Iain Chalmers

Managing Director

Iain has overall responsibility for the delivery of all elements of Affinity Flying Training Services work within the UK Military Flying Training System.

After serving as a pilot and flying instructor in the RAF for 22 years, Iain has established himself as an accomplished and successful commercial leader across a range of service delivery projects both within and outside the defence environment.

Having joined the RAF in 1985 and started his career flying Buccaneers, Iain’s final role was as Squadron Commander at RAF Lossiemouth, responsible for undergraduate and post graduate training of all Tornado GR4 aircrew.

Motivation: “Supporting the MoD to deliver air capability in an effective and efficient way, and one that ensures a safe and enjoyable environment for students.”

Defining career moment: “Every time a student graduated from the Tornado Operational Conversion Unit, it was a reflection of the quality and effort of everyone in the training pipeline. Being given the opportunity to make this a better and more efficient experience for all those now involved in the pipeline makes me both very proud, and determined to do my best every day.”

Scott Vaughan

Head of Airworthiness

Scott has overall responsibility for the delivery of all Airworthiness aspects of Affinity Flying Training Services.

Prior to joining Affinity, Scott consulted and advised both military and civil aviation organisations internationally on matters across initial and continuing airworthiness, including Flight Testing, Type Certification, Regulatory harmonisation and organisational approvals. Scott’s early career was spent flight testing civil and military rotorcraft. Recent appointments have seen him seconded to organisations engaged on military projects both home and abroad in roles including Chief Engineer and Head of Airworthiness.

Motivation: “Delivering airworthy capability to the training task.”

Defining career moment: “Every time a sortie or flying task is completed safely through the hard work and diligence of aircrew and ground-crew working in collaboration to achieve a common goal.”

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