Highly Experienced and Professional Flying Instructors

Our enthusiastic team of instructors draws on experience from many facets of aviation and will ensure that your flying training is conducted thoroughly, professionally and to the highest standards.

Steve Smith

Chief Flying Instructor

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Steve Smith has over 50 years aviation experience with 21 years flying for East West Airlines on F27 and F28. From 1990, he was instructing at Bankstown with various organisations and finished up with UNSW. Steve's vast flying knowledge and instructing ability will add value to any flying student and to HDFC.

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Rod Hall

Recreational Aviation Flying Instructor

T: 0418 229 232

From Jet Fighter Pilot owning an L39 Albatros Jet, Rod Hall is now a Flying Instructor with HDFC. Rod performs the yearly ANZAC flyover and also owns a Bonanza.

Rod Hall was HDFC Pilot of the Year in 2019. Rod has flown a wide variety of aircraft of almost every conceivable type over his career. He owns several aircraft of his own and flies formation exercises over Port Macquarie. Rod has involved himself generously with certain club activities this year. He revisited his Instructor Rating to help the club out with flying training and has become a close mentor to help other pilots, especially with instrument flying.

David Massey

Senior Flying Instructor (RA and GA)

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David has both RaAus and GA senior instructor ratings and has flown extensively throughout the world in 75 different types of aircraft. The most memorable was flying a Stearman across France and Switzerland. David enjoys instructing students of a diverse age group and personalities and considers any form of flying a privilege.

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With over 23 years of flying instruction, Ray Lind combines teaching skills with aviation skills and knowledge very effectively. Ray is reputed to consistently demontrate patience and dedication towards his students, grooming them to be proficent pilots. Flying briefs are provided in PDFs to students.

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Bob Needham

Senior Flying Instructor

T: 02 6585 3418

As a highly experienced aviator and flying instructor, Bob Needham imparts invaluable flying skills to his students, complete with stories from his 58 years of flying.

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Mike Bullock

Senior Flying Instructor

T: 0412 237 787

Mike has over 1,000 hours flying experience; Multi-Engine, Night and Instrument ratings; Aerobatics and Tail Wheel Endorsements; and 15 years learning and development experience.

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