Clark Duimel

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

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.

Marcel Gimenez

Marcel Gimenez

Manager of Multi Engine Operations; TC Pilot Examiner
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.

Kwun Fung Cheung

Class 1 Instructor

 

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R 

Kristin Ragsdale

Instructor

Aviation is both challenging and very rewarding. It provides the opportunity for personal growth, expanding your knowledge of the world and exploring places you never really considered before. Being able to guide people along their path to becoming a safe, confident and efficient pilot while having fun along the way is very humbling and gratifying.

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R
  • Mountain Check Ride

Niklas Botte

Instructor

Aviation is more than just learning to fly airplanes. Becoming a pilot will teach you many lessons about yourself and help you grow as a person. I hope to be a mentor and coach to my students and look forward to making your time at PFC valuable, safe and fun.

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R
  • Cessna 172SP G1000
  • Mountain Check Ride
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Hyunjun Lee 

(Wally)

Multi IFR Instructor

I was born and raised in South Korea. Over the years I have worked for airports located in Korea and Canada, but my dream was to be a pilot. Pacific Flying Club made my dream come true, as I finished my PPL, CPL, Multi, IFR and Instructor rating at PFC. I hope I can be the one to help you become the professional pilot you dream to be.

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R
  • Cessna 172SP G1000
  • Mountain Check Ride

Annika Sun

Instructor

With a mile of runway, the world is at your fingertips. Being a pilot is more than just learning how to operate an aircraft; it is an attitude, a mentality. 

Optimism, dedication, along with a passion for excellence form the foundation on which all great pilots are built. 

If you have that passion and want to attain the gift of flight, Annika is happy to be your guide. She will aid you in reaching your goals and achieving your dreams.

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

Dana Archer

Instructor

Dana has always enjoyed visiting new places and the different ways to travel to them. Starting with her motorcycle on the streets of Vancouver, then off-roading while living in the Bridge River Valley, flying ended up being a natural next step in her journey. Dana will help you become a safe and effective pilot, treating your training experience as a valuable adventure to greater goals.

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R
  • Mountain Check Ride

Danielle Chetner

Instructor
 

Danielle first discovered her love of travel at a young age when she spent 3 months living in France. That love for travel lead her to Air Canada where she has spent the last 7 years working as a flight attendant. Danielle has loved learning to fly and is eager to help you meet your aviation goals. 

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

Eric Joly

Instructor
 

Anyone can fly an airplane but I’ll strive to make you a
great pilot. I look forward to sharing my passion for aviation with you and
helping you reach your goals. 

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

Kianna Darbyshire

Instructor
 

Kianna’s passion for aviation started quite young. Seeing her mom in the industry, she knew she wanted to become a pilot since she was 12. Through this time, she experienced various leadership and coaching positions playing a variety of sports, including competing at the World Kendo Championships. Her goal is to combine her coaching and piloting experience to help students become confident, safe, and proficient pilots, while most importantly, having a great time! 

 

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

William Htoo

Instructor
 

I’ve spent a good chunk of my childhood on commercial flights in Asia where I would always look forward to getting a window seat and looking out at the wing and the world outside. It was then I decided that flying was pretty cool!

 

The moment the wheels leave the ground, the pilot becomes one with the machine. My job is to help you make that connection, safely and efficiently while having fun! 

 

 

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

Roberto Hidalgo

Instructor 

 

 

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R
  • Cessna 172SP G1000

Trent Martyn

Instructor

 

I am passionate about flying and enjoy sharing my passion with others through instructing. I enjoy exploring BC and everything it has to offer from the ground and sky.

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

Nitin Bajwa

Instructor 

 

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R
  • Cessna 172SP G1000

Thomas Heo

Instructor 

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R
  • Mountain Check Ride

Jason Wang

Instructor

 

Flying is probably one of the most breath-taking things one could ever experience. It was my dream job, and I would love to help you achieve your goals too. Whether as a recreational pilot looking to explore the beauties of the world, or as a career pilot looking to get into the aviation industry, I would be honoured to help you reach your full potential! 

 

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

Siddharth Vashisth

Instructor

 

As I was on the verge of completing my graduation, I decided to realize my childhood dreams of soaring in the skies. My joy knew no bounds when I got accepted in one of the amazing flight schools in Beautiful British Columbia. I have been living my lifelong dream of flying over half decade as of now, and even now I still get adrenaline rush by flying over the gorgeous mountains in British Columbia and over the aureate and glittering city lights of Vancouver.

 

A great instructor makes the classroom magic happen, regularly. She or he elicits the students’ best efforts and engages their minds, so that they leave class still alive with ideas and comments, and they talk about what went on in class with their friends, roommates, family when they get home too. While instructing is a gift that seems to come quite naturally for some, luckily including me, the payoff is enormous — for both, an instructor and the students. 

 

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

Seyeon Kim

Instructor

 

I am pursuing my dream in Canada after completing my
training and gaining valuable experience as a flight instructor in the United
States. I believe that a good pilot is always learning, and I am committed to
ongoing learning to offer better training. I look forward to helping you
achieve your goals!

 

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

Beomsue Lim

Instructor

 

I believe that everyone can be a pilot with some effort. My goal is to help flight students exceed their limits and fly safely and confidently. I always keep an open mind and ears, listening to and incorporating students’ needs and interests. I want to share my passion and experience in flying with you.

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

Samuel Wong

Instructor

Flying is an ongoing learning process. it is fun and rewarding but it also takes hard work and dedication. Since my first flight, I knew flying was what I wanted to do. I am always looking to further my skills and knowledge in aviation. As a instructor, I hope to inspire and guide others through their goals in aviation.  

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

Taekgyun Kim 

(Taek)

Instructor

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 172R

Susan Chen 

Instructor

Approved Check Rides:

  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172