David Pett is the MAF International Training Captain for the AVGAS single engine piston fleet.
Originally from the UK, David took his first flying lesson in 1992 and obtained his Commercial Pilot’s Licence in 2003. David then trained as a Flight Instructor in 2003-2004. David and his family joined MAF in 2006. They spent eight years serving with MAF on Elcho Island in Arnhem Land, during which time David performed different roles, Base Manager, Operations Manager and Training and Check Pilot. In 2014 the family relocated to the Cairns regional support office for his current role.
David is often in Mareeba instructing existing MAF pilots when they are here for training, or he is flying out to the different MAF programmes across the world in a training and advisory capacity. David has an engineering background and has held engineering design, quality, safety and operations roles before joining MAF. David has both EASA and CASA CPL’s and Flight Instructor Ratings.