Rich Pillans

Rich Pillans flies the Bell 47 Sioux helicopter in The Flight’s signature 4-ship flying display and his favourite task is to take the Sioux into schools to inspire young people about aviation. 

As the charity’s Chief Pilot, Rich is responsible for leading the aircrew team to safely maximise the charitable output from flying all six of The Flight’s aircraft. 

Rich is married with two daughters and for his day job Rich is a Chief Test Pilot for Boeing, leading aircrew and engineering teams in the UK and Australia.