Director of Flight Operations and Training - AOC Nominated Person
Max is an extremely experienced airbus pilot, manager and instructor with a wealth of knowledge in all sectors of the flying industry bringing military, legacy, low cost, regional and start-up airlines knowledge to the brand.
Max Wright has been flying for almost 4 decades as professional aircrew, initially as a Flying Instructor, but his aspiration was always to join the Fleet Air Arm. A fantastically enjoyable career ensued in the Royal Navy operating (primarily) the Lynx Helicopter until voluntary retirement in 2000. He joined the wonderful BA franchise GB Airways and despite 9/11 quickly achieved command and moved into airline management and training. Throughout his 20+ year commercial career he has held several key management posts within all sectors of the industry – Base Captain of Gatwick for easyJet, Director of Training for Flybe and more recently Head of Training for Thales within the Air Tanker programme. A hugely experienced Airbus pilot with a fleeting glimpse of the DHC-Q400 he is an Instructor and Examiner on the A320, A330 and A350 and has accumulated @18,000 flying hours in his career to date. Within the wider commercial industry he was a founding member of the Flight Operations Training Sub Group which he also chaired for 4 years; is a Fellow of the RAeS and is a panel member of the CAA Human Factors Flight Crew Advisory Committee. A committed military historian he reads anything he can about the Fleet Air Arm and is the worst golfer with a valid TRE qualification. He was finally retired from the Royal Naval Reserve in 2019 after almost 40 years of military service.
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With over 30 years of experience in the low cost airline business there is very little that Charlie has not come across before. flypop is immensely fortunate that he is part of the team.