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RAF Red Arrows Team, Andrew Cubin

Curriculum Vitae:

Andrew Cubin

Fixed Wing Pilot & Expert Witness

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Andrew Cubin
Aviation Consultant & Expert Witness



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Airline Transport Pilot (ATPL) - Single and Multi Engine

Flight Instructor - Single and Multi Engine

Crew Resource Management Instructor (CRMI)

Multi Crew Co-operation (MCC)

Line Training Captain

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Air Test Pilot


Flying Hours:

Total Time, 15000+ Hours


Flying Ratings:

Airline Transport Pilot - Airbus A340, A321, A320, A319
Military - Jaguar, Hunter, Hawk and Jet Provost

Single Engine Piston rating with experience on numerous types including Cessna 152 and 172, Piper PA28, De Havilland Chipmunk, Extra 300,

Yakovlev Yak 50, 52 and 11



Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) awarded for military service


Professional Bodies:

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) 1st Tier Expert

Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS)


Career History:





2011 - date

GMR Consulting, UK and USA

Aviation Consultant and Expert witness

Providing Expert Witness services in connection with aviation accidents, including research, analysis and accident reconstruction. Instructed by Claimant and Defendant lawyers.


2012 - date

British Airways, UK

Flying Airbus A321, A320 and A319 on short haul routes extensively throughout Europe, with high emphasis on safety and punctuality.

2010 - 2012

Wizz Air, Europe
Line Captain - Airbus A320.
Flew Airbus A320 on numerous short haul flights throughout Europe, with up to four international flights per day.


1999 - 2011

Deltajets, UK

Chief Pilot / Director of Flight Operations and Chief Display Pilot

Flew in excess of 520 public airshow displays over 18 continuous seasons. One of the world’s most experienced display pilots flying military fighters, training aircraft and high performance piston types at airshows in the UK, Europe, Middle and Far East. Specialist on airshow regulations and flight safety protocols.


2002 - 2010

British Mediterranean Airways / BMI, UK

Line Training Captain - Airbus A321, A320, A319.

Captain - Airbus A321, A320.

First Officer - Airbus A321, A320.

Flew numerous medium-haul routes throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.  

Line Training Captain duties involved training of new First Officers and routine annual checks of flight deck crews on the airline’s route network.


2002 - 2005

Ultimate High, UK

Chief Pilot - Extra 300, Bulldog.

Assisted a new advanced flying training and aerobatics school to write a syllabus which gained CAA approval to operate certain flight profiles, such as simulated air combat.

2000 - 2001

Virgin Atlantic Airways, UK

First Officer - Airbus A340.

Extensive long haul experience throughout USA, Far East and South Africa with knowledge of most major international airports.

1981 - 2000

     (Jan 2000 - Aug 2000)

Royal Air Force, UK and Worldwide

Fast Jet Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI), RAF Valley

Teaching ab-initio Fighter Pilots and refresher students on Hawk T1A advanced trainer aircraft.

     (Sep 1996 - Dec 1999)

Red Arrows Display Pilot, RAF Cranwell

Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team Display Pilot including two years in the Synchronised Pair.

Secondary duties included Public Relations Officer, Video De-brief Coordinator and Customs Liaison Officer.

     (May 1985 - Sep 1996)

Operational Jaguar Pilot, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Coltishall, Sultan of Oman’s Air Force

Undertook five tours of duty (two instructional) including four years based in Oman. Member of military accident “Boards of Inquiry”

Extensive combat experience in the Middle East and Europe.

     (1994 - 1996 inclusive)

RAF Jaguar Display Pilot, RAF Lossiemouth.

Represented the Royal Air Force for three continuous display seasons throughout the UK and Europe.

     (Jan 1982 - May 1985)

RAF Flying Training, RAF Cranwell, RAF Valley, RAF Chivenor, RAF Lossiemouth

Fast Jet flying training on Jet Provost, Hawk and Jaguar aircraft.

Syllabus material included: aerodynamics, aircraft technical subjects, meteorology, air law and navigation amongst others.

     (July 1981 - Nov 1981)

Initial Officer Training, RAF Cranwell