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Meet The Team

Ashleigh Connolly

Receptionist

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David Boyle

Director/ Owner

David has been involved in aviation for over 10 years and  works for an international airline flying short to medium haul on the Boeing 737-800. He completed his first solo on the Cessna 152 during his PPL(A) at Barton airfield.  He then went on to get his professional licence via the modular route studying at  CAE Oxford Aviation, Bartolini Air and Simtech before  joining an Irish airline flying to destinations all over Europe. He established Ascent Aviation Ltd in 2018 to create a community that  promotes, helps and inspires aviation enthusiasts, young and old from all backgrounds. 

Lisa Callaghan 

Receptionist

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Kriss Armstrong 

Instructor (A320) & ATPL(f) Scholar

Kriss, like most pilots, wanted to fly for longer than he can remember and has a complete fascination for flight. His career in aviation began at the only logical place – The Airport. Working as a flight-dispatcher at Glasgow Airport enabled him to gain invaluable knowledge into the life of an airline pilot…His conclusion? It was definitely for him. Serendipity at play, He met David on a flight over to Dublin, and by the end of which, had secured a job in his exciting new enterprise - a place young aspiring pilots could only dream of working. Ascent Aviation has flourished since the doors opened and Kriss is delighted to now be working as part of a Zero to ATPL(f) scholarship which will enable him to develop from student pilot status to fully-fledged airline pilot.

Tony Clark

Instructor (A320)

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Connor McNally

Instructor (A320)

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Steve Slater

Instructor (B737)

Steve has been an aviation enthusiast since he was 5 years old which led on to him joining the Air Cadets in 2006. After gaining his PPL from Sherburn, Yorkshire, he then continued his  Commercial training and Instrument Rating abroad in Sweden at Diamond Flight Academy during the Winter of 2019. He is currently employed by a UK based airline in Glasgow on the Boeing 737 and works part time instructing at Ascent Aviation.

Ollie Desforges

Instructor (B737)

Ollie has worked in aviation for over 15 years and currently works for an international airline flying long-haul on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. He completed his first solo on the Vigilant motor glider while on a gliding scholarship with the air cadets. After which, he then stayed on with the gliding school and became a gliding instructor. He then went on to get his professional licence at FTE Jerez before joining a UK regional airline flying the Dash-8 Q400 Turbo Prop. After being stationed at various locations around the UK, he eventually ended up in Glasgow as a Line Training Captain and working for the Flight Safety Department before moving on to flying the 787. His favourite destination is Japan.

Maarten van Leeuwen

Instructor (B737)

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Eunan McColgan

Instructor (B737)

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Rooms 201-204

Riverpark Business Centre 32 Napier Street, 

Linwood Paisley PA3 3AJ

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