Jumbo Jet pilot Stewart is a Debden Parish councillor and very active in the village. He’s created and driven a number of significant youth development programmes and is a member of the General Aviation All Party Parliamentary Group for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). After a career in aviation Stewart is well suited to understanding the role Stansted Airport plays nationally and locally.
“You get back what you put in. I’m dedicated both to Debden & Wimbish villages and helping the next generation develop the skills and confidence they need to be successful.” Stewart Luck
Stewart is committed to Debden village and the local area having lived there for about 40 years. He has organised Debden fetes, barn dances and other events. He served as a councillor in his 40s and again now that he has retired for the last 6 years.
Stewart is a keen member of the Royal British Legion and until 2018 was a local Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Coordinator. In 2018 he trained as a Standard Bearer and represented Debden on the Royal British Legion GP90 pilgrimage march to Ypres and the WW1 battlefields.
Heading up a team of local residents and representatives from Carver Barracks, Stewart has successfully secured substantial funds for the proposed new Village Hall under the MOD covenant agreement. Also as part of this community based initiative he has led the Debden village to achieve podium results while competing in the Essex Best Kept Village competitions, once again that was partnered by Carver Barracks.
Stewart Luck has spent a career in aviation. He remains a qualified flying instructor, air display organiser, display pilot, training captain, and Jumbo Jet pilot. With this expertise and local knowledge, he served on Stansted Airport Consultative Group with a particular interest in dealing with aircraft noise and overflight issues for the surrounding villages. This experience makes him the ideal candidate to support Council brief for Uttlesford’s biggest employer, Stansted Airport.
Stewart Luck is particularly supportive of youth and education initiatives, where he seeks to combine his passion for flying with developing life skills in the next generation. He started out as a member of the Air Cadets, an organisation for which Stewart says he has a high regard. He is a past chairman of 1824 Sqdn (Saffron Walden) ATC and past leader of Debden Youth Club and supports Scouts weekend aviation camps.
As an Executive Committee Member of the Light Aircraft Association Stewart championed flying for younger members. In 2003 he invented and sponsored the first UK Youth Build-a- Plane Project, which is now sponsored by Boeing and The Royal Aeronautical Society. On the back of Stewart’s initial endeavours over 30 kit planes have been built and/or flown by young people.
Stewart also volunteers as a STEM Ambassador visiting schools in Essex to inspire young people about life & career options.
Recently he has been appointed as a member of the General Aviation All Party Parliamentary Group for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
In his spare time Stewart enjoys family life, playing badminton, sailing & boating, flying in light aircraft and driving classic cars.