Meet the NALjets team

Craig McLeod

Director and Captain

Craig is the Director and Founder of NALjets. He is a Captain, Trainer, Instructor, and Examiner on a varierty of Jet’s, light aicraft, and Helicopters.

Craig has flown many high-value, high performance aircraft into some of the most challenging areas whilst maintaining an outstanding safety record.

In his spare time Craig can be found in the mountains and forests on his beloved Trials Bikes or catching fish on his boat off our beautiful North East Coast.


Donna Bulman

Office Manager

Donna has worked for NALjets since its conception, and has been heavily involved in everything from Operations to Finance.

With a background in banking, Donna looks after our clients ensuring the aircraft are ran efficiently and economically. She has an exceptional knowledge of the market ensuring our private and charter clients are guided expertly.

When not working, she enjoys cooking, fine dining and chasing  after Murphy the cockerspaniel.


Nick Blakey Lyons


Following a successful career as Director of a large haulage company, Blakey pursued a career as a commerical pilot. Having flown everything from King Air turboprops to Challenger Jets around the world, Blakey still flies on the Citation Jet series of aircraft and looks after our HNW clients.

Blakey enjoys spending time with the children and grandchildren, and has a penchant for puns and one-liners!


Jon Rasmussen

Flight Ops / Pilot / Aerial Photography

Jonathan has worked for NALjets since 2015, with a background in Flight Dispatch and Business Jets. With 10 years in the aviation industry and 6 years of experience in the world of Business Jet Operations. Jonathan oversees the flight planning of our trips with an extensive knowledge of World Wide Executive operations.

As well as Operations Jonathan flies on the Citation Jet and runs the Aerial Photography company Airfotos that is part of the NALjets group.


Susan Wade

HR / Accounts and Admin

Susan joined the company in 2015 and is hugely experienced in the world of business and HR. Susan looks after everyone in the company as well as having a hand in the day to day invoicing and oversight of our clients accounting.

When not looking after the company staff, Susan enjoys spending time with her family, well deserved holidays both abroad and closer to home in our beautiful region.

Ben Harrison

Flight Ops / Pilot / Flying Instructor

Ben has been flying since leaving school, previously working on the Operations Desk for a busy flying school, before setting up his own. Ben uses this experience to run the operational aspects of the business, responding to client and supplier needs. 

In addition to handling our Flight Operations, Ben is still a certified instructor, a competent and experienced pilot and Saftey Manager for our training organization. 

James Clay

Charter Pilot / First Officer

James joined the company in late 2019 having flown the Dash Q400 series of aircraft around the UK and Europe. He is now our First Officer on our Citation Jet and primarily flies our discerning charter clients.

James enjoys road cycling, and rugby when he gets some spare time.

Darren Davis

Charter Pilot / Captain

A vastly Experienced former Airline and Freight Pilot. Darren has flown the Embraer 135, ATP, 737 and Electra Series of Aircraft and has 1000s of hours in the log book.

When not flying commercially Darren enjoys the outdoors, walking the dogs and getting away in the Caravan.

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