Following a long and successful flying career in the Royal Air Force, Mike moved into commercial aviation training, joining Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) as Head of Ground Training. He went on to hold a variety of senior level positions during his time with OAA.
Mike’s official retirement in 2011 was short lived. His unparalleled experience in the industry, commitment and enthusiasm meant that he could never stay away for long. Much to the amusement and delight of those that knew him, he retired 5 times in as many years.
After officially retiring in July 2014 Mike joined the team at Kura and played an integral role in developing airline relationships; eventually becoming Chair of Kura’s Advisory Board.
In October 2016 Mike was, very sadly, diagnosed with terminal cancer. Wanting to honour our very close friend and colleague The Mike Langley Foundation was launched in November 2016 as a legacy to Mike.
The Mike Langley Foundation is a charitable trust that aims to help those with a dream to become a commercial airline pilot, those with the passion to succeed but without the financial means. Through funding initiatives and scholarships, we aim to widen access to the aviation profession.