and more than 20 years of model flying experience sees him regularly working in High Risk environments; often coordinating with full sized helicopters working in the same airspace.
He has recently returned from the World Sailing Championships in Aarhus, Denmark where he was flying the Freefly Systems Alta 8 from a chase boat, providing a live, worldwide broadcast feed in addition to a separate chase boat camera, helicopter and on-board camera systems. This was a similar delivery to that which he provided for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017.
Military Helicopter Pilot & Instructor
Prior to embarking upon his business journey, Matt was a military helicopter pilot and Instructor/Examiner with 1800+ hours TT in various types, both Single Pilot, Single Turbine and Multi-Crew, Multi Engine Turbine.
He was a Qualified Helicopter Instructor in the Royal Air Force (CFI/CFII/TRI/TRE/IRI/IRE) instructing and examining on:
Airbus Helicopters Puma Mk2(AS330/AS332L2 and EC225)
Airbus Helicopters Squirrel(AS350 B1/B2)
He is also a Aviation Human Factors Facilitator, Crew Resource Management Instructor and an experienced 'Bowtie XP' Risk Analysis and Mitigation Practitioner.