Hi, I'm Gavin Buchanan, your local AA Driving Instructor.
I’ve been driving since I was 15. I've held my private pilot licence, forklift licence and driven all classes of truck licence (1-5 + Dangerous Goods) at a professional level.
As an AA Driving Instructor coming from a Testing Officer background, I offer the best of both worlds because I will share my intricate knowledge of what’s expected of you during your test.
Changing from a Testing Officer to a Driving Instructor has been valuable. I’ve learnt a lot about why some people pass and some people don’t in the last 5 years.
One of the things I enjoy most is helping others and seeing them fulfill their dreams and aspirations. So sitting there watching people fail was not what I wanted to do, which is why I "changed my spots"!
As a Testing Officer, you are not allowed to intervene or give corrective construction during a test, or it becomes a failed test. So you have to let the person make mistakes and let them fail.
As a Driving Instructor, I can give you corrective advice and demonstrate the right way to approach and execute certain situations. If we make a mistake, we can stop and discuss what we did wrong and try again.
I am here to help you succeed!
PS This picture is the day I decided to experience another very exciting mode of transport - parachute!