Gordon Brander was trained on Chipmunks by the RAF in the University Air Squadron. After a brief flirtation as an Investment Analyst in the City, he was selected for the BEA/BOAC Training scheme for graduates at Oxford and went on to fly professionally for 32 years as a commercial pilot with British Airways. He accumulated over 15000 hours experience on types such as the Trident, 1-11 and several Boeings, including the 747-400. He has flown the Junkers CL1, SE5a, and Nieuport 17 with the Great War Display Team for several seasons and displayed at a variety of locations in the UK and Europe, from the prestigious Farnborough and Biggin Hill International Airshows to smaller corporate events and historic venues such as Blenheim Palace. He has flown a wide variety of vintage and aerobatic aircraft ranging from the Tiger Moth and Chipmunk to the Pitts S2,Extra, and various Yaks. An owner of Bucker aircraft for more than 20 years, he has operated a Jungmann for most of that time and was recently seen performing aerobatics on the BBC's travel programme, fast:track.
Dan Griffith began his training in the RAF in 1984 on Jet Provosts, before gaining his pilot wings on the Hawk Mk1 aircraft. He flew operationally on Number 1 Squadron at RAF Wittering and Number 4 Squadron at RAF Gutersloh in Germany, gaining more than 1200 hours on Harrier jets. In 1992 Dan was selected for the USAF Test Pilot course at Edwards Air Force Base in the United States and spent a year there being formally taught to test all kinds of military and civil aircraft. During the course he flew 43 different types of aircraft, including the F15, F16, F18, F4, A10, A7, C5 Galaxy, B52, Mustang, the Goodyear Blimp and many more. In 1996 Dan left the military to take up a prestigious test pilot job with the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority. He also remained a consultant to the British Military Research organisations working on Eurofighter, un-manned Combat Air Vehicles, fighter aircraft control law development and other military projects. As an active member of the warbird community since 1993, Dan has displayed many different types of aeroplane, including the Spitfire, Hurricane, Avenger, Hunter, Canberra, Sopwith Pup, Vampire, Venom, Meteor and Sea Vixen to list just a few.
Alex Smee is a commercial pilot based at White Waltham who has been performing aerobatics since he was 17. He has flown many different aerobatic planes including most marks of Pitts and Yak, the Extra 300S, Sukhoi 26 and 31, Edge 540 ,and now the Bucker Jungmeister. Alex competed very successfully in National Aerobatic competitions up to Advanced level between 2000 and 2003 and was UK Intermediate National Champion in 2002. He has flown displays since 2002 and currently is displaying the One Design, Pitts S-2S and the Incomparable Jungmeister.