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Meet the Team

We operate two of the most advanced simulators in the world here at VFE, but it is our people that really make the difference.   

Ensuring that our customers feel welcome and relaxed when they visit our centre is very important to us. 


A key part of our team selection process is ensuring that not only do our instructors have great flying abilities, they also have first class customer care and people skills too.

Are you interested in joining our team?  If so drop us a line at enclosing your cv.

Some of our team at the Flight Sim Show RAF Cosford, October 2019.

Steves' passion for aviation started at a young age.  Born into a military family, his early years were spent growing up on Royal Air Force bases around the UK and Europe.

At the age of 15, he was lucky enough to begin his flying career in a rather unusual fashion, learning to fly the Harrier GR3 simulator at RAF Wittering, courtesy of his father, who served 22 years in the Royal Air Force. 


Steve gained his pilots qualifications almost 20 years ago and operated his own aircraft for a number of years, flying on business around the UK and Europe.

In January 2017 Virtual Flight Experience was born. Since then Steve has been our full time CEO and also one of our Flying Instructors. 


These days he specialises in our B737 airline sim assessment prep sessions and is also the lead instructor on our new Piper Seneca simulator.

Steven Mount
Flying Instructor
(B737 & PA34)
Dr Brian Levy
Flying Instructor (B737)

Brian is one of the flying instructors on our Boeing 737.

He has always been passionate about aviation and is a fully qualified pilot.

Before coming to us, Brian was a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS for 35 years.  Thus he is well qualified to run our Fear of Flying Course.

Nick prides himself on making his flight simulator sessions as realistic as possible.


If you are lucky enough to visit us on a day when he is instructing, you can look forward to being transported into the role of airline pilot.  You will be flying from one airport to another in real time using current procedures and flight routes.

Nick is also one of the lead instructors and examiners on our Boeing 737 Virtual Type Rating courses.

Nick Webb
Flying Instructor (B737)

A qualified pilot for over 15 years, Tony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. 

Tony first came to VFE as a customer, completing our Virtual Type Rating course on the Boeing 737. 


Shortly afterwards Tony moved on to flying our Piper Seneca and quickly progressed through our Virtual CPL and instructor rating courses.

He now instructs on our PA-34 simulator in his spare time, meaning you will have an amazing experience if you visit on a day when he is on duty.

Tony Starkey
Flying Instructor (PA34)

Kieran flies the Boeing 737-800 for a major UK cargo airline, delivering freight all over Europe.

If you fly with us when Kieran is instructing you can look forward to an unique experience, seeing first hand what life as a cargo pilot is like. 


Maybe you will fly a route from East Midlands airport to Edinburgh.  Or perhaps you will be flying the mail to the channel islands.  Good news though is you won't have to get up at 1AM to go flying like Kieran generally does!

Kieran Truefitt
Flying Instructor (B737)

Danny is one of the most experienced and accomplished Boeing 737 pilots in the world.  With 40 years of experience Danny is the senior B737 Captain at a leading airline in India.

He is also a Check Pilot, Instructor and Examiner Captain on the entire series of the Boeing 737 Aeroplane.

Danny has played a key role in advising us on the restructuring of our popular Boeing 737 Type Rating Course, ensuring that it matches as closely as possible the schedule of training undertaken by real pilots.


He also helps to ensure that our operating procedures are current and in line with the latest real world standards.

Captain Danny Desai
Honorary Head of Training 

Our youngest team member is Groucho, our English Bulldog team mascot. Pictured here at just 9 weeks old.


Now he is a grown up boy at one year old, Groucho has started his flight training on our Piper Seneca Simulator. 


He is dreaming of getting his private paw-lets licence one day so he can fly himself to Crufts.

Team Mascot