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Iain Ross

Military Airfield Operations Officer

Work History

Work History

Jun 1992 - Present
British Army
Helicopter Pilot
Qualified service pilot serving with the Army Air Corps.  2500 hours experience across several platforms and within all environments.  Operational experience ranging from internal Security operations in Northern Ireland, Stabilisation operations as part of a United Nations mission in the Former republic of Yugoslavia to Mission Command with the Attack Helicopter Force in Afghanistan.

Mar 2015 - Present
British Army

Airfield Operations Officer
Key stakeholder for the safe and efficient operation of all activity within a large military airfield compliant to MAA and CAA regulations, operating 48 Apache attack helicopter, depth support unit second line servicing and the NPAS police helicopter.
Overall control and facilitation of all airfield support services including mission planning systems, airfield operations and flight planning,  and the provision of all airfield refuelling services.  
Plan and facilitate the airfield de-icing plan to include the overall snow clearance of both the airfield and domestic site within strict timelines and health and safety guidelines.
Regular contact with civilian counterparts to ensure compliance and de-confliction of activity is within health and safety guidelines.
Oversee the safe operation of strategic lift assets utilising the airfield in support of operations and routine duties, including the use of both RAF Strategic Air Transport and civilian aircraft equivalent (Antonov).
Chair of the weekly operations conference and delivery of the daily operations update to senior management.

Mar 2011 - Mar 2015
British Army

Regimental Operations Officer
Responsible for the planning and implementation of Unit training plans, budget forecasts and overall execution of all tasks and plans.
Planned and executed numerous worldwide operational and non-operational deployments of men and material ranging from maritime based operations in support of operations into Libya to routine operational deployments to and from Afghanistan.
Overall responsibility for detailed budget forecasts, normally in excess of £10m, for all activities over a rolling four year period.  This included all mandatory training as well as global expeditionary training.  Frequent negotiation with large scale stakeholders to ensure value for money and most efficient use of available resources.
Representation at all coordination meetings and briefings across defence, including subsequent back brief to staff and management via oral briefings and IT.

Mar 2006 - Mar 2011
British Army

Squadron Operations Officer
Sole responsibility for the planning of the squadron weekly and annual training programme and ensuring efficient use of both personnel and equipment (ground and air).
Oversee the fleet training programme for 6 Apache helicopters and 24 highly trained aviators.  This included an operational deployment to Afghanistan in support of the International Stabilisation Force, working under extreme pressure situations within highly stringent timelines to provide a mission critical product.

Apr 2004 - Jun 2006
British Army

Regimental Electronic Warfare Officer
Responsible for the implementation of conversion to a fully digitised attack helicopter regiment of 24 platforms, with a combined net worth of £900 million.
Devise, implement and conduct the annual training plan for all electronic warfare associated disciplines, including both personnel and equipment.

Education

Education

Msc Strategic Leadership and Management

Nov 2014 - Present
Newcastle University

Level 6 Diploma Leadership and Management

Apr 2014 - Nov 2014
Newcastle University

Skills

Skills

Change Management

Have been posted three times into departments to influence change and lead projects initiated to update in line with current technology trends and regulatory practises.
This has been conducted on each occasion with an infectious enthusiasm coupled with a dynamic leadership flair.

Post Crash Manager

Post Crash Management Incident officer qualification gained through defence College Shrivenham.
Assume PCM duty officer for rolling calendar month.  Single point of contact for incident managment within the specified operating area.

Flight Safety Officer

Qualification gained at Defence College Shrivenham.
Delivery of Flight Safety related business cases and conducting relevant meetings and investigation into flight safety matters.

Human Factors Instructor

Instructor qualification gained from RAF Cranwell.  Responsible for the delivery of all human factors training to aircrew and groundcrew alike.
Subject matter expert for all flight safety matters relating to human factors.