Captain Brian J BRADLEY BSc(Aero) CEng FRAeS MBAC TRI/TRE (B737) Senior Examiner

Address: BradAir Aviation Consultancy Ltd, 103 Golden Avenue, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 1QT

Telephone: 07973 132112


Mobile: +44 7973 132 112




Independent Advanced Pilot Training Consultancy for the airline industry.

Boeing 737 Training Captain
Airline Examiner training and course Tutoring /Examining, Revalidation and Renewal Examiner,
Examiner Refresher Training Course preparation and Tutoring – All to UK CAA,EASA standards and regulations, with additional airline bespoke requirements as needed.
Writing and delivering Airline pilot Instructor training courses (TRI/SFI) as Tutor for initial, Revalidation and Renewals including TRI Examiner,
Instructor Refresher Training Course writer and Tutor – All to UK CAA and EASA standards and regulations (with additional airline bespoke requirements as needed)
Command preparation and assessments both for private individuals and airlines.
Consultancy role to ATOs and Airline in writing or amending pilot training courses including type rating courses (B737) , Instructor training courses, Examiner training courses and Senior Examiner guidance courses, Pre Command Training including Failure Management Training and Command Preparation.
Specialised advice on the evaluation, acceptance certification procedures and use of flight simulators.
Qualified CAA Simulator Evaluator to EASA requirements.

Specific Activities

Advance pilot training consultancy providing assistance and guidance to Airlines and Approved Training Organisations (ATOs) on all aspects of Pilot training at airline level including course preparation, pilot type ratings, command preparation, instructor, examiner, and senior examiner guidance training.)
Assessment of simulator qualifications, acceptance procedures and quality / revalidation checks. )
Captain B737, Type Rating Instructor B737 (TRI), Type Rating Examiner B737 (simulator and aircraft) • Senior Examiner UK CAA (EASA))


1978 Gained PPL. Graduated
1980 Graduated from Queen’s University. Belfast with BSc(Aero).1st Class Honours.
1980 – 1987 Singer Link Miles initially as a simulator test engineer. Reached position of Senior Systems Analyst (Flight Systems). having been involved in 10 different simulator acceptances (civil & military).
1983 – 1988 PPL flying instructor I Ground examiner I Chief Flying Instructor.
1987 Joined British Island Airways as first Officer MD-83.
1988 – present. Formed BradAir Aviation Consultancy as an independent consultancy to the airline industry.
1990. Joined British Midland (BM) as First Officer B737 -300-400-500.
1992. Promoted to Captain B737 based at London Heathrow.
1993 -1997. Operations Project Manager at BM’s Operations Departments R&D Section. Headed BM’s upgrade of its HQ Emergency Response Procedures. Continued part time flying duties on B737
1998. Elected Fellow of the RAES
1999 Formed BradAir Aviation Consultancy into a Limited Company.
1998 – 2002 Fokker 70/100 Captain based at East Midlands airport (UK).
2002 – 2012 Transferred internally to BM’s sister airline bmibaby as B737 Training Captain (Line Training, TRI(A) , TRE, CRMI) based at East Midland with independent consultancy role outside flying duties.
2006 Produced and conducted specialised training course for pre- command training including Failure Management Training and conducting simulator Command Assessments.
2006 Qualified JAA & CAA Simulator Evaluator
2006 – present. Provide CommandPrep training courses to Co-pilots preparing for command upgrades.
2012 – present. Full-time independent advanced Airline Pilot Training Consultant.
2013 – present. Consultant instructor at several ATOs including L3Harris, IAGO, JetMasterClass, CAE and Aircrew Direct providing training / checking and examiner duties on B737 type rating courses.
2016 Elected Upper Freeman of The Honourable Company of Air Pilots.
2017 – present UK CAA / EASA Senior Examiner