Jim Trayhurn, Chief Pilot

Jim flies the Westland Scout AH Mk1 helicopter as both the Display Pilot for the 4-ship flying display but also for the additional activities that the Flight undertake such as introductory flights and school visits.

As the Chief Pilot, Jim is responsible for the supervision of the Flight’s aircrew.

He completed around 18 years in the Army Air Corps with the majority of his time spent flying the Apache – including multiple operational tours in Afghanistan with the aircraft. Jim was also part of the Attack Helicopter Display Team (AHDT) whilst in the AAC and was lucky enough to be the Display Pilot in 2015 and 2017, along with multiple other roles in the Team.

Jim has a partner and a step-daughter and his day job is as a Civilian Qualified Helicopter Instructor (CQHI) for Boeing, working for the AAC on the AH-64E at Middle Wallop.