MEET THE TEAM

HELLO! MY NAME IS CRAIG
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR - HELICOPTER & CEO: Craig Joiner
EXPERIENCE: 33 years (1987-2020)

TOTAL TIME: 22,500 Hours

 

11,000 Industry Flight Hours

11,500 Flight Training Hours

Industry charter mostly in BC, Yukon and across Canada
​Hours gained mostly mountain and 
long-lining

SKILLS: Class 1 Instructor

PE-Pilot Examiner

ACP - Approved Check Pilot

ROC-A Accredited Examiner

Mountain Training Specialist

JOBS: Helicopter assisted mining, geology exploration, construction, forest fire-fighting, logging support, GIS mapping, infrared scanning, Hydro construction, repeater repair, Wildlife & fisheries surveys. 

Class D  – Long lining of search and rescue personnel

HELLO! MY NAME IS WALTER
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR - AEROPLANE - Walter Gillies
EXPERIENCE: 28 years (1992-2020)

TOTAL TIME: 16,500 Hours

JOBS:  Training Captain, Type rating instructor, English instructor in Taiwan & mainland China, Flight instructor, Aeronautical engineer, design & flight testing of aircraft modifications for geophysical survey. 

AWARDS: National Sciences and Engineering Research Council Graduate Scholarship, UBC Graduate Fellowship, UBC Chancellor's Entrance Scholarship. Top graduating student, UBC Honor's Atmospheric Science Program. Top First Year Graduate Student, Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University (Epstein Award). Top University Transfer Student, University College of the Fraser Valley, Governor General's Medal for Academic Excellence, Premier's Award for Academic Excellence, Fraser Valley College Entrance Scholarship Top pilot, Air Cadet Flying Scholarship, Top Pilot, Air Cadet Gliding Scholarship, Pacific Region.

MEET DEANNAH! 
OUR RECEPTIONIST & BOOKKEEPER!
Deannah has an extensive background in customer service; who better to greet you when you walk through the doors or give us a call. Her professionalism and love for what she does shines through her hard work.  She is responsible for all financing and administrative duties. She is truly the organizational talent here at JoinAir!

OUR TRAINING LOCATION 

CHILLIWACK, BC, CANADA - SURROUNDED BY MOUNTAINS
Here at JoinAir we pride ourselves by having access to some of the best training grounds in the world.
 
Here you learn to fly in the mountainous regions of Western Canada.
 
If that is not enough we have lakes, rivers, 4 seasons of challenging weather, airports and major air traffic routes that makes learning here challenging but rewarding. 
 
With all this only a few minutes from Chilliwack Airport, training with JoinAir gives you real life experience.
 
'If you can learn to fly here, you can fly anywhere in the world''
JoinAir Helicopters provides premium helicopter & aeroplane flight training in BC Canada. 
Current Pilots can also take advanced training, such as a mountain course or a night rating.
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