Meet the Team

Becoming a pilot is an exciting endeavour. When you look for a pilot school, you look for qualified and experienced flying instructors, who are not only pilots in their own right, but have thousands of hours as practiced flying instructors in either Helicopter training and airline or general aviation pilot training.

To sum up our team, we are passionate about aviation. We are a flying school that recognises the need for individual attention. We are committed to the ideals of seamless helicopter and pilot training and all the skills airlines recognise, giving you the competitive edge - check out our team who are with you every step of the way in achieving your pilot license.

Ardmore Flying School is managed by people who are not only pilots themselves but have been involved in professional pilot training for many years. This includes involvement in the New Zealand flight training industry lobby organisation (Aviation New Zealand), working with the New Zealand Government through New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to advance flight training internationally promoting New Zealand and working with CAANZ to promote and improve flight training regulations to remain competitive and in line with international aviation best practice.

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Mike Newman
Chief Executive Officer
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Glenn Drower
Chief Flying Instructor - Fixed Wing
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Raymond Lin
Regional Manager - China
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Warren Sattler
Head of Training - Fixed Wing
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Captain Frank Parker
Chief Flying Instructor - Rotary Wing
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Anh Tran
Business Development Manager - South East Asia
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Derek Jun
Regional Manager– Republic of Korea
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Ian Calvert
Chief Operations Officer
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Kim Jenkins
Financial Controller
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Pervez Suntoke
Regional Manager - India and Gulf Region