Sharn is a ‘B’ Category instructor with over 3500hrs of flying experience. He has a wealth of tailwheel experience and has been involved in general aviation for the last 10 years. He is working on his ‘A’ Category instructors rating and hopes to hold this by the end of the year. He started his flying career in Tauranga and has spent a season flying in Canada. Prior to joining the Marlborough Aero Club, he was the CFI of the South Canterbury Aero Club.
In their own words.. “I made the move to Marlborough to put my tail wheel experience to good use and pass on the skills that I have acquired over the years. The Marlborough region also appeals to me as I am an avid mountain biker in my spare time, and the trails we have at our disposal are just magnificent to ride”.
Raylene is our most recent appointment, joining us in early 2015, and is the first point of contact when you come in to the office.
Having spent the last 16 years working part time, her two daughters are now old enough to look after themselves so this full time role came up at the right time. Working in sales, marketing and administration for many years MAC is perfectly suited to keep her busy and allows her to most importantly keep in contact with people.
Not keen on learning to fly herself (at the moment anyway) Raylene is enjoying filling in her "log book" with passenger flights in different planes around the air field!!!
In their own words.. "I am very lucky to be surrounded by such enthusiastic, passionate people who love what they do... With the best view in town out of my office window MAC is a great place to be."
Craig is Chief Pilot at Sounds Air. Previously he has held the position of Managing Director of Sounds Aero Maintenance. Also positions as an avionic engineer/instructor with Air NZ (15 years), Base Engineer for Eagle Airways in Blenheim, and Maintenance Controller for Vincent Aviation (both NZ and Australia) and SoundsAir.
Craig is a keen aviation enthusiast, and has flown the Beech 1900 for Vincent Aviation, and currently flies the C208 Caravan for Sounds Air part time. He also holds "C" and "D" Category Flight Instructor ratings.
In their own words.. My passion in life is flying my Piper Pacer ZK-BSH into the back blocks of NZ, hunting and fishing and landing in areas normally inaccessible to most aircraft. It's very addictive !