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

T: 0405 775 192

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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John has more than 42 years of flying experience. His previous aviation career was with Cathay Pacific as a Captain flying the A330. John is keen to help and guide other potential pilots and promises you flying will be the most fun you will ever have sitting down with your clothes on!!!!

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David Massey

Senior Flying Instructor (RA and GA)

T: 0403 925 462

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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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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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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Hastings District Flying Club

where people who believe in your flying dreams come together since 1958


incorporating Port Macquarie Recreational Aviation

Operates 7 days a week, since 1958

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Hastings District Flying Club

where people who believe in your flying

dreams come together since 1958

PO Box 115  
Oliver Drive Port Macquarie Airport
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia 2444

T: (02) 6583 1695

W: www.hdfc.com.au

E: enquiries@hdfc.com.au

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