Meet the Team


Graeme Frater - Managing Director

Co-founder of the parent company and CEO of ACS Aviation with over 24 years experience within the industry. Graeme has developed excellent working relationships with key companies over the years and has experience working with several airlines and ATO's throughout the UK and Europe. Graeme is responsible for the day to day operation of the entire business and responsible for ensuring safety is the number one priorty.

Craig McDonald - Group Technical Director

Co-founder of the parent company, Cloud Global Group, Craig offers a wealth of knowledge with almost 20 years experience in the aviation industry. Craig's background is in aircraft maintenance, MRO management and he is also a commercial airline pilot. Craig is responsible for all technical and engineering services including business development, projects, acquisitions, leasing, training and recruitment.

Louise Ewart - Sales Director

Louise Ewart has a background in the travel services industry and airline management. Louise has managed teams of specialist consultants and overseen group sales and the teams delivery of strategic products. Louise works with the senior management at ACS and is responsible for sales and marketing. 

Philip Morritt - Head of Training

Philip Morritt has been instructing in the UK and Ireland for over 20 years. As well as teaching students undertaking the PPL, CPL MEP, IR and Flight Instructor courses he has also flown as an air taxi pilot. Philip has years of experience and has been involved in Commercial Air Operations and is also the Safety Manager. 

Andrew MacMillen - Chief Flight Instructor - PPL

Chief Flying Instructor (PPL), Flight Instructor and CAA Flight Examiner, Ground Examiner and Aviation English Examiner. Andrew holds UK CAA, EASA, FAA and Hong Kong CAD Flight Instructor qualifications. Has instructed in the USA, Germany, Hong Kong and the UK.

David Skeldon - Chief Flight Instructor - Commercial

David has been flying for 18 years and instructing for the last 10. He completed his commercial training at Oxford Aviation Academy in 2009. He has held a number of instructing positions and spent the last few years flying a number of complex types for private owners. Prior to joining ACS David spent the last 11 years as an aircraft broker arranging the sale and leases of commercial aircraft on behalf of airlines, lessors and financial institutions.

Ian Weinstein

I started my flying career in 1978 and progressed to Owner/CFI at Halfpenny Green Flight Centre until 1999. The last 12 years I have been a CPL, MEP, and IR Instructor with over 14000hr experience. I am a Flight Examiner for PPL, CPL, IR(R), IRE (initial IRT and Re validation/Renewals).

Jeni Malloch - Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, Jeni is responsible for running the schools ground operations. Jeni liaises with our team of flight instructors and aircraft engineers each day to discuss issues, oversee all major operational decisions and devise solutions to problems that arise. Jeni is also responsible for student welfare and course admissions.

Erin Harvey - Training Coordinator

Erin Harvey is our Training Coordinator. Erin is responsible for the onboarding and enrolment of new students and the planning / co-ordination of our flight training courses. Erin supports the flight operations department and helps to ensure we operate an efficient schedule while supporting students through their training journey from enrolment through to graduation. 


Bass Channells - Instructor

Bass started flying in his home town of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2011 and went on to instruct in the Cape Winelands in 2015. After moving to the UK in 2017 and completing ATPL exams, he flew and instructed out of London Elstree before trading the city skyline for Perth early 2022.

Shashank Pratapa- Instructor

Having completed his CPL, ME-IR & FI courses at ACS, Shashank joined the team at ACS as an FI to spread his passion for aviation to the future pilots. Flying for over 12 years, he is a keen glider pilot and a mechanical engineer.

Ian Corse - Instructor

Ian started flying in 2000. Post-PPL he progressed onto the Piper PA28 and started an IMC rating in 2002. In 2006 he passed the AOPA approved aerobatics course. Ian is also the chairman of the Perth Airport based, Scottish Aero Club and has been instructing at ACS Aviation since 2020. 


Julian Nicholls - Commercial Instructor

Julian has worked as a flight instructor since 2002 at a broad variety of airfields, from grass strips, regional airports, international airports and military bases. His instructing covers modular PPL training, Night Rating Instruction, IR(R) Training and CPL training.

Ian Buchan - Instructor

Ian gained his PPL in 1993 at Sherwood Flying Club at Tollerton Airfield near Nottingham. He then flew thereafter for 15 years as a hobby, including flying safari trips, with his family, around Australia, Canada and the US. After early retirement in 2008 Ian spent the next two years training as an EASA SEP Flight Instructor, he quotes ''a tough, but enjoyable and rewarding experience''. Ian then instructed for 4 years at Sherwood Flying Club and has spent the last three years at Perth after moving back to his home country.

Aidan Orr - Instructor

Aidan's passion for flying started when he was living in Kenya and was looking to do something fun, challenging and rewarding. He completed his PPL with ACS Flight Training at Perth in 2017 then my CPL and ME-IR with FTA in Brighton, where he knew he wanted to be a flight instructor

Dave Finlay - Instructor

Dave first took wing in 1971, as he quotes ''just after the aeroplane was invented'' Dave has been instructing since 2006 and, he says flying is a true passion of his and will always be with him!

Jeremy Hawksworth - Instructor

Jeremy is a part time flying instructor with ACS. He also works as an airline pilot flying the B737NG around Europe. 

Jack McIntyre

I have been flying since 2015 when I received a trial flight for my 14th birthday, since then I have gone on to complete my Commercial Pilots License and my instructor qualification to now be able to share my passion for aviation with others!

Andi Howie - Instructor

Andi started flying in 1993 when he used a bank loan meant for a car to pay for a PPL. He worked his way up to an ATPL and has flown the B737 commercially around Europe, The Middle East, Africa and India. His flying focus is now on instructing and hopefully passing his knowledge and experience to future aspiring pilots and having fun whilst doing it. ''I love adventure, travel and new experiences and flying allows me to have all of that everytime''.
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