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Lee Proudfoots first of 2009

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Lee Proudfoot performed his first routine of 2009 with an amazing display at a private function, on the 27th April 2009.
Lee is without a doubt the finest display pilot on the warbird circuit today, with the remarkable ability to demonstrate the aeroplane he flies with the unique and gracefull art of an aerial dancer.
Flying at private venues and parties allows him a certain amount of freedom when it comes down to the flight line and only then, when you see him step away from the two dimentional viewpoint we all see at the usual airshow displays, do you grasp the true beauty of the Spitfire and his remarkable ability to show of his incredible display skills.
Spitfire MH434 is in itself a trully stunning aeroplane and with Lee at the controls, she takes on an alsmost surreal appearance as he performs his trademark aerobatics.

The man is truely the master of his art and if there is one display I make a point of watching at an airshow it is his.

 

Lee is a true gentleman and on the times I have met him he is always quiet and unasuming and has a mature and friendly attitude.

 

He has been a professional formation display pilot since 1991 and has flown 8000 hours in over 60 different types of aircraft, with around 2,500 hrs on warbirds. He has flown for various commercial airlines and spent 7 ‘exciting’ (and very cold!) years as chief pilot, ‘Bush’ flying in the Antarctic for the British Antarctic Survey.

 

 

So if you have a spare 3500 or so to spend on an event that will truly make the perfect climax to that special day, give Lee a call at the "Old Flying Machine Company" and experience the emotion of utter fulfilment

 

The Old Flying Machine Company

Duxford Airfield

Cambridge

CB22 4QR

Great Britain

Tel: +44 1223 836705

Fax: +44 1223 834117

info@ofmc.co.uk

Ask for Sarah Hanna or Laura Wetton

 

 

 

Visit the "OFMC" Website here

 

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With his friend Dieter Sinanan, himself a warbird display pilot and display co ordinator on the R/T, he prompts Lee when to start his first run in to the music of the Dambusters
So he does..........and its fast...................................and its low

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Thanks Lee, for an incredible display, it doesn't get any better

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Lee Proudfoot - Flying Qualifications

Examiner Ratings

Instrument Rating Examiner

Type Rating Examiner - Twin Otter and Dash 7

Display Authorisation Examiner

Type Ratings

Airbus A340

Boeing 737-200 / 300-900

Twin Otter DHC6-310 / DHC6-210

Dash 7 DHC7-110

Flying Hours

Total hours:
9,403

Single Turboprop:
55

Single Jet:
2

PIC:
6,895

Multi Turboprop :
3,619

Single Piston:
2,380

No. of types flown:
64

Multi Jet (airline):
3,197

Multi Piston:
207

 

Flying History

2006 to present

Privately owned BBJ1 captain. Worldwide operation.

2005

RYANAIR.
Captain. Boeing 737-800NG.

2004

PROUDFOOTS PILOT SERVICES LTD.
Consultancy / display flying for 'Historic Flying', 'The Aircraft Restoration Company', 'The Old Flying Machine Company' and 'Aerobatic Displays Ltd.'

2000-2004

OLD FLYING MACHINE COMPANY.
Chief Pilot / Operations Manager / Display pilot. Sponsored by Breitling flying as a four ship aerobatic team throughout Europe.

1998-2000

VIRGIN ATLANTIC.
First Officer. Airbus A340. Worldwide.

1991-1998

BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY.
Chief Pilot. Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Twin Otters and a Dash7 aircraft. Select and train crews for Polar operations. Plan ferry flights of aircraft based in the UK to and from the Antarctic. Organise all air operations, rostering of pilots and logistics while in the Antarctic.

1992-1998

AEROBATIC DISPLAYS LTD.
Professional Display Pilot. Displaying in Europe and the Far East as part of a four ship close formation aerobatic team.

Mar-Jul1991

MONARCH AIRLINES.
First Officer. European charter and schedule services. Schedule flights with EuroBerlin. EFIS qualified on Boeing 737-300.

1988-1991

BRITANNIA AIRWAYS.
First Officer. European charter services on Boeing 737-200.

1988-1991

THE FIGHTER COLLECTION.
Engineer. WWII Hurricane rebuild Project.

1986-1988

BOOKER GLIDING CLUB.
Chief Tug Pilot.

Interests

Flying vintage aircraft, skiing, diving, motorbikes, most sports.

 

 

 

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