Our pilots have over 50 years and 30,000 hours of flying experience

Our pilots

Building on the impeccable safety record of the PC12, Silver Aviation and partners will always provide two senior pilots for all flights to give total peace of mind and exceptional service. Our core group of pilots have 50 years and 30,000 hours of commercial flying experience between them.

Espen Erikson

Espen Eriksen

Espen grew up near Oslo in Norway and was born into a flying family. His father was a pilot, his mother worked for the national airline and his brother became an aircraft designer. Consequently he has been flying since he was 16 years old, aside from the four years spent in the Norwegian Airforce.

To date, Espen has accumulated almost 12,000 hours on various aircraft types including Boeing, Fokker and Pilatus flying to most parts of the world. In his spare time he enjoys running and kitesurfing, as well as travelling with his wife. Espen moved to the UK in 2003 and lives in South Manchester.

Bjarne Pedersen

Bjarne has been piloting aeroplane for over 20 years, with the last 15 of these as a commercial pilot for some of the largest and best known airlines in the world. He gained his promotion to command early in his career with a large UK airline and is fast approaching over 10,000 hours of flying experience.

He is originally from Denmark but now lives in the North West of England with his wife and young son. When not busy with family, friends and commercial flying, Bjarne enjoys sailing and travelling, in addition to flying around the UK for fun in light aircraft.

Bjarne Pederson

Frode Hanssen

Frode grew up in Troms, North Norway. He worked six years in the military as an officer before he decided to become a pilot. He has been working as a training captain for some of the world’s biggest airlines and has over 10,000 flying hours, mainly on Boeing 737. He has a passion for mountaineering and football, but his three children take up most of his spare time.