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Nice to meet you.

Renowned for our personalised approach to flight training, we approach
everything we do with genuine enthusiasm.

Our flight instructors, aircraft maintenance engineers, managers and
administrators combine decades of experience in the aviation industry. Many
have worked as commercial airline pilots and we're proud to say, all of our flight
instructors have trained with AIAC from the onset of their flight instructor rating.

With a passion and commitment to training safe, competent and employable
pilots, we love what we do, and it shows.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Kevin McMurtrie - Head of Operations and Flight Examiner

Kevin McMurtrie Head of Operations
and Flight Examiner

Kevin McMurtrie - Head of Operations and Flight Examiner

McMurtrie, Kevin

  • Head of Operations
    and Flight Examiner

Kevin has managed AIAC during the transition period of development from a small flying school to an aviation college that specialises in foreign airline cadet training. His responsibilities include managing organisational safety, compliance, standards, and overseeing efficiency of training programmes.

Kevin became a commercial pilot in 1994. He has more the 18 years experience as a CASA Flight Examiner and has been invited to participate in a number of CASA panels, including 5 years as a member of the CASA Flight Training Panel and the CASA Part 61 Taskforce.

Kevin holds a Master of Aviation Management degree from the University of Newcastle and is currently a final year PhD candidate in the School of Aviation at the University of NSW. His research examines flight crew reporting behaviour and has involved studies with Australian and European based airline pilots. He has a number of published articles in international academic journals and has presented at a number of international aviation conferences.

Gerard Byrne - Simulation Quality Manager and Head of Internal Training

Gerard Byrne Simulation Quality Manager
and Head of Internal Training

Gerard Byrne - Simulation Quality Manager and Head of Internal Training

Byrne, Gerard

  • Simulation Quality Manager
    and Head of Internal Training
  • After a successful career in tertiary and secondary education, Ged moved to Port Macquarie and fell in love with flying. With the support and encouragment of everyone at AIAC, he become a flight trainer and is strongly committed to providing a positive learning experience to all students.

I've been teaching people to fly for over 10 years now. My primary focus currently is on Instructor and Resource Standardisation. This means all our students receive the same professional quality of training, have access to up to the latest multimedia teaching and learning tools and are comprehensively prepared for their flight exercises.

Ashlee Fell Grade 1 Multi-Engine
/ IFR Instructor

Ashlee Fell - Grade 1 Multi-Engine / IFR Instructor

Fell, Ashlee

  • Grade 1 Multi-Engine
    / IFR Instructor
  • Ashlee's passion for flying began very young and she's made teaching a career. As a former graduate of our flying school she believes AIAC's friendly, professional atmosphere and culture puts us well ahead of other aviation colleges in Australia.

I started learning to fly at sixteen when the school was formally known as Johnston Aviation Services. I completed my training and started working casually as a flight instructor. After building-up my experience teaching, I completed my Multi-Engine Instrument Rating, and progressed to teaching Multi-Engine Instrument Flying before we began teaching foreign cadets.

My role now is a large mix of training students, instructors and managing everyday operations. I love the lifestyle Port Macquarie has to offer, and working with great people makes it even better!

Ashlee Fell - Grade 1 Multi-Engine / IFR Instructor

Genevieve Griffiths Grade 1 Multi-Engine
/ IFR Instructor

Genevieve Griffiths - Grade 1 Multi-Engine / IFR Instructor

Griffiths, Genevieve

  • Originally from Canada, Genevieve grew up on the south coast of Sydney. Her love for aviation was sparked from a childhood spent travelling and as soon as she was old enough, she began washing planes at the local Aero Club in exchange for flying lessons. At the end of high-school, Genevieve enrolled in full-time flight training and at nineteen, was offered her first aviation job as a Flight Instructor.

While instructing full-time out of Sydney, I decided to complete my Multi-Engine Instrument Rating with AIAC and thoroughly enjoyed my training. The team were so welcoming and easy to get along with and I had only heard good things about the school's reputation. Not long after, I was offered a job to join the team and I couldn't turn it down. AIAC has given me a wonderful opportunity to experience a wide variety of training. Working with an awesome team in such a beautiful part of Australia is really just a bonus!

Genevieve Griffiths - Grade 1 Multi-Engine / IFR Instructor

Why not join us?

AIAC are one of the largest providers of flight training for international airline
cadet pilots in Australia. We're constantly on the look out for new people who
share our professional values.

If you enjoy new challenges and a busy work environment — supported by good
leadership, trust and respect — then we would love to hear from you.

Email: hr@aiacollege.com