Meet the Team


Chris gained his Private Pilot Licence in 2002 and quickly realised that he'd rather be flying than on the ground so studied to become a Commercial Pilot.   He became a Flight Instructor in 2007 and then flew the King Air 200 for a variety of Executive Air Charter Companies.  He is currently, line pilot and a Civil Aviation Authority approved Type Rating Instructor and Examiner with over 5000 hours.  

Head of Training / Director

Chris Everrett


I am not a pilot but would like to gain my Private Pilot’s Licence someday.

I worked at DragonFly Aviation Services in Cardiff for 7 years as Operations Manager – organising VIP flights for the rich & famous all across Europe. This is where I met Chris.

When I moved up to Teesside, I worked for IAS Medical for a year in the operations department, again organising medical flights around the UK and across Europe for repatriation and organ transplant.

In February 2017 Chris and I decided, that with our wealth of knowledge in aviation, we would open Scenic Air Tours North East to offer the residents of the North East something a bit different – pleasure flights where they can sit back and relax like they are a VIP.

Operations Manager / Director

Tracy Everrett


Worked for Cleveland Police 30 years, in a clerical role.

Gained my Private Pilot’s Licence (LAPL) in 2015 and continue to fly privately from Durham Tees Valley Airport on a regular basis.

Left Police to work for another flying school – Worked there three years as Ops. Assistant.

I joined Scenic Air Tours as Operations in November 2017. My role is quite varied; I sell flight vouchers, organise the flights and look after the passengers, keep documentation up to date for the CAA as well as some aspects of the accounts and administration.

Operations Assistant

Carole Hudson


Andrew joined us after spending in excess of 30 years in his family’s flooring retail business, in effect swapping looking at floors to looking to the skies. For as long as he can remember he’s had a love for all things ‘aviation’ and now he’s taken the opportunity to fulfil an ambition and combine a career and that passion for aviation. He’s also working towards gaining his PPL which he hopes to complete soon.

Operations Assistant

Andrew Povey

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Brought up in Stokesley and started flying aged 12 at Carlton Bank Gliding Club.

Gliding instructor at 17.

World’s youngest PPL at Teesside on 17th birthday.

Started flying with the RAF whilst at university in 1985 flying the Bulldog, Jet Provost, Hawk and the last 5 years of my Air force time flying the Tornado F3.

Left the RAF in 1993 and started flying the Airbus A320 with Excalibur Airways.

Moved to Virgin Atlantic in 1996, on the Airbus A340.

Promoted to Captain in 1999, and flew Airbus A320, A321, A330, A340 and Boeing B787.

Retired from Virgin in 2017, and now fly the Cherokee PA28 and Cirrus SR22

Total flying time of about 18000 hours

Professional Flying Instructor

Peter Irving


Originally from Lincolnshire, I trained and worked in London as a graphic designer before moving to North Yorkshire, ultimately setting-up my own design business and becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers and a Governor of Cleveland College of Art and Design. I gained my PPL during that time, subsequently obtaining my commercial licence and flying instructor certificate. My instructional time now nudges ten thousand hours and I am an Upper Freeman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. I enjoy the immense satisfaction of having helped many, many people achieve their dream of becoming a licensed pilot and I have watched others go on to gain their first officer and captain's bars with the airlines -- as perhaps their very first instructor or examiner, it's a tremendous feeling to see them successfully advance in their chosen career. I have known Chris for many years and I am convinced that, under the guidance of both him and Tracy, Scenic is set to become the premier initial flight training school here in the north-east.

Professional Flying Instructor

Dale Reynolds


Obtained PPL in 1996 at Newcastle followed by IMC training in Florida. Initially just flew club aircraft progressing to group Flying which enabled me to fly more affordable all over the UK and France. 

In the USA I’ve flown in Florida, Nevada and had further superb experiences in Alaska where I obtained my FAA seaplane rating as well as gaining mountain and bush plane experience returning in the winter for ski plane training on lakes and glaciers in the McKinley and Talkeetna mountains. Decided to try gliding about 5 years ago and am a member of the Borders Gliding Club at Milfield where I also fly the tugs a PA18 Supercub and Eurofox. 

About 3 years ago I completed my FI course at Leicester and am also qualified to instruct for night and Tailwheel differences training.

Professional Flying Instructor

Trevor Parish


After gaining my ATPL in 2009, I have instructed over 2000 hours in the air and 3000 hours in a flight simulator. Prior to flying I enjoyed a successful career as an established hotel general manager, having worked in a number countries around the world. I currently split my time between my two passions training students in hospitality management at New College Durham and conducting flight instruction lessons and pleasure flights here at Scenic Air Tours North East.

Professional Flying Instructor

Ed Jackson

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I’m Matty, one of the new pilots working here at Scenic Air Tours NorthEast. I first was introduced to flying at the age of 12, after my parents got me a pleasure Flight similar to this for my birthday and was hooked! I began training for my Private Pilot’s Licence at the age of 14, qualifying when I turned 17, before going on to study for further qualifications. I’ve now been flying for the past 10 years mostly out of Durham/Newcastle and have recently completed my commercial and instrument ratings up in Scotland. When I’m not flying out of Durham, I also work full time for one of the airlines based out of Newcastle flying all over Europe which keeps me busy!

Commercial Pilot

Matty Morris


Did my PPL in San Diego, USA in summer 2013, so about 5 years total flying experience to now.

Hour building mainly in the UK (out of Carlisle) and some back in Phoenix, Arizona (flew right up to the Grand Canyon which was cool!)

CPL and Instrument Rating completed in Poland in 2017 after completing ATPL's in UK.

First flights with SAT August 2017

Commercial Pilot

Adam Thorburn

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Scenic Air Tours North East

Teesside International Airport, Darlington, DL2 1NL 


Tel: 01325 625 625

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