Club Staff


Managing Director: Peter Preston

Peter Preston

Peter Preston somehow manages to juggle the everyday concerns of a thriving flying club, whilst ensuring that all who enter the club enjoy a convivial atmosphere. Often found laughing and joking with the staff, club members and guests, you can be assured of a friendly welcome when met by Peter at the club door.


Head Of Training: Danny Doran

Danny Doran

Danny is a very experienced instructor and examiner With Danny as your guide, you will receive the kind of solid aviation knowledge that will stand you in good stead for the whole of your flying career. A truly comprehensive instructor.



Chief Flying Instructor: Rodger Filbee

Rodger has been instructing for over 20 years. He currently instructs PPL, IMC, Night, MEP, CPL, and IR and is a PPL Examiner.


Dept CFI: Paul Griggs

Paul Griggs

With the best part of his free time over the last ten years Paul Griggs has accumulated nearly 3,200 flying hours. Now an experienced examiner, he still has the same enthusiasm for flying as he did when he was learning all those years ago.



Flying Instructors

Rodger Filbee, Danny Doran, Peter Shorter,
Mark Oates, Peter Holt, Steve White.

Danny Doran

Peter Holt

Danny Doran

Peter Holt

These Flying Instructors will take you confidently through your first experiences of flight. They are only too willing to ensure that you thoroughly enjoy your visit to Southend Flying Club

Part time Club Secretary: Annie.

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