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
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.