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Our Team

Our friendly and qualified team at Sydney Flying Academy are here to make sure that you achieve your goals of completing and attaining your recreational pilot’s license. You can fly with confidence, knowing that our Sydney flying school is backed by innovative flight education, experienced instructors and excellence in safety!

Our team will be sure to help you every step of the way throughout your journey in the hopes of seeing you fly solo after the completion of your pilot course in Sydney. Feel free to take a look at some of our teams’ profiles below!

IAN

CASA Head of Operations

Experience:
Flying since 2011

Certifications:
RAAUS Pilot Examiner, GA Grade 1 Instructor, Head of Operations (HOO), Air Traffic Control Licence, CPL (A), MECIR, Bachelor of Technology (Aviation) 

Why I like flying:
The freedom of flying is unbeatable. If you're willing to put in the effort, there is almost nothing in aviation you can't achieve. You get an office with the best view in the world and a different challenge every time you fly. The only flying moment I remember more fondly than my own first solo was the first time I got to send a student up on their very first solo!

JOHN

Chief Flying Instructor

Experience:
Flying since 2013

Certifications:
RAAUS CFI, GA Instructor, CPL (A), MECIR, Bachelor of Aviation

Why I like flying:
I love flying becuase it makes me experience this out of body experience that I know I want again and again even till today. Since I was young (age 4) I thought I could fly, but not until 2013 I decided to take up flying lessons and got my pilot licence. Now a Foxbat A22LS pro, I've decided to get my own Foxbat one day! 

GULLED

Senior Flight Instructor

Experience:
Flying since 2014

Certifications:
RAAUS Senior Instructor, GA Instructor, CPL (A), MECIR, Bachelor of Aviation

Why I like flying:
Flying has been a lifelong passion of mine. As a pilot, we are one of the lucky few who get to view the world from a different perspective. Being provided with the opportunity to travel to places and see landscapes that I never would be able to in just a car alone, is both inspiring and invigorating. 

KARIM

Flight Instructor

Experience:
Flying since 2008

Certifications:
RAAUS Instructor, GA Instructor, CPL (A), DFTE, Diploma of Aviation

Why I like flying:
As a previous Business Class flight attendant for Emirates, flying has been a lifelong passion of mine. Now as a pilot and stepping into the cockpit, I am one of the lucky few who get to view the world from a top down perspective. With no two flights exactly the same, every flight experience is unique and each flight presents it's own rewards for all my students I have the pleasure to fly with.

ALISTAIR

Flight Instructor

Experience:
Flying since 2012

Certifications:
RAAUS Instructor, GA Instructor, CPL (A), MECIR, Bachelor of Aviation

Why I like flying:
My passion for aviation began at an early age when my parents brought me along to the Avalon Airshow. Years later I joined the Airforce Cadets, and had my first taste of flying light aircraft. The experience was exhilarating, and cemented the idea of creating a career in aviation. I became an instructor, so that I might be able to pass on that same excitement that inspired me to begin my own flight training.

MATTHEW

Student Support Officer

Experience:
Training towards my Commercial Pilot Licence

Certifications:
Bachelor of Aviation (Management) currently

Why I like flying:
It’s a truly amazing sensation, just like a dream! Anyone can become a pilot, it just takes determination and a passion for flying. The freedom that comes with being a pilot is a feeling like no other!