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This profile was last updated on 11/16/13  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Captain Wally Epton

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Chairman

Local Address: Fleet, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Historic Aircraft Association
17 Ravensdale Avenue
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 6NQ
United Kingdom

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • current master
    RAF College Cranwell
  • Immediate Past Master
17 Total References
Web References
The Chairman of the HAA, ...
www.aeroplanemonthly.co.uk, 16 Nov 2013 [cached]
The Chairman of the HAA, Captain Wally Epton, addressing the HAA symposium at the RAF Museum London on November 16, 2013.
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The Chairman of the HAA, Captain Wally Epton, addressing the HAA symposium at the RAF Museum London on November 16, 2013.
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Following a series of recent meetings between the CAA policy team under the leadership of their new head of General Aviation, Mike Barnard, and HAA representatives led by Wally Epton, it was realised that the way forward for both the CAA and the historic aircraft industry was through adaptation of a new system of Self-Administration.
The Master - GAPAN
www.gapan.org, 18 Feb 2012 [cached]
Wally Epton joined the Royal Air Force in 1958. Training as an Aircraft Apprentice RAF Halton and later as an Officer Cadet at RAF College Cranwell graduating as Flying Officer 1965.
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From 1991 to 2004 Wally was Chief Pilot/Manager with RMC Group Services Ltd.
He is currently self-employed as business aviation operations consultant and line training pilot.
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Wally founded the Australian Business Aircraft Association (ABAA) in 1984 and organised the annual conventions and trade shows for 4 years.
He joined GAPAN in 1985 as an Upper Freeman and was invited to the Livery in 1995. He was made a Master Air Pilot in March 2003, and elected Assistant to the Court 2004 and elected to Warden in 2007. He is also a stalwart member of the Technical and Air Safety Committee of the Guild.
He has been a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society since 1998, and made Fellow in 2004. Wally is Chairman of the Historic Aircraft Association, a member GASCO, CHIRP along with being GAMTA representative of the Guild.
He founded the Farnborough Operators and Residents Committee in 1997 (disbanded 2004) and is sitting member of Farnborough Aerodrome Consultative Committee.
Aviation Professionalism and Heroism Rewarded - GAPAN
www.gapan.org, 26 Oct 2011 [cached]
"The GAPAN awards are particularly noteworthy because the recipients are selected by fellow pilots" says Captain Wally Epton, the Master of the Guild.
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"All the GAPAN Award winners are an inspiration, not just to other pilots, but to those in every walk of life" says Captain Epton.
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3. Captain Epton, current master of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators, began his aviation career as an aircraft apprentice at RAF Halton and completed flying training at the RAF College Cranwell. He served for 20 years before retiring in 1978 as a Squadron Leader, having flown aircraft as diverse as the Canberra bomber, C-130 Hercules and, as a display pilot with the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Spitfires and Hurricanes. For the past 33 years, Wally has flown as a business jet pilot concentrating on the Hawker 125 and Challenger CL-604 series worldwide. In addition to logging over 15,700 hours of flying time, he is also heavily involved in the training of crews and in managing business jet operations.
The Chairman of the HAA, ...
www.aeroplanemonthly.co.uk, 16 Nov 2013 [cached]
The Chairman of the HAA, Captain Wally Epton, addressing the HAA symposium at the RAF Museum London on November 16, 2013.
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The Chairman of the HAA, Captain Wally Epton, addressing the HAA symposium at the RAF Museum London on November 16, 2013.
The Immediate Past Master - GAPAN
www.gapan.org, 31 Aug 2012 [cached]
Wally Epton began his Royal Air Force career as an aircraft apprentice at Halton and completed flying training at the RAF College Cranwell. He served for 20 years before retiring in 1978 as a Squadron Leader.
Tours of Duty with the RAF included flying Strike/Ground Attack Canberras, C130 Hercules and HS125 Dominie navigation trainers.
Wally also flew as a display pilot with the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for 3 years flying Spitfires and Hurricanes, and was an early member of the Historic Aircraft Association.
Since retiring from the RAF, Wally has flown for the past 33 years as a business jet pilot concentrating on the Hawker 125 and Challenger CL-604 series worldwide. He currently holds UK, JAA and FAA ATPL's with over 15,600 flight hours. He is also an instructor at Farnborough Aero Club in which he teaches aerobatics in the Chipmunk, and has a share in a Tiger Moth.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and sits on various committees serving General and Historic Aviation.
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