About Us

Aviation is not just what we do, it’s who we are… through and through. 

We are passionate about passing on  our experience to give independent advice to truly find the right aircraft for you.

Over 80 Years of Combined Experience

Between all of us at Absolute Aviation, we have an enviable amount of experience. This doesn’t just span over decades combined. We have worked in many different areas. We have specialised in Procurement (Spares, as well as aircraft), Logistics, Aircraft Demonstration and Test Flying on behalf of manufacturers, as well as of course, representing several mainstream manufacturers in Sales (including Cessna, Gulfstream, Agusta, Bell and Cirrus to name a few). 

Absolute Since 2007

Originally founded to provide a safe environment for owners of Cirrus Aircraft, looking to sell or upgrade, Absolute has gone on to provide expert brokerage and acquisition services for a diverse range of aircraft. With a network of contacts that spans the Globe and with an in depth knowledge of the market as well as individual aircraft types, we can provide you with a bespoke service, whether you are seeking to sell you aircraft with the minimum of effort or fuss, or find your next one.

Well founded and trustworthy, Absolute continue to grow and go from strength to strength. We build our relationships on trust with our customers. We have a proven track record and enjoy repeat business. We firmly believe that we go the extra mile to ensure that the service we provide is second to none and we don’t stop at the end of a transaction. We are always there to help you along the way, with into service advice and support, as well as help with insurance and finance recommendations and even crew.

The Team

 

Russ Gordon, Co-Founder, Chief Pilot, Sales and Acquisition Director

With nearly 20 years in aviation and aircraft sales under his belt, Russ still has a passion for what he does that many never experience.

“It’s in my blood. My Great Grandfather was in the RFC during WW1 and my love for aviation has always been there. I didn’t choose to be involved in aviation….flying and aviation, just chose me and I couldn’t resist”.

With his first GA flight taking place at the tender age of 7 in a DHC1 and having spent time as a Sales and Factory Representative Demo Pilot for Cessna and Cirrus Aircraft, Russ is exceptional at what he does. He has thousands of hours and is currently enjoying his flying on a Lear 45, having already spent multiple thousands of hours as Captain on Falcon 900, Challenger 605 and various Citation models and King Airs.

“I get a kick out of flying complex and fast aircraft, the best I can. I still love my GA involvement above most anything!”.

He’s added a helicopter licence to his portfolio too as well as being professionally trained and proven in Aviation Sales and Marketing.

“TFS Aviation and Absolute, allow me to concentrate my enthusiasm and have the privilege of pairing people, with the right aircraft. It’s immensely satisfying”.

With a great analytical eye for detail, a brilliant grasp of the technical aspects and with experience in the acceptance/delivery of new “big coin” jets, right down to small piston singles, Russ is the go to man with real World experience to draw on and he prides himself on finding the right aircraft that fits your needs.

Adrian Munday.  Global Sales and Acquisitions Director

Adrian has over 28 years’ experience within the Aviation Industry working for manufacturers and their Distributors.

Adrian commenced his aviation career as an apprentice engineer, working for the Alan Mann Group of Companies that represented the Rockwell/Gulfstream range of Turboprop aircraft and the Dornier 228 Commuter/Utility aircraft and Bell, Agusta SpA High Performance Twin Engine helicopters

Adrian learned to fly early in his career and maintains a keen interest in flying. He has a detailed understanding of high performance aircraft as he has been involved with Exclusive Distributorships in a range of high performance aircraft, Adrian has also been responsible for a number of medium and long range Executive Jet Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions as well as being involved in Global Management and Commercial Operations.

In addition to Adrian’s extensive fixed wing background Adrian has worked for the UK and Irish distributors for Agusta/Westland Helicopters as well as the successful FBO operators Harrods Aviation part of the world famous “Harrods” store in London.  Adrian’s extensive experience has seen him being actively involved in the introduction of the first Agusta A109E Power / Agusta A109 S Air Ambulance into the UK as well as the first A109E Power / A109S Grand helicopters for Police and Military COMR Utility Operations.

Louisa Gordon.  Co-Founder, Marketing and Media

She started her flying licence back in 2004 at Turweston Airfield and quickly got bitten by the flying bug!  She started working in the Cirrus UK Distributorship that same year and worked up from there.  By 2007 the new Cirrus aircraft that had been sold into the UK started to come back up for sale as used Cirrus aircraft, but no one was looking after the used market.  Together with Russ, she left Cirrus UK to start up Absolute Aviation to sell used Cirrus. 

Over this time she handled many sales all over Europe, Africa, the USA and the Middle East.  She set up a great network of support to create a safe space for an aircraft sale to take place.  With great connections in Escrow, trusts, finance, insurance, maintenance and sales she can support a sale of any size and smooth out any deal.

In 2017 she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and fought her way back to full health by 2018, but this experience changed Russ’ and her perspective forever.  This lead to a complete change in how they wanted to do business.  If they were going to re-enter the aircraft sales world, it would be to make the whole sales experince safe and enjoyable, always leading with integrity. 

The decision was made to create a safe space for a sale to happen and for the buyer to be fully represented and empowered, not daunted and overwhelmed. 

This gave rise to a relaunch of Absolute Aviation with new partners and a whole new way of buying an aircraft, one that we stand by and are proud to bring to light.

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+44 (0) 208 08 999 45

Location

Membury Airfield
Hungerford, 
Berkshire. England

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