Flight Instructors

Clark Duimel

Executive Director Flight Operations / Chief Flight Instructor / TC Pilot Examiner / DCAM Award Winner
Class 1 Instructor

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Clark is recognized as a leader in Canadian flight training. In 2005, he was honored with the David Charles Abramson Flight Instructor Safety Award. He is a Class 1 Instructor who is also a Pilot Examiner for Transport Canada and Authorized Person. Clark was instrumental in the development of the BCIT Airline & Flight Operations program and developed the training regimen for this diploma program. When Clark isn't at the Club, he can be found doing "guy" stuff such as hunting, fishing, camping and boating. 

Paul Harris

Manager of Flight Operations / TC Pilot Examiner / DCAM Award Winner
Class 1 Instructor

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Paul is the second of three generations of commercial pilots. Stories of Uncle Ted flying Spitfires over Britain in WW2 ignited his passion for aviation. From the beginning, the focus of Paul?s instructing career has been on delivering that all important first 50 hours of instruction. His understanding, focus and passion is instilled in every instructor he trains. Those 3,000 minutes of coaching often determines the outcome of an event 3,000 hours later.

Daniella Hlynka

Instructor

Flying represents barriers overcome. There can be numerous barriers to getting your license whether it's for fun or a career. My job is to make sure that learning how to be a safe and skilled pilot is not one of those barriers!

Dario Stewart-Imbert

Class 2 Instructor MULTI/IFR

Travelling a lot as a kid, flying was always something that had deeply interested and excited me. Choosing a career in aviation was a natural choice, allowing me to experience the indescribable feeling of flight and travel to new and exotic places. As a flight instructor, my role is to make your experience a fun, safe and exciting one every time you go fly. No matter what your reason for flying is, I hope to help you reach or exceed your goals. Hope to see you soon!

Quentin Mainguy

Instructor

When I was a kid, I traveled a lot with my parents and I fell in love with flying and travelling.  At the age of 18 I left France to become a pilot in the country where there is the best training in the world. Flying is an amazing experience, and I can't wait to share this passion, and  teach the knowledge required to become a successful and safe pilot.

The sky as no limit, as do our dreams.

Oscar Chiu

Instructor

I first started flying back in summer of 2011. It was here at Pacific Flying Club that I completed my first solo, Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Multi Engine Rating, Multi Engine Instrument Rating and Instructor Rating.

As a flight instructor, my job is to break down the complexities of flying into an easy and enjoyable experience. Whether you're looking to fly as a career or as a hobby, I can help you achieve your goals and realize your dreams.

Marcel Gimenez

Manager of Multi Engine Operations
Class 1 Instructor

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Marcel has received training in aviation from both Europe and Canada. As an instructor, he has had the opportunity to train with students from all over Canada and many different parts of the world. His passion for aviation has currently led him to a career in flight instruction. What keeps Marcel motivated is the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment when he sees students achieve their goals and dreams. With his expertise and support, Marcel guides students through a process that will mold them into professional, and most importantly, safe pilots. All while ensuring the flying experience is still exciting and enjoyable.

Wenny Chiu

Instructor

I never saw being a pilot as an option for me until a few years ago. It was the best decision I've ever made booking that first flight. Since then, the journey has been exhilarating, challenging, and rewarding. Now as an instructor I will help you through that journey so you can turn that dream into reality. It just starts with booking that first flight! 

Adnan Valdes

Instructor
MULTI/IFR

I used to travel a lot with my family when I was younger. Though I certainly loved going to new places and tasting new food (and still do!), it didn’t take me long to discover that the most exciting part of any journey was usually being in a plane about to take-off or land.
I eventually came to Canada to become a teacher, and what better way to teach than to teach while flying? Ultimately, I’m here to help you have fun while you become a safe and successful pilot!

 

Heemann Shin

Instructor

We are truly blessed with the gift of aviation in our generation. Aviation is a universal language which allows us to communicate cross-culturally. Airplanes are a great tool that breaks barriers and brings people together. With a bit of courage and determination, you can take control of the airplane following close supervision and training. Sooner or later, you will fly with your friends and/or family, as well as, thousands of passengers if you wish to fly commercially. We also share the joy of flying by giving back to the next generation of industry leaders who will put safety first. Ready for takeoff? Contact PFC when holding short, runway "The World of Aviation."

Ben Aghshahi

Instructor

Flying has always been a thrill. More importantly, it is so rewarding to be able to share that feeling with somebody else and see them grow and succeed in aviation. My job is to keep you on your toes, motivate you towards your goals, and ensure your flight training experience is superb!

Ryan Eberlin

Instructor

Aviation has always been a passion of mine, driving past the airport growing up and seeing airplanes land and take off was incredible. This was pushed even further when I was no longer just seeing aircraft above me, but actually in control of one. I have learned that flying an airplane may not be the easiest thing to do, but it is one of the most fun and rewarding things you can do. As a flight instructor I look forward to helping you reach your flying goals

Gordon Brett

Instructor

When I was about 8 or 9 years old, my older cousin joined the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Visiting him while at camp during the summer was the first time the thought of flying entered mind. Since then, elementary school, high school, joining Air Cadets, and everything else I did was to direct myself towards the pilot's seat. After finally getting there, I realized that the only thing I loved more than flying, was sharing that love with others. Seeing student's faces after their first flight, first solo, and first licensed flight after completing training is an absolute joy. I promise once the flying bug bites, you won't be able to keep your eyes from peering upwards!

Victoria Vargas

Instructor

There’s nothing quite as fulfilling as learning how to fly. Throughout the journey, you’ll reach several milestones: your first take-off, your first solo and your first cross-country. I’ll be there to share the satisfaction of overcoming those difficult but necessary failures, and I’ll be there to celebrate every small yet empowering achievement. As you develop into a safe and successful pilot, my goal is to ensure you look forward to our next lesson!

 

 

Smrthy Andi

Instructor

I have been passionate about flying for as long as I can remember. Teaching someone to fly is a privilege and one of the most satisfying jobs ever. As an instructor, I have a chance to share that joy with my students and continue to learn about flying from each one of them. Learning to fly is a dream many talk and dream about.  So If your goal is to fly for pleasure or professionally, Pacific Flying Club can help you achieve that goal!

Let's have some fun flying together!

Chris Brennan

Class 2 Insrtuctor
MULTI/IFR

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Wilson Gao

Instructor

It started with my first experience of flying on a 747. The feeling of being in the air and looking down upon the Earth was surreal. My father took me to meet the pilots of the flight and see the cockpit. This made me want to fly this  massive queen of the sky. From that day on, I was hooked and determined to make flying my life career. After graduating, I started my training here at PFC. Learning to fly is such an amazing and fun experience. An experience you can't find anywhere else. I love seeing my students going through the process and getting to watch the smiles they have on their face they have on their face every day we fly. As an instructor, I am here to make you a safe pilot, while enjoying every day of your training.    

Daniel Hwang

Instructor

 

Helping someone learn how to fly is like growing a plant. The plant needs good quality soil and enough sunshine and water to grow. Want the plant to grow bigger? Give it a bigger pot and let it grow to its potential. 

My job as an instructor is to provide you with the necessary guidance and support to become a safe and confident pilot. I'll help you set proper goals and expectations to allow you to succeed and grow to the fullest of your potential.

Dylan Marjoribanks

Instructor

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Sean Samuel

Class 2 Instructor
MULTI/IFR

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Mahdi Tabatabaian

Instructor

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Daniel Edwards

Instructor

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