Our Commerical Pilots / Instructors

Khaled Assifiri
Commercial Pilot / Head of Flight Operations (HOO)

Ensuring excellence in all flight operations. Khaled brings more than 10 years of aviation experience.

He specialises with the charter side of the business and advanced flight training after gaining approval for Multi-engine and Instrument training.

Richard McClelland
Commercial Pilot / Deputy HOO / Flying Instructor Grade OneĀ & Chief Flying Instructor (RAAus)
With over 10 years of flying experience, Richard a former Smartair student and Albury local, comes to the Flying School with significant survey flying experience throughout QLD and NSW and working with aviation students across NSW and VIC.

In 2022 RAAus appointed Richard as our first RAAus Chief Pilot and as a Grade One GA Instructor, Richard conducts lessons for both GA (Single & Multi Engine) and RAAus aircraft.
Tim Falduto
Commercial Pilot / Flying Instructor Grade Three
Tim comes to Smartair with Instructor experience at Lethbridge Flight Training. As a GAWNE Aviation graduate Tim spent his early experience providing comprehensive in-class and practical flight training with students at RPL, PPL and CPL level.

Tim will work with our SMA students during their Ab Inito phase of training and Navigation Sequences in our GA Flight Training Division.


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