About us

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Altocap Flight School began in 2017 with a commitment to quality flight training and safety in an atmosphere of friendly comradeship. The directors and staff are all passionate about flying and their experience encompasses many years involvement with flying clubs and other aviation organisations.

Key Personnel

George Demetriou - Chief Executive Officer

George joined Altocap in early 2017. He is a Multi-Engine Flight Instructor and is also approved by CASA to conduct level 6 English language assessments for pilots and air traffic controllers. George also has previous experience from another flight training school which included overseeing the safety management system.

George Raby - Head of Operations

George was appointed as the H.O.O in January 2017. George leads by example and works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure students and members have access to the best facilities and training nation wide. His experience includes 3 years as safety manager, flight instructing and excellent management skills.

Bruce Simpson - Alternate Head of Operations

Captain Bruce Simpson ATPL F/E TRI/TRE A380,A330,B747,B767,L1049,Catalina,DC-3. IR/FIR. Extensive experience in Airline/Warbird/Flight Test/Ferry/GA.Diverse experience from Pre WWII eg DC-2 to turboprop Turbo Commander/Kingair/Cheyenne to L39 to Multicrew Airbus/Boeing.Instructing since 1978 Chief Pilot /HOO position.

Ben Ryan - Grade 1 Instructor HAAMC

As a commercial pilot, Ben spends most of his time sharing his passion for flight by teaching people to fly aeroplanes. Prior to becoming a professional pilot, Ben worked as a engineer for 10 years in the telecommunications industry where he designed and tested systems for broadband internet. On the side he dabbles in photography, sports and the occasional bit of travel.

Steve Reh - FIC Flight Instructor

Was a past CFI for a large international Flying School : over 160 students: owned and operated several successful businesses : First started flying in 1973 : Flight Instructor Rating Specialist and Examiner : and Consultant : Passionate about teaching : Loves travel and going to the Movies.

Rakend Sundaran - Safety Manager

Rakend started at Altocap in 2018 as a Grade 1 Instructor and came with 10 years of Instructor experience and passionately helps students get to a high standard in their IFR, Multi engine and FIR training. His previous experience includes Mechanical engineering, Business administration and process optimization along with management skills.

Our instructors

  • person George Raby Grade 1 Instructor and Flight Examiner

    Head of Operations

  • person Bruce Simpson Grade 1 Instructor ( IFR Multi Engine )

    Flight Examiner & Alternate Head of Operations

  • person Steve Reh Grade 1 Instructor

    Flight Examiner / FIR Specialist

  • person Ben Ryan Grade 1 Instructor ( IFR )
  • person Rakend Sundaran Grade 1 Instructor ( IFR Multi Engine )
  • person George Demetriou Grade 1 Instructor (MEA)
  • person James Michael Grade 1 Instructor
  • person Daniel Wiechula Grade 2 Instructor
  • person Dominic McCarthy Grade 2 Instructor
  • person Brian Rodricks Grade 3 Instructor
  • person Steve Harvey Grade 3 Instructor
  • person Rashiqa Ahmed Grade 3 Instructor