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North East Flying Club

Shotton Airfield

Shotton Colliery



North East Flying Club Ltd. Registered in England and Wales company no.11101319.

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Meet the Team

The North East Flying Club core team are listed below. We use the services of other pilots where required. All of our staff have a 100% safety record and are dedicated to making your training an enjoyable experience.

Lawrence Bell - Managing Director, Flight Instructor and Examiner

Lawrence is an experienced pilot with approximately 3,000 hours on various types of aircraft. He has been flying for ten years and having worked for various other organisations over the years, he then formed NEFC with the aim of bringing quality flight training to the North East at affordable prices.


Lawrence is the Chief Flying Instructor and is also an Examiner.

John Sinclair-Day - Flying Instructor

John has an impressive CV with over 2,500 hours of flight time of which over 800 hours are instructing. After a hiatus of approximately six years, John renewed his instructor rating and joined the NEFC team in 2018.


John owns a Eurofox which he built himself and is a competent tail-wheel pilot

Chris Denham - Support Staff, Pilot

Chris is a qualified pilot who has ambitions to become a flying instructor with NEFC. He joined the team with the aim of supporting us with maintenance and administration and building his flight hours and experience. He is a talented pilot and an asset to the team.