Our staff

Flying training is a specialised field that requires professionalism and a real emphasis on safety. Our training staff are dedicated career instructors with a wealth of experience in all aspects of general aviation. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality training together with the highest safety standards. Our friendly staff are available for you 7 days a week and you’re welcome to contact them to discuss your needs.

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Ralph Schwertner

Chief Flight Instructor (CFI)

Experience (as at Sept 2019)

  • Fixed wing aircraft 17500+ hours
  • Instructing 13,000+ hours
  • Teaching for 30+ years

Qualifications:

  • Cert. IV Training and Assessment
  • Cert. IV Aviation Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Instructor Rating)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Instrument Rating Multi Engine
  • Grade 1 Flight Instructor Rating, with training endorsements for:
    • Instrument Rating
    • Instructor Rating
    • Low Level Rating
    • Aerobatics
    • Formation
    • Design Feature
  • Low level rating
  • Aerobatics
  • Formation
  • CASA approved Aviation Testing Officer for:
    • RPL
    • PPL
    • CPL
    • Night VFR
    • Instrument rating
    • Instructor rating
    • MEACR
    • MEACR instructor rating training
    • Instrument rating training endorsement
    • Low level rating

Roles with the company:

  • Chief Flight Instructor
  • Instructing and testing students (as per list above)
  • Vocational education trainer and assessor

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David Wise

Flight Instructor

Experience (as at July 2017):

  • Fixed wing aircraft 3000+ hours
  • Instructing 1600+ hours
  • Rotary aircraft 240+ hours

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Economics (Finance)
  • Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Farm Management)
  • Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations)
  • Fixed wing aircraft:
    • Commercial Pilot Licence
    • Multi engine command instrument rating
    • Grade 1 Flight Instructor Rating
    • Flight instructor multi engine training approval
    • Flight instructor instrument training approval
    • Low level approval
    • Tail Wheel
    • Glider towing endorsement
  • Rotary aircraft:
    • CPL
    • Schweizer 300
    • Robinson 44
    • Low level approval

Roles with the company:

  • Instructing students in VFR, IFR, multi-engine
  • Instructing cadets
  • Tourism flights line pilot (Par Avion)
  • IFR charter line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Schedule passenger services (Airlines of Tasmania)
  • Rotary Charter (Par Avion Helicopters)

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Dain Cairns

Flight Instructor

Experience (as at August 2019):

  • Fixed wing aircraft 3200+ hours
  • Instructing 2300+ hours

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Technology (Aviation)
  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Diploma of Management
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment
  • Cert IV Frontline Management
  • Cert III Investigative Services
  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Grade 1 Flight Instructor Rating, with training endorsements for:
    • Instructor Rating
    • Instrument Ratings
    • Multi-engine Ratings
    • CSU/MPPC & Retractable Undercarriage Design Features
    • Spin training
    • Night VFR
  • CASA approved Flight Examiner for:
    • RPL
    • PPL
    • CPL
  • Command Instrument Rating Multi Engine Aeroplane – IAP2D/3D
  • Night VFR Rating
  • Aerobatics

Roles with the company:

  • RPT pilot (Par Avion)
  • Testing for RPL, PPL, and CPL.
  • Instructing RPL, PPL, CPL, & multi-engine IFR students
  • Diploma courses – trainer and assessor
  • Tourism flights line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Charter line pilot (Par Avion)

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Jesse Hawtree

Flight Instructor

Experience (as at September 2019):

  • Fixed wing aircraft 2,500+ hours
  • Instructing 1,600+ hours

 

Qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma of Aviation and Business
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating – IAP2D/3D
  • Grade 1 Instructor Rating with the following training endorsements;
    • Multi Engine Aeroplane Class Rating
    • Instrument Rating
    • Instructor Rating
    • Low Level
    • Night VFR
    • Design Feature
    • Spin Training

 

Roles with the company:

  • Instructing students in VFR, IFR, Multi-Engine and Instructor Rating
  • Diploma courses – Trainer and Assessor
  • Regular Public Transport Services – Check and Training Pilot
  • Tourism flights – Line Pilot
  • Charter – Line Pilot

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Kayle Overton

Flight Instructor

Experience (as at August 2019):

  • Fixed wing aircraft 2000+ hours
  • Instructing 1400+ hours

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Aviation and Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating – IAP2D/3D
  • Grade 1 Instructor Rating with the following training endorsements;
    • Multi-Engine Class Rating
    • Instrument Rating
    • Night VFR
    • Spin Training
    • Design Feature
  • BE-90 Type Rating
  • Aerobatics rating
  • Tail wheel
  • Coxswain NC

Roles with the company:

  • RPT
  • Instructing students in VFR, IFR, multi-engine courses
  • Instructing cadets
  • Diploma courses – trainer and assessor
  • Tourism flights line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Charter line pilot (Par Avion)

Gavin Groombridge

Flight Instructor

Experience (as at August 2019)

  • Fixed wing aircraft 1300+ hours
  • Instructing 600+ hours

Qualifications

  • Enterprise Trainer skill set
  • NC Coxswain
  • Commercial Pilot License
  • Grade 2 Instructor Rating
  • Low Level Rating
  • Multi Engine class rating
  • Design Feature Training Endorsement
  • Multi Engine Training Approval
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Roles within the company

  • Instructing RPL, PPL, CPL Students
  • Diploma courses – Trainer and assessor
  • Tourism Flights line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Charter line pilot (Par Avion)

Channing Kramer

Flight Instructor

Experience (as at September 2019):

  • Fixed wing aircraft 1400+hrs
  • Instructing 1100+hrs

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Aviation (Flying) – University of New South Wales
  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating – IAP2D/3D
  • Grade 2 Instructor Rating with the following training endorsements;
    • Multi Engine Aeroplane Class Rating
    • Instrument Rating
    • Night VFR
    • Design Feature
    • Spin Training

Roles with the company:

  • Instructing students in VFR, IFR, multi-engine
  • Instructing cadets
  • Diploma courses – trainer and assessor
  • Tourism flights line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Charter line pilot (Par Avion)

Jeremy Hutchins

Flight Instructor

Experience: (as at September 2019)

  • Fixed wing aircraft 640+ hours
  • Instructing 370+ hours

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Aviation
  • Commercial Pilot License
  • Grade 2 Instructor Rating
  • Night VFR Training Endorsement
  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating – IAP2D/3D

 

Roles within the company:

  • Instructing RPL, PPL and CPL Students
  • Diploma courses – Trainer and assessor

Andrew Cilia

Flight Instructor

Experience (As of September 2019)

  • Fixed wing aircraft 750 + hours
  • Instructing 500 + hours

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Aviation and Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating – IAP2D/3D
  • Grade 2 Instructor Rating
  • Night VFR Training Endorsement

Roles with the company:

  • Instructing RPL, PPL and CPL students
  • Diploma courses – trainer and assessor