MEET THE TEAM
HELLO! MY NAME IS CRAIG
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR - HELICOPTER & CEO: Craig Joiner
EXPERIENCE: 34 years (1987-2021)
TOTAL TIME: 22,500 Hours
11,000 Industry Flight Hours
11,500 Flight Training Hours
Class 1 Instructor
ACP - Approved Check Pilot
ROC-A Accredited Examiner
Mountain Training Specialist
Craig is a proud father of five, four children and one flight school! With a passion for flying like none other, he’s been flying for 35 years and is still loving it. When he’s got a break from work, you’ll find him kayaking the lakes, or hiking the forests of British Columbia! He’s the founder of JoinAir Helicopters, an amazing Flight Instructor and he’s pretty fun too!
HELLO! MY NAME IS AMY
CHIEF FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR - AEROPLANE - Amy Pal
EXPERIENCE: 6 years (2015-2021)
TOTAL TIME: 3,500 Hours
Class 2 Instructor
Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)
Amy has always had a dream of flying and she’s here to make your dream of flying come true too! Amy loves her morning cup of coffee and waking up to clear blue skies. She is an amazing flight instructor and is passionate about teaching the skills needed to make extraordinary pilots.
HELLO! MY NAME IS WALTER
FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR - AEROPLANE - Walter
EXPERIENCE: 29 years (1992-2021)
TOTAL TIME: 16,500 Hours
Training Captain, Type rating instructor, English instructor in Taiwan & mainland China, Flight instructor, Aeronautical engineer, design & flight testing of aircraft modifications for geophysical survey.
Walter, also known as “The Captain” at JoinAir, is an extremely knowledgeable and successful Airline Pilot and Flight Instructor. He’s got three passions in his life: flying, his family, and building his own airplane in his garage! As a trained Aeronautical Engineer and Meteorologist, you’ll always be in good hands. Walter is a super friendly and approachable guy and will make your training experience educational and fun!
HELLO! MY NAME IS STEVE
FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR - AEROPLANE - Steve Neufeld
EXPERIENCE: 7 years (2014-2021)
TOTAL TIME: 1,200 Hours
Class 3 Instructor
Steve is our Class 3 Aeroplane Instructor. Steve started training at JoinAir in August 2020 and has been thriving here ever since. Steve is a successful entrepreneur and has more than 1200 hours flight experience. He has his Multi-IFR rating as well as Float rating and is dedicated to the sky! It's always a great time flying with Steve!