Phil Unicomb is our Chief Flying Instructor, flying from Tuesday to Saturday. Click here for Phil’s Profile.
Trevor’s TIF was at RNAC on 30.6.1979; he was Student of the year in 1980 and completed his Instructor Rating in May 1983. Since August 1983 Trevor has been an honorary instructor at RNAC. He assisted with the monthly Club Competitions for 8 years, was a member of the Flying Sub Committee for 4 years and a Director for 8 years. In 1985 Trevor ‘found’ the Tiger Moth and remains a passionate Tiger pilot to this day. Trevor has also received the President’s Trophy on two separate occasions. Trevor also introduced computers to the Aero Club back in 1991, installing the first network in 1995 – he continues to provide all the computer hardware and software maintenance, back up and on call support for the club. Trevor has been awarded Life Membership for his commitment to RNAC over many years. Trevor is available most Sundays.
Greg started flying 30 years ago as a private pilot. He worked as a Defence Research Scientist in Adelaide and Canberra, and as a university academic. Greg joined RNAC in 1998 and completed his Instrument Rating in 2002. This made it easier to enjoy regular trips to visit far-flung family members, mainly in RNAC aircraft until buying a share in a Beech Debonair in 2004. After retiring from University duties he was able to pursue his ambition to become a Flight Instructor, for which he qualified in 2008. He was privileged to be one of the last students of the legendary Russ Evans. He finds instructing very rewarding – and has never had a flying student fall asleep during a lesson! Greg is available on Fridays and Sundays at RNAC. Greg’s ambition is to help with the shortage of Instructors out west, while still living in Newcastle.
Georgia was born in Hong Kong, first hopped on an aeroplane when she was 8 weeks old, and has been in love with flying ever since. She started her flying training at RNAC when she was 12 years old with the Newcastle Grammar School cadets, and with the help of the school, RNAC, and member Chris Teale, she was able to reach solo stage when she was 16. Georgia went on to complete her training and a Bachelor of Aviation at the University of NSW, then started her career in aviation at Cessnock, before coming to give back to the club. Georgia has volunteered her time at the club since 2012 and now is a full time member of our staff. Georgia is passionate about instructing and hopes to make a career out of it. She is available from Sunday to Thursday each week.
James is our Senior Instructor, available from Friday to Tuesday for all your flight training. James began his career flying charters in the Northern Territory in places such as Alice Springs, Darwin and Timber Creek, prior to his completing his Instructor Rating in 2005. Since then he has instructed at Bankstown and Cessnock, and has been here at RNAC since 2012. He will be able to assist you with all your training needs and specializes in Night VFR and CPL training.
Tony is available from Monday to Friday. Tony is employed as our general manager and has a dual role. He is mostly used as an instructor to assist when we get busy. Tony has been involved in aviation since 1992 and holds both commercial Fixed Wing and Helicopter licences. He enjoys a chat about flying and the adventures that come with it.