My name is Allen Thwaites and I formed Flying Pig Driving School to allow me to combine my passion of developing skills in people with my passion for driving anything with an engine. I believe I offer a unique combination of real driving skills and experience alongside relaxed coaching skills that can deliver results.
Some brief relevant and non relevant details about me are :-
• I am a fully qualified DVSA Approved Driving Instructor with a commitment to continual self development and passionate about developing skills and abilities in others.
• I developed my coaching and communication skills in my former career as a Resource Management Consultant employing and developing hundreds of graduates and Senior IT staff over a 30 year career in companies such as Rolls Royce, Barclays and the Daily Mail Group.
• Over 35 years of real world driving experience averaging over 30,000 miles per year in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Africa.
• I raced for 9 years in the Renault 5 and Ford Fiesta single make championships supporting the British Touring Car series where I developed enhanced driving skills in anticipation, road planning and car control. This is also where ‘Flying Pig’ comes from as this was the name of my Racing Team Flying Pig Motorsport. You will have to book a lesson for me to tell you where that name comes from.
• In addition to teaching people to drive I also instruct juniors and adults in supercars such as Aston Martins, Lamborghinis and Ferraris for 6th Gear Experience.
• I have lived in Melton Mowbray for over 25 years and I am a former Chairman of the Friends of Gretton Court trying to safeguard Extra Care for the elderly in Melton Mowbray.