The Flying Organisation Limited is run by Rob Howarth. Rob has many years experience in aviation and business.
Born in 1971, Rob grew up playing with plastic model aircraft then moved onto flying radio controlled model aircraft, competing in national aerobatic competitions. Rob joined the Air Training Corps at 13 and went onto fly solo at 16 in a motor glider. Rob still flies radio controlled model aircraft now, but mainly gas turbine powered jets and large scale petrol powered aircraft for commercial requirements.
Rob started aerobatics in 2001 after buying a share in a Yak 52, a Russian military training aircraft. He started competing in 2002 with the British Aerobatic Association and won his first beginners competition in the Yak 52. In 2003 Rob operated a Pitts S1S and the 2003 competition season saw Rob winning the Standard National Aerobatic Championship, as well as many other trophies throughout 2003 and 2004, including The Tiger Club International Aerobatic Trophy.
Rob finished his competition life in 2006 with a podium place at the Advanced British Nationals. He also has an Unlimited level Display Authorisation enabling him to fly down to 50 feet above the ground! Rob has been displaying since 2005 he has appeared at many top UK venues.
Rob is an aerobatic coach and teaches competition aerobatics from beginners to advanced level. He is also a competition sign off evaluator as well as a judge for the British Aerobatic Association having judged from Beginners through to Unlimited level. For the past three years Rob has trained members of the British Aerobatic team to compete at World and European Championships. The last world championships in the USA, in August 08 the British team took away the Bronze medal.
Rob is also Managing Director of CRM Aviation Europe Limited, based at White Waltham, providing Multi Crew Co Operation Courses and Jet Orientation Courses as well as IR and Airline Preperation Training - www.crmeurope.com . Rob holds a JAR ATPL/IR and Class One medical enabling him to fly a variety of multiengine commercial aircraft.