Owen S

Western Air Virtual CEO


Owen S was the founder of Western Air Virtual back in 2012.  He had a passion for aviation ever since he turned 16 after his first trial lesson at Bournemouth Airport with Solent School of Flying.  Ever since that day he has continued to add hours to his log book.  Owen now flies privately with his own EASA private pilot’s license out of Thruxton Airfield.  


Owen works for a big company in the UK as a refrigeration engineer in the supermarket industry.In his spare time he likes to fix anything with an engine and riding his road bike to keep fit.

Derek H



Derek H is the founder of the FSX online server 'UK317' hosting simulations since January 2013 and has played FSX since 2008.  Since then he has logged over 2000 hours of virtual flying and over 1200 hours of virtual ATC.  He also occasionally builds airfield sceneries for FSX.

He currently works as an electronics engineer and assembler in the field of communications.  Derek has been interested in aviation from a very young age and worked for 4 years as an apprentice aircraft engineer after leaving school attaining an associates degree in aeronautics in the process.

Though no longer working in the aviation industry he retains a strong interest in the field and has much experience of light aircraft flight and about 20 hours of control of several types.

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