Thunder has built a specialist cadre of pilots, focussing its selection on military pilots from the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force who have achieved the highest standards of training and testing during their extensive careers.

With uncompromising safety standards, and outstanding ability in the air, all Thunder Captains have a minimum of 4000 Flight hours during which they have provided VVIP support to members of the Royal Family, Prime Ministers and Senior Government leaders. 


Our Captains have led spear-head, front-line operations in the most challenging environments on earth.

Tom Partrick, MBE

CPL(H) IR TRI AW109/AW119KX.
Tom (pictured left) is the CEO of Thunder and has 18 years of flying experience with 5000 hours of flying time. He served for 10 years on Number 7 Squadron RAF flying the Chinook and for 3 years on Number 32 'The Royal Squadron' RAF, flying the Agusta 109 in the VVIP role. He has over 1000 combined instructional hours on Chinook and AW109. Learn more...

Mike Killick

CPL(H) IR AW109/AW119KX.
25 years flying experience. 4000 flying hours. 3 years served on number 18(B) Squadron, Royal Air Force flying the Chinook; with extensive operational experience including 32 Casualty Extraction Missions in Helmand province, Afghanistan. 10 years served on Number 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force flying the Chinook in a variety of specialist roles. Including command as the Squadron Head of Flight Training and Executive Officer. Learn more...

Andrew Devoy

Head of Sales

Andrew has amassed over 5 years of experience in Business Aviation, building invaluable relationships with clients and industry experts through various roles. Primarily focussed on rotary, Andrew has managed the day-to-day operations of various helicopter types as well as bespoke, high usage client itineraries. Alongside a specialism for helicopters, Andrew has broadened his skills in the Private Jet sector - previous roles have encompassed the selling of private jet charters nationally and internationally. More recently, he has expanded his knowledge of jet brokering with a leading brokerage and has brought this skillset to Thunder Aviation to broaden the aviation portfolio on offer to our clients.

Thunder’s clients benefit from his unrivalled eye for detail, ensuring a seamless experience from initial enquiry to charter completion.