Staff Profile

A head and shoulders shot of a smiling Tim Gibson wearing his pilot uniform stood in front of the runway

Tim Gibson FRAeS


I am an Associate Lecturer in Aviation Management and the Interim Course Leader of the Pilot Programmes at the University. I am a current Boeing 737-800 Type Rating Examiner, Fellow of The Royal Aeronautical Society and have a wealth of aviation experience encompassing the Royal Air Force, corporate flying, traditional scheduled airline, Low-cost and Charter/Holiday operator. 

I am in the process of completing my thesis for my MSc in Air Safety Management, so I understand the pressures and ordeals that go with studying! My thesis is based on the issue of locking overhead storage bins onboard aircrafts following the tragic loss of life in the Aeroflot flight1492 accident at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow.

I have held various senior management positions in both operations and training and have examined and trained pilots with all levels of experience ranging from test pilots to young cadets on their first day flying a commercial airliner. Having an extensive training background, I am committed to preparing the next generation of aviators in the areas of leadership, management, human factors, safety and advocacy.