James is a A-Category instructor who initially started his flight training with Bay Flight International in Tauranga. James arrived at the Tauranga Aero Club as a C-Category instructor, completing his B-Cat with the club and later becoming the Chief Flying Instructor. He then went on to achieve his A Cat.
Lachlan started at the club as a Young Eagle. He moved to Hamilton in 2018 and completed his training at L3 Airline Academy before returning to Tauranga in 2020. Lachlan became a regular ferry pilot for the club before completing his instructor renewal in 2022 and joined the team.
Sky started out at the club as a Young Eagle. During her time at the club, Sky gained her PPL, CPL and she then completed her C-Cat to join us as an instructor. She also works closely with Janelle to organise the Young Eagles meetings and share her knowledge with the new generation of Young Eagles.
James completed his PPL with us here back in 2018. After obtaining a Diploma in Aviation down in Nelson he then returned to complete his C-Cat in 2021. Although James spends some of his time at the club, when he’s not you’ll either find him on the golfing greens or at the beach.
Isaac started flying at the Tauranga Aero Club at age 12 year as a Young Eagle. He has since completed his PPL, CPL, and C-Cat here at the club. During the summer months you can catch Isaac spearfishing or walking up the Mount.
Josh completed all of his training here at the aero club. His passions include planes, weather and fast cars. On the days you cant find him at the club you will find him at the gym doing what he does best.
Moving up from the south, Ally joined us for her CPL in early 2020. She then continued on to gain her C-Cat in December 2021. Ally has done a lot of her flying in the South Island and brings with her a passion for mountains, wilderness and clouds.
Sean started out at the Tauranga Aero Club as a Young Eagle, going on to do some initial training towards his PPL. He left in 2018 to Massey University where he achieved his PPL, CPL and MEIR under the Bachelor Degree pathway. Returning to the club in 2022 he completed his C-Category instructor rating later joining the team in early 2023.
Zach started flying at the Walsh Memorial Scout flying School then completed his CPL in Christchurch and grew to love mountain flying. He moved back to the North Island and to Tauranga for his C-Cat training with the Aeroclub before joining the instructing team.
Jeremy completed all his flight training here at the Tauranga Aero Club. From PPL flight training in 2019, to C-Cat instructors rating in 2023.
Jeremy was inspired to become a pilot by his grandad, who was a founding member of the Te Aroha Aero Club. Jeremy enjoys spending time outdoors when he isn’t flying.