CREW & INSTRUCTING TEAM
Our top notch crew members are all flight instructors and spend many hours on upskilling and training evey year.
Your safety is ensured every time you lift off with the knowledge found in our cockpits.
Our crews experience is vast from Tourism Scenic’s, Aerial Photography, Commercial Aerobatics,
Mountain and Milford Sound Instruction you name it one of our crew is likely to have done it.
Chief Flight Instructor
Quality Assurance Manager South Canterbury Air
Aaron has been SCAC's Chief Instructor and Manager since Jan 2016, originally from Invercargill where he completed his commercial and instructors rating.
Aaron’s a career instructor, and currently sits as member of the Flying New Zealand Instructors Council, he enjoys nothing more than seeing students progress and develop as safe capable pilots.
He claims the earliest memory he has of holding onto the controls of an aircraft was about seven when his uncle introduced him to the wonder of flight in an old 172, he now continues to blame his uncle for his flying addiction on a regular basis.
Aaron has many hours experience teaching, from Lightsport and Microlights, Aerobatics, Mountain and terrain flying & Tailwheel ranging from Cubs & Rans's, to 152 Sparrowhawk Texans.
“I’m as happy in the cockpit as I am in the briefing room, I just can’t get enough, sharing the magic of aviation, the experience and reward it gives to all pilots and students”
Part Time Flight Instructor
Crew Training Manager South Canterbury Air
John D has been involved in the South Canterbury Aero Club for many years. He has been a fill-in CFI, full time and a part time instructor as well as an active member. John has many hours flying around the South Canterbury area and loves every moment of it.
John has been involved in the practical aviation world since 1995 when he gained his PPL. John decided to carry on with his licencing after enjoying it so much that he got his CPL in 2001 and his instructor rating in 2003 before becoming a B Cat in 2009, John also likes to get out into the mountains and he is our other mountain flying instuctor. John really enjoys seeing the sense of achievement on his students faces.
Part Time Flight Instructor
CEO South Canterbury AIr
John S has been involved in the South Canterbury Aero Club for many years he has been the president for 25 years and a part time instructor for many more.
John has been involved in the practical aviation world since he was still at school in 1968, in 1969 he won the Auster Air Services Scholarship for 10 hours flying. In 1970 John obtained his PPL and just a few years later in 1974 he obtained his CPL and Instructor Rating. John also likes to get into the Piper Cub to instruct and tow gliders as he is the chief tow pilot for the South Canterbury Gliding Club.