Our Instructors

Who will be instructing you ?

Rob GrimwoodAll lessons will be conducted by Rob Grinwood or Mark Fowler.

Rob was World and European Champion in the dual-seat 3-axis class, flying a competition version of the Skyranger Nynja, in 2013 and 2014 before taking a break to organise the 2016 World Championships at Popham in the UK. Prior to building the competition Nynja, Rob was also multiple World and European Champion in the dual-seat flexwing class. He has also been UK Microlight Champion for nine consecutive years until 2014.

He is the only pilot to have held World, European and National Championship titles at the same time in an individual class.

Rob began flying at the age of 10 and has been instructing for more than 20 years. He teaches both flex wing and fixed wing using the school's aircraft.

Mark has also represented the UK in both World and European Championships and is a regular competitor in the UK Microlight Championship, flying his own P&M GTR.

Mark teaches on flex wing using the school's P&M GT450.

Qualifications

Rob and Mark are CAA-approved instructors and can take you from trial lesson to achieving your licence. Rob is also an Examiner for when that day arrives!

Rob is also one of the few CAA-approved microlight instructors to also be approved to instruct Instructors and also offers advanced competition preparation training for existing pilots.

Rob is also an approved Check Pilot and is the British Microlight Aircraft Associarion's (BMAA) fixed wing test pilot.

Finally, Rob is also a qualified Aeronautical Engineer.

A further advantage !

Many students choose to buy their own aircraft when they have achieved their licence. Exodus is a recognised dealer for several manufacturers and will be able to help you get a good deal on a new aircraft. Rob is also often asked to advise on and test second-hand aircraft as part of purchase negotiations and is able to offer advice on all aspects of aircraft ownership and maintenance.