Esteemed after dinner speaker Andy Wyatt is a Red Arrows pilot and motivational speaker; after joining the RAF aged 18 and completing flying training Andy Wyatt was selected to fly the iconic English Electric Lightning where his duties included intercepting Russian aircraft during the height of the Cold War. Following a tour of duty as a Qualified Flying Instructor, including a season as the Solo Hawk Display pilot in 1988, he was selected to join the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows.
The Red Arrows are made up of exceptionally talented, dedicated and motivated pilots, engineers and support staff. It exists to showcase, both in the UK and overseas, the values, excellence and teamwork of Royal Air Force personnel and equipment and to promote the interests of British industry; his long standing experience as a Red Arrows pilot and representative of the British Air Force have aided Wyatt immensely in the development of his role as a motivational speaker and have provided him with both stories and unparalleled insights with which to share as an after dinner speaker.
Before leaving the Red Arrows to become a motivational speaker for Air Force and aeronautical after dinner events and graduating to flying commercial planes Andy completed over 300 displays during his 3 years with the Team and was a member of the elite synchro pair.
He has extensive experience in teamwork, not only as a pilot and integral member of the display team but also as an instructor and leader, he was awarded the Queens Commendation for Valuable Services in the Air in 1992 and was promoted to Squadron Leader before taking command of 92 Squadron where he continued to fly the Hawk as a Qualified Weapons Instructor. Andy has flown over 16,000 hours on numerous types of aircraft and has a wealth of experience as an after dinner and in military, general and commercial aviation. He is a fantastic motivational speaker and member of the world’s only formation aerobatic ‘wing-walking’ display team, The Breitling Wingwalkers.
As a motivational speaker Andy has given insight lectures and appeared as an after dinner speaker for a number of businesses, clubs and organisations on the subject of teamwork, leadership, self-belief and the importance of planning, preparation and debriefing.
To book Andy Wyatt as the aviation expert for your corporate event or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
When he’s at corporate events, Andy is known to cover the following topics:
- The Red Arrows
- The English Electric Lightning
- Imperial Airways
- Commercial Airlines
- Flight Theory
- The Aviation Industry
See what people had to say about Andy, when he appeared at their corporate events:
“I enjoyed the whole presentation but the items that most appealed to me was the effectiveness of the daily debrief – open and honest conversation to learn lessons and the behavioural commitment not to let what is said during the debrief affect relationships at work. It was a fascinating talk, well received and Andy was able to identify with our theme of Collaboration and Cooperation in a very meaningful way. We felt your style was one of passion, clear concise enlightening and engaging. In summary, an excellent highly informative presentation that was one of the highlights of our Stepping up Campaign.” – CROSSRAIL
“He was superb. Everyone enjoyed it and he linked it into our team working very well.”
Kathryn – Wickson, PA to the Director of Property Services
“It was great, Charlotte. Andy’s a really lovely man and everyone loved his presentation. It was so interesting and I was actually moved when you played the first video clip by how fabulous the Red Arrows flying is. We had great feedback from the audience – who all really enjoyed it.”
Sally, Electricity North West
“Always a fan of the Red Arrows since being little and loving air travel in general, I was thrilled when I found out that you would be our guest speaker.Your talk not only gave us an amazing insight into such a wonderful area of our armed forces and what I would consider to be a national treasure, it also gave inspiration for us as a company, for me personally as a manager and for the teams we are part of and manage. I would have liked to ask you more questions but sadly time was not on my side. It was an absolute privilege to listen to you and I would like to personally thank you for your time and the messages you gave – my team have talked of nothing else and I am pretty sure I have bored my father and my husband to death about how good it was!! We will look out for you next time we fly with BA and if you are ever in the Manchester area, I am sure my team would very much like to offer some local hospitality (brew and a biscuit!). Thank you again for your inspiration and motivation.”
Joanne, Electricity North West
“Throughout his time on stage, the audience was captivated, and Andy’s presentation was one of the best of the day, not only in my opinion, but also that of several of my colleagues who I spoke to afterwards. It is clear that Andy is a first-class orator and delivers a message that is indeed inspirational. If anyone is looking for someone to provide a motivational message, then I can thoroughly recommend Andy as the man to do it.”
– Severn Trent
“Andy attended our company kick-off day, and completely enthralled the room. Accompanied with terrific video and visual aids, his talk was fascinating and inspiring, powerfully told, and extremely insightful. We were looking to learn about teamship and specifically the importance of debriefing, and Andy could not have delivered more or responded better to our brief. He spoke with clarity and also with humour, and provided a detailed insight into the debriefing and team selection process, and left us with a lot of lessons that we can directly apply to what we do. He also responded very attentively to the vast array of questions from our audience afterwards. Feedback from attendees has been fantastic – thank you Andy for a really uplifting end to a very busy day. I would have no hesitation in recommending Andy to anyone looking for an inspiring speaker, or to learn about teamship – you will not be disappointed!” – Rachel, Doctors
“Andy was absolutely brilliant – we’ve had rave feedback from attendees. Andy is a fantastic speaker and delivered a fascinating, insightful and inspiring talk – he really helped us to end the day on a high, and gave us a lot to think about. His lessons about teamship were powerfully told and he attentively answered all our questions. Andy was thoroughly professional and extremely pleasant to deal with throughout the whole experience, we couldn’t have asked for more.” – Rachel, M3
“I just wanted to say that Andy was a huge hit at our Conference this year – they both did such a fantastic job and the feedback I’ve received from our members was all so positive.”