Aeroplane meets... Shuttleworth chief pilot Paul Stone

The Shuttleworth Collection’s chief pilot holds a unique place in historic aviation — and the current incumbent, an ex-Sea Harrier man and test pilot, brings a wealth of experience


Opportunities in historic aviation don’t come much more privileged. Being chief pilot for the Shuttleworth Collection brings with it unique demands, and a very particular sense of responsibility given how the Old Warden-based fleet takes in many of the ‘crown jewels’ of Britain’s airworthy aeronautical heritage. Overseeing the entire process that surrounds flying them, from selecting the right people to managing procedures and ensuring currency, is not to be taken lightly. But it is enormously rewarding.


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