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.

Hasandeep Khural

Hasandeep Khural

MULTI/IFR Instructor

My Aviation career began in Abbotsford with University of Fraser Valley. Since then I have been teaching in the Multi/IFR and Single engine department. I have a very accommodating schedule for the students. My main focus is to help the students succeed!

Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen

Class 2 Instructor
MULTI/IFR

Kevin works with anyone, ranging from student pilots to instrument and multi-engine training. Of his 2600 total flight hours, 2000 have been as a flight instructor. Flying is something Kevin has always been fascinated with because of his passion for aviation. He also holds an Airline Transport Pilot License, a Seaplane rating. He has a very flexible schedule and is fully focused on his students’ success.

Hogan Wong

Hogan Wong

Instructor

Aviation has been a fascination of mine since my early childhood when I caught sight of a 747 landing in Hong Kong’s famous Kai Tak airport. The most memorable experience for me was experiencing the freedom of taking off and landing solo on my own for the first time. However, training in aviation presents humbling challenges to a student’s discipline and professional development. Having traveled through this beaten path, I would love to guide you in your journey in aviation to provide a safe, fun, and efficient training environment. While I’m not flying, I keep myself in learning mode with technology, tinkering around new programming languages and fixing up computer components for fun.

Ji Hoon Shin

Ji Hoon Shin

Instructor

Sharing my passion for aviation has captivated me since I was a little kid. So, as a flight instructor, I cannot be more fascinated enough to share all my flying experiences and passions that I have built over time. I will effectively coach and guide you to become a competent and safe pilot.

instructor Derek Strangway

Derek Strangway

Multi IFR Instructor

My passion for aviation began at a young age, flying back and forth to Terrace for the holidays. As a commercial pilot, I have focused my career on providing effective coaching as a flight instructor. I hope to work with you to train you into a proficient and confident pilot while having some fun along the way – regardless of whether you plan to fly professionally or recreationally.

Aaron Lo

Aaron Lo

Instructor

Aaron has always believed a student’s biggest resource is their instructor. Whether it be the first step in your professional career, or a means to have some relaxing recreational vacation flights, Aaron is fully committed to helping you achieve your goals. Time to have a fun and safe flight!

Hamza Kattab

Hamza Kattab

Instructor

Jordanian born and raised, pathfinder and knowledge seeker, post graduate studies done in Cairns, Australia. PPL/CPL/MULTI/IFR/Instructor rating done in Quebec Canada, have been guiding people to their licenses since 2019.

Alex-Shepard

Alex Shepard

Instructor

Alex, born and raised in Vancouver, is always looking for great ways to enjoy our province, whether it is from the mountains, from the sea, or from the air. He is looking forward to sharing the experience of flying in BC with you, while ensuring your time with PFC is safe and rewarding.

Tanner O'Neill

Tanner O’Neill

Instructor

As someone who came through BCIT and did there training at Pacific Flying club there is no better place to learn to fly. I am here to offer my knowledge and to help you achieve your goals of becoming a pilot.

Jeffery Yeung

Jeffery Yeung

Instructor

My love and fascination for aviation started when I was a young boy. Being a pilot was the ultimate dream, but I always thought being a pilot was completely out of reach for a normal kid. As I grew older, I took a chance and signed up for a familiarization flight, after that flight I was captivated. From taking my first lesson to obtaining my licenses, I had great instructors helping me along the way. Knowing how important my instructors were to me, I decided to give back and do the same for others. Today, seeing my students succeed as pilots is my biggest accomplishment and there are no words to describe that feeling.

instructor Alex Jang

Alex Jang

Instructor

My goal is to make you a better pilot than myself.

Let’s start the journey together and also have fun along the way.

instructor Josiane Houle

Josiane Houle

Instructor

Josie began her journey in aviation as a flight attendant for Air Canada. After a few years, she made the decision to move to British-Columbia to start flight training and get her commercial license. Her love for aviation led her to a career in flight instruction at Pacific Flying Club. It’s now her turn to share her passion, knowledge and experience with her students.
“My goal is to guide you through this journey, making you the best pilot you can be”

instructor Andrea Ho

Andrea Ho

Instructor

Andrea is a career teacher with a professional education background. She has the good fortune of being able to exercise both her passions in aviation and pedagogy as a Flight Instructor at PFC. Andrea believes in building competence and confidence through hands-on learning, optimal challenge, and, of course fun!

Nicholas Pudarevic

Nicholas Pudarevic

Instructor

Nicholas’ passion for aviation began with playing video games such as Star Wars Rogue Squadron and Starfighter at a young age. His father, sick of him playing video games, nurtured that passion by taking him inside the cockpits of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. He encouraged Nicholas to try flying after university, and after being airborne for the very first time, Nicholas fell in love.

Today, Nicholas is helping students realize their dreams in aviation. He is dedicated to ensuring that each student becomes a confident and safe pilot by instilling the correct attitudes and work ethic. His favorite part of the job is when students get that “eureka” moment and begin piecing everything together. When not flying, Nicholas is outdoors playing some sort of sport, at the gym either lifting weights or kickboxing, or reading up on whatever subject matter happens to capture his interest for the month.

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.

Michael Tse

Instructor

Aviation has always fascinated me since I was young. My start into the industry was studying aircraft maintenance engineering but upon completion of the program, I knew I wanted more and I took the commercial pilot program at BCIT. Whether you are looking to learn to fly for fun or as a profession, I am eager to share my knowledge and experience to help you achieve your goals!

Let’s get started!

Benjamin Gjernes

Instructor

I have been flying as a student with PFC for the past three years. During this time, I completed the BCIT Airline and Flight Ops program and obtained my instructor rating. My goal is to provide my students with the same quality of experience and enjoyment I had.

Nikhon Mehroin

Instructor

Nikhon spent a lot of his childhood flying between Vancouver and Toronto which sparked his interest in aviation. Unsure of his career path, he decided to listen to his family’s advice and take a familiarization flight. since then he has been inseparable from aircraft and loves to help others achieve their dreams in aviation.

Sina Amohammani

Instructor

My passion for aviation started when I first watched Top Gun at the age of seven. I pursued my love for flying and my goal is to help you do the same. I am looking forward to joining you on this exciting journey.

 

Esmond Tam

Instructor

Having grown up in Hong Kong, I have always been fascinated with aviation. I have always found the dynamic environment of the aviation industry very intriguing. After my familiarization flight with PFC, I have committed to working in the aviation industry. Having completed my training in the University of Waterloo Bachelor program, I am proud to join the PFC team and provide quality training to students.

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.

Wally Lee

Instructor