We are now officially in our mid-teens today! 15 years old...
We started the courses on November 1st 1997. We ran the first course with 8 people in a classroom that was fitted out with aircraft seats. We used this method for 5 years before we radically changed the format and included actual flights.
One of the people that came on our course, spoke to Paul before he attended. His words were, 'I am so bad, if you can help me... you can help anyone!' As then as now, we said, 'We will do our best!'
Lee Midwinter was his name and he went onto become a helicopter pilot! We can't promise that sort of outcome for all of course.
Paul & Richard
Virgin Atlantic Flying Without Fear
P.S. A huge thank you to the thousands of people that have joined us every year. And equal thanks to our team that have supported us/worked with us over the 15 years.