Employee Spotlight

Our Employee Spotlight Series

ATR Flight Safety Officer, Patrick English

  1. Do people have a nickname for you at work?

People might have a nickname for me that I’m not aware of! I think most people call me “Patrick” or “Paddy”. It doesn’t matter where I go, I am mostly called Paddy. Whether that be Southend, Isle of Man, Cork… even our ATR Chief Pilot calls me “Paddy English, Paddy Irishman, Paddy Scotsman”. So, I think that’s it!

  1. What do you like most about working for Stobart Air?

The biggest thing is the variety, working on both the line and at head office allows you to meet many different people. The people are a huge aspect of the role plus every day is different! The role also helps you to learn and teaches you an awful lot about what not to do.

  1. What is your hidden talent?

My hidden talent is folding myself into the flight deck of an ATR. I am 6”7 so I suppose my talent is trying not to hit my head in the aircraft every day.

  1. Describe Stobart Air in three words?

I would say challenging, expanding and diverse.

  1. What are you currently watching on Netflix?

I’m quite busy at the moment so I don’t get a chance to watch as much Netflix as I’d like to. I am currently in the middle of watching Narcos Mexico and I have just finished Power which was quite good. Not too sure if there will be another season, the finale left everything quite up in the air but I’m hopeful there will be.

  1. If you could move to any other department in Stobart Air, which would you choose and why?

The training department. I like to work with people and fresh blood in any department introducing new ideas is never a bad thing. I have seen many changes in the past 4 years but there certainly are improvements to be made, I’d like to be a part of that.

  1. What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who complain over everything. There are always solutions to even the smallest of problems and some people just don’t understand that.

  1. How have you developed as a person since joining Stobart Air?

I’ve learned how to manage people better thanks to working on the line and in the Safety Department. As flight crew we are lucky we don’t deal much with front of house, but the safety department has taught me how to deal with delicate situations and manage the people affected by our investigations.