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About Freelance Aircrew

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At Freelance Aircrew we are a team that know the industry. We have been frustrated as Aircrew always getting requests to do freelance work when it doesn’t suit us and as operators having to spend time and effort trying to find pilots and crew at short notice.

The solution is Freelance Aircrew. A global database where Aircrew are in control of their availability and a solution that saves employers time, money and effort when trying to fill short-notice crewing requirements.

It’s easy to use and it works.

 

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MEET THE TEAM

MARK DEAN: Co-Founder

Mark spent his childhood in Spain becoming fluent in Spanish, English and French; before joining the Royal Air Force and becoming a fast-jet Hawk instructor and frontline Jaguar pilot. He spent several years in the Middle East teaching fast-jet trainees on the Hawk before moving back to Europe where he flew the Falcon 900 with NetJets. Mark is now a Captain on the Falcon 900EX conducting operations to Asia, Australia, Africa and the USA. In his limited spare time when not building Freelance Aircrew, he runs an award winning vineyard crafting Bordeaux wines with his wife and family.

Mark Dean - Co-Founder of Freelance Aircrew
Jas Hawker - Co-Founder of Freelance Aircrew

JAS HAWKER: Co-Founder

Jas spent 25 years as a military pilot amassing over 5000 flying hours, which included 3 years leading the world-famous Red Arrows display team. He has consulted to major corporations, has successfully launched two start-up businesses and is a co-owner of Top Jet Aviation, an aviation sales company. In his spare time, he flies Air Cadets in Tutor aircraft and next year plans to start flying a vintage fast jet. He is a graduate of the Manchester Business school and also holds a Masters in military strategy & planning. Jas is also a patron of the registered charity Turn to Starboard which uses sail training to support Armed Forces personnel and families affected by military operations.

DAN INGALL: Co-Founder

Dan is a fluent French speaker and former Royal Air Force fighter pilot, flying the Jaguar and F18 Hornet. He was also the Air Attaché within the British Embassy in Paris and diplomatic liaison to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Dan is a Captain on the Piaggio Avanti II for a private airline flying from Nice and Cannes, and is also a co-owner and aviation broker for Top Jet Aviation. He holds an honours degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics, studied post-graduate Aerospace Vehicle Design at Cranfield University, and is a graduate of the UK's prestigious Advanced Command and Staff College. In his spare time he is a keen tri-athlete, raising money for 3 exceptional causes: The British Heart Foundation, Cure Parkinsons and the RAF benevolent Fund.

Dan Ingall - Co-Founder of Freelance Aircrew
Rob Shand - Advisor

ROB SHAND: Advisor

Rob is the co-founder and CEO of the specialist family travel company Tots to Travel which was founded in 2005 after his infant son nearly drowned on holiday. With a profound drive to make family holidays better, Rob has grown the company into a thriving VC backed multi-award winning business that now helps thousands of families to have magical holidays every year. Rob advises the founders of Freelance Aircrew and also works with the Prince’s Trust as a business mentor. Not totally alien to aviation, Rob also spent some time messing around in fast-jets in his formative years and is a happy member of the Martin-Baker ejection-seat tie club. He wisely now leaves the practice of aviation to others.

Mark Dean - Co-Founder of Freelance Aircrew

MARK DEAN: Co-Founder

Mark spent his childhood in Spain becoming fluent in Spanish, English and French; before joining the Royal Air Force and becoming a fast-jet Hawk instructor and frontline Jaguar pilot. He spent several years in the Middle East teaching fast-jet trainees on the Hawk before moving back to Europe where he flew the Falcon 900 with NetJets. Mark is now a Captain on the Falcon 900EX conducting operations to Asia, Australia, Africa and the USA. In his limited spare time when not building Freelance Aircrew, he runs an award winning vineyard crafting Bordeaux wines with his wife and family.

Jas Hawker - Co-Founder of Freelance Aircrew

JAS HAWKER: Co-Founder

Jas spent 25 years as a military pilot amassing over 5000 flying hours, which included 3 years leading the world-famous Red Arrows display team. He has consulted to major corporations, has successfully launched two start-up businesses and is a co-owner of Top Jet Aviation, an aviation sales company. In his spare time, he flies Air Cadets in Tutor aircraft and next year plans to start flying a vintage fast jet. He is a graduate of the Manchester Business school and also holds a Masters in military strategy & planning. Jas is also a patron of the registered charity Turn to Starboard which uses sail training to support Armed Forces personnel and families affected by military operations.

Dan Ingall - Co-Founder of Freelance Aircrew

DAN INGALL: Co-Founder

Dan is a fluent French speaker and former Royal Air Force fighter pilot, flying the Jaguar and F18 Hornet. He was also the Air Attaché within the British Embassy in Paris and diplomatic liaison to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Dan is a Captain on the Piaggio Avanti II for a private airline flying from Nice and Cannes, and is also a co-owner and aviation broker for Top Jet Aviation. He holds an honours degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics, studied post-graduate Aerospace Vehicle Design at Cranfield University, and is a graduate of the UK's prestigious Advanced Command and Staff College. In his spare time he is a keen tri-athlete, raising money for 3 exceptional causes: The British Heart Foundation, Cure Parkinsons and the RAF benevolent Fund.

Rob Shand - Advisor

ROB SHAND: Advisor

Rob is the co-founder and CEO of the specialist family travel company Tots to Travel which was founded in 2005 after his infant son nearly drowned on holiday. With a profound drive to make family holidays better, Rob has grown the company into a thriving VC backed multi-award winning business that now helps thousands of families to have magical holidays every year. Rob advises the founders of Freelance Aircrew and also works with the Prince’s Trust as a business mentor. Not totally alien to aviation, Rob also spent some time messing around in fast-jets in his formative years and is a happy member of the Martin-Baker ejection-seat tie club. He wisely now leaves the practice of aviation to others.