Our Staff – Par Avion Flight Training

Par Avion Flight Training

Our Staff

Meet our team

Our staff are dedicated career instructors with a wealth of experience in all aspects of general aviation. We’re  committed to providing you with the highest quality training together with the best in safety standards. Our friendly staff are available for you 7 days a week, and you’re welcome to contact us to discuss your needs.

Ralph
Schwertner

Head of Operations - Flight Training, Flight Examiner

  • Chief Flight Instructor
  • Instructing and testing students (as per list below)
  • Vocational education trainer and assessor
  • Fixed wing aircraft 18,000+ hours
  • Instructing 13,000+ hours
  • Teaching for 30+ years
  • 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

Dain
Cairns

Deputy Head of Operations - Flight Training, Flight Examiner

  • RPT pilot (Par Avion)
  • Testing for RPL, PPL, CPL, & MEA.
  • Instructing RPL, PPL, CPL, & multi-engine IFR students
  • Diploma courses – trainer and assessor
  • Tourism flights line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Charter line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Fixed wing aircraft 4000+ hours
  • Instructing 2850+ hours
  • 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
  • CASA approved Flight Examiner Rating for:
    • RPL
    • PPL
    • CPL
    • MEA
  • 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
  • Command Instrument Rating Multi Engine Aeroplane – IAP2D/3D
  • Night VFR Rating
  • Aerobatics
  • Low Level

Kayle
Overton

Chief Pilot, Flight Instructor

  • Chief Pilot
  • Head of Checking and Training CAR 217
  • Instructing students in VFR, IFR, multi-engine courses
  • Diploma courses – trainer and assessor
  • Tourism flights line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Charter line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Fixed wing aircraft 3000+ hours
  • Instructing 1800+ hours
  • 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
    • Flight Instructor Training
    • Low Level Training
    • Night VFR
    • Spin Training
    • Design Feature
  • BE-90 Type Rating
  • Aerobatics rating
  • Tail wheel
  • Coxswain NC

Gavin Groombridge

Senior Base Pilot,
Flight Instructor

  • Instructing RPL, PPL, CPL Students
  • Diploma courses – Trainer and assessor
  • Tourism Flights line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Charter line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Fixed wing aircraft 2100+ hours
  • Instructing 900+ hours
  • 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

Andrew
Cilia

Line Pilot, Flight Instructor

  • Instructing RPL, PPL, CPL, IFR and Instructor Students

  • Diploma Courses – Trainer and Assessor

  • Tourism Flights Line Pilot (Par Avion)

  • Charter Line Pilot (Par Avion)

  • 1,400+ hours fixed wing aircraft

  • 1,000+ hours instructing

  • Bachelor of Aviation
  • Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting)
  • 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 (Retractable Undercarriage and Manual Pitch Propeller Control)

Jesse
Pritchard

Line Pilot, Flight Instructor

  • Instructing RPL, PPL, CPL Students
  • Diploma courses – Trainer and assessor
  • Tourism Flights line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Charter line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Fixed wing aircraft 1300+ hours
  • Instructing 600+ hours
  • 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

Jeremy
Hutchins

Line Pilot, Flight Instructor

  • Instructing RPL, PPL, CPL and multiengine IFR students

  • Diploma courses – Trainer and assessor

  • RPT pilot (Par Avion)

  • Charter pilot (Par Avion)

  • Fixed wing aircraft 1,400+ hours
  • Instructing 1,100+ hours
  • Bachelor of Aviation
  • Commercial Pilot License
  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating – IAP2D/3D
  • Grade 2 Instructor Rating with the following training endorsements:
    • Instrument Ratings
    • Multi-engine Ratings
    • CSU/MPPC & Retractable Undercarriage Design Features
    • Spin training
    • Night VFR

Channing
Kramer

Line Pilot, Flight Instructor

  • RPT & Charter pilot (Par Avion)
  • Instructing RPL, PPL, CPL, & MECIR
  • Diploma courses – trainer and assessor
  • Tourism flights line pilot (Par Avion)
  • Fixed wing aircraft 2,200+ hours
  • Instructing 1,500+ hours
  • Bachelor of Aviation (Flying) – University of New South Wales
  • 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
    • Night VFR
    • Design Feature

Alex
Hindley

Flight Instructor

  • Instructing RPL, PPL, CPL students
  • Diploma courses – Trainer and assessor
  • 700+ hrs fixed wing

    500+ hrs instruction
  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Diploma of Aviation – Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Diploma of Aviation – Flight Instructor
  • Flight Instructor Rating – Grade 2
  • Cert-IV in Training and Assessment

David
Geary

Flight Instructor

  • Instructing RPL, PPL, CPL students
  • Fixed wing: 1,500+ hours

  • Instructing: 350+ hours

  • Commercial Pilot License
  • Diploma of Aviation – Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Grade 2 Instructor Rating
  • Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating – IAP2D/3D

Kellie
Easther

Administrator

  • RTO Administrator
  • Student Support Officer