Farnborough-based business aviation firm TAG Aviation has appointed Pete Beilby as director of flight operations for the UK and Malta with immediate effect.

Beilby joins from Cobham Aviation Services, where he has been the director of flight operations, UK specialist mission, for the last three years. Prior to this, he worked for the company as a type rating instructor and examiner, which involved undertaking secondments to the Far East, Europe and Africa, where he was responsible for delivering operational readiness training.

Beilby’s career started in the Royal Air Force, where he trained to become a pilot and spent 12 years serving in the UK. He was also deployed on operational tours throughout the world, including Iraq. He became the youngest pilot to fly the Tornado GR4 aircraft at the age of 23 and was subsequently selected for an exchange tour with the Royal Australian Air Force for two years.

Commenting on his new role, Beilby said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed to the position of director of flight operations for TAG and Malta and most of all I am excited to be moving into such a dynamic sector of aviation. I’m delighted to have joined TAG and to have become a part of this prestigious organisation.”

Carlos Gomez, COO of TAG Aviation, added: “I am very pleased to welcome Pete to TAG Aviation, whose background, multiple skills and great aviation experience are welcome assets in this pivotal role.”


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