With 12 years experience, Chris has established himself as a leading industry professional across all GA sectors.
Starting as a ground handler at Sydney Aerobatic School, Chris trained up to the position of Grade 2 Flight Instructor, aerobatic training. He flew aerobatic adventure flights in a sponsored Extra 200 and Pitts Special for several years.
In 2010 Chris established his own adventure flight business, Southern Biplane Adventures, at Wollongong, NSW. In under 5 years he has developed this business into the premier adventure flight company in the region with its own major sponsor.
Five Point Aviation, Advanced Flight School opened in July 2014 as the training department of Southern Biplanes. Already the flight school has engaged numerous students in a wide range of training.
Chris holds Surface Level and Formation Aerobatics Endorsements, Multi-engine Endorsement, a number of Training Approvals. Chris is now a Grade 1 Instructor and sponsored display pilot.
As Managing Director/Chief Pilot of Southern Biplanes and Five Point Aviation, Chris has developed a keen understanding of industry best practice and the requirements to safely and efficiently carry them out. His interaction with stakeholders across the aviation industry has given him insight into the broad range of issues important to the operation and management of airports and aircraft Australia wide.
Jonathan is a Commercial Pilot by trade and is very passionate about the aviation industry.
He has gained experience in aviation from remote area flying, ferrying aircraft, aerobatic joyrides, charter and surveying.
Jonathan became the founding Chief Pilot, Aviation Safety Officer and Damp Supervisor for an aerial survey company which surveyed Australian cities for Government and Commercial sectors.
He then gained qualifications in other areas in the aviation sector becoming an Aerodrome Reporting Officer (ARO) and Work Safety Officer (WSO) getting experience at Bankstown Airport. Jonathan then became the Head Work Safety Officer on the Chevron Gorgan project at Barrow Island for the Runway upgrade. Jonathan has also been a Relief Airport Manager at Olympic Dam for BHP and an Aerodrome Reporting Officer for RIO TINTO.
Jonathan has also gained a CASA UAV Controller Licence and worked with Yamaha Australia on their UAV Projects.
He has also commenced further studies in aviation management @UNSW to increase his knowledge, specialising in Safety Risk Management and Safety Management Systems.
Jonathan is currently Chief Pilot for one of the worlds leading aerial surveying companies.
James has been involved in the aviation industry for over a decade. He has worked in all facets of the industry. James gained valuable flying experience all over Australia in the GA sector. Flying skydivers, charter, freight, scenics, aerial photography and survey. James’ experience isn’t limited to just flying, he also has vast experience as a Safety Manager, DAMP supervisor and Operations Manager.
Over the past few years James moved away from flying, to work as an Aerodrome Manager of Australia’s largest Fly In Fly Out airport in remote WA. During this time, he gained excellent working knowledge of Aerodrome operations, airline operations and the unique needs of the resources sector. He has also provided mentoring, consulting and relief work at other large regional aerodromes.
James’ speciality is safety and operational management. He has provided assistance to many flying companies to help gain their initial AOC, as well as assisting Aerodromes transit from Registered to Certified and upgrading compliance manuals to cater for larger aircraft types.
He currently works for an industry leading aerial survey company as their Manager of Operations.
James has over 20 years of experience working in the IT industry and is an Airline Pilot for one of Australia's largest regional airlines.
Combining his passion for both industries, James brings a wealth of experience and expertise to help drive the technologies behind all of AVCRMs products to the next level.
James has worked for numerous small to large IT startups after having completed a Computer Science Degree in 2000. He has performed in numerous roles ranging from Web Developer, Network Administrator and Project Manager. He has a strong passion for web programming and researching new technologies.
A large amount of James' flying experience was gained from working as a Grade 1 Flying Instructor for a flying school based on the mid north coast of NSW. During his time there James helped develop an in-house software solution to assist the school manage their day to day operations. With his extensive experience he is able to bring an indepth knowledege to AVCRM and help ensure that the right technologies fit with the specific requirements of the aviation industry.