Dave spent 35 years in the RAF flying operational tours on the F4 Phantom and Harrier GR7. He was also a flying instructor teaching both basic and advanced stages of flying training. He graduated from the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) in 2003 and subsequently went on to test the Harrier aircraft and completed an exchange tour with the USAF as an F-16 test pilot. He has been an instructor on ETPS for the past 9 years, and having left the military remained at ETPS and took up the position as the CFI. Dave also completed a tour with the Red Arrows, he has a CPL and is a civilian Flight Instructor.
Outside the RAF Dave has been a display pilot and aerobatic competition pilot and currently flies a Spitfire for the Boultbee Flight Academy.