24 Jan

As a young boy growing up in Belgium, Instructor Hans Cools dreamt of becoming a pilot. In 2011, he began his commercial pilot training in the UK and in 2013 he went on to gain his Grade 3 Instructor Rating in Australia. Hans has worked in the Aviation Industry ever since, joining MAF in 2017.

Initially Hans and his family were due to head directly to serve with MAF in Arnhem Land as a pilot but this has been put on hold temporarily and Hans joined our team of instructors to welcome the first flight training students of 2018. Following his time in Mareeba, Hans will not only be flying the MAF aircraft but will also be serving the MAF Arnhem Land team as a check and training pilot.