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Building upon over 100 years of both military and civil aviation experience, ASG brings a refreshing approach helping both businesses and hobbyists turn their commercial opportunity or interests into reality.


Our Team


Our mantra is safety first and to provide a best in class service. Our professional and diligent approach provides our customers with the confidence needed to operate safely in the complex and highly regulated air environment.


Adrian Geal

Managing Director
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Adrian has a wealth of experience in both the military and defence aviation industry.  His early career started as a military pilot as well as lead roles in soldier and officer training.  He gained further aviation and consultancy experience working as a defence contractor within the Apache Project Team before joining a leading UK aviation company as a programme manager and within international marketing.  After a successful career in industry, Adrian worked as a Director of a consultancy company providing contractor and consultancy support across defence industry, and to the UK MOD and Home Office.  More recently, Adrian helped establish ASG with fellow Directors to meet the exciting opportunities presented with the emergence of unmanned aviation in the UK.

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Chad Johnson

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Accountable Manager,
Operations & Training Director

Chad is a current commercial and military qualified remote pilot, instructor and flight assessor.  After a successful career in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, where he was both a helicopter pilot and air engineer officer, he became a consultant bridging the divide between Operations and Engineering.  Highly experienced in Operating Safety Case analysis, Release to Service, Ship Air Interface and Operational Duty Holder assessment, he is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.  As the ASG Accountable Manager, Chad is responsible for delivering safe and efficient Flying Operations.

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Ian Punton

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Technical Director

After working as a Royal Navy Officer within the Fleet Air Arm for over 20 years Ian has spent the last 13 years working in a number of interesting roles within several Government Departments and within industry.  His early career included appointments as an air engineer officer on an operational Sea Harrier Squadron, as a technical instructor and as an Engineer Authority for several avionic systems.  His later career saw him manage a number of large complex procurement and in service support projects across several Fixed and Rotary Wing aircraft types. Following his retirement from the RN Ian provided technical and project / programme management and acquisition support for several unmanned air systems and manned aircraft types including Lightning II, Islander / Defender, Airseeker and Chinook.  As an ASG Director Ian continues to deliver consultancy support to customers and also plays a key part in establishing ASG as a leading consultancy supplier to several Defence and Security customers.

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