Our Melbourne Flight Training Team

RVAC Flight Training Melbourne is equipped with a robust team of qualified aviation professionals. You’ll always be under the instruction of competent pilots committed to safety, honesty and excellence in flying. Equipped with a plethora of knowledge and years of flying experience, you will always be in safe hands. Our professional flight training team are available seven days a week to assist you with all aspects of your flight training.

 

Professional mentors to assist you with all aspects of learning to fly

RVAC Flight Training Melbourne is dedicated to teaching individuals to fly aircrafts safely, competently, and with confidence. Our group of professional pilots are committed to our students, and to providing hands on experience, whilst maintaining a safe and fun learning environment for all participants.

 

Hands on and theory approaches

Our instructors will assist you with all aspects of learning to fly. From classroom-based theory to flying, our industry professionals will be your go-to mentors for your flight training courses.

 

For learning to fly with industry professionals at one of the best flight training schools in Melbourne, please call us on +61 3 8586 7777 or visit our contact page if you have any questions.

Flight Training Team

Davide Ierkic

Chief Pilot / Grade 1 Instructor

Davide has been with the Royal Victorian Aero Club since 2006. Davide specializes in ab initio (no prior experience) through to Commercial training, Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and Instructor Training.

Davide is also our Italian student team leader.

Davide can be emailed here.

Antony Provan

Head of Operations / Grade 1 Instructor

Tony specializes in ab initio (no prior experience) to Commercial training and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) as well as running our GPS courses. Approved to conduct flight tests for instrument and multi-engine ratings.

Tony returned to aviation in 2009 after spending 10 years as a Captain in the maritime industry.

Matt Di Paola

Grade 1 Instructor

Training students from ab initio (no prior experience) to Commercial training. Matt also teaches ground theory.

Armin Rashidi

Grade 1 Instructor

Training students from ab initio (no prior experience) to Commercial training. Armin also teaches ground theory.

Alex Rigo

Grade 2 Instructor

Training students from ab initio (no prior experience) to Commercial training. Night VFR Training Approval, Instrument Flight Rating. Alex goes for St. Kilda in the AFL.

Karl Mackay

Grade 2 Instructor

Training students from ab initio (no prior experience) to Commercial training. Karl has a Bachelor of Aviation and is qualified with his Night VFR Endorsement, Design Feature Endorsement, Instrument Flight Rating and completed a Multi Crew cooperation and Jet Orientation course as well as his ATPL’s.

Norayr Tchilinguirian (Nori)

Grade 3 Instructor

Training students from ab initio (no prior experience) to Commercial training.

Dasun Gunaratne

Grade 2 Instructor

Training students from ab initio (no prior experience) to Commercial training.

Paul Canavan

Grade 3 Instructor

Paul started flying in 1975 and has been a Club member since then. Paul is a member of the RVAC Eagles formation team which are the current Australian Champions for formation flying. He has been on the Board (Committee) since 2000 and is currently the members Services Director. Together with Michael Ralph he runs the Club’s Young Eagles (Victoria) program. He is the Victorian Director of the RFACA.

Paul is the clubs primary formation instructor.

Letitia Schueler

Grade 2 Instructor

Training students from ab initio (no prior experience) to Commercial training.

Deborah Fanning

Aviation Theory Instructor

Deborah runs the ground theory for the club with the ability to teach up to the ATPL level.

Ready to take off? Contact us and one of our friendly team members will be in touch.

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