Bridget has recently joined MAF and is training to become a Flight Instructor. She started flying in 1998 and gained her commercial license in 2017. Bridget is from New Zealand and prior to joining MAF was a Research Scientist in experimental Physics. In early 2016, God reminded Bridget of her dream to become a pilot […]

1 Aug

René Don joined our training team in mid-2018 as Head of Delivery, responsible for all operations and student planning in the training centre. Originally from the Netherlands, René worked as a hardware and software designer before joining MAF in 2009. Following completion of flight training with MAF (when our training centre was at Coldstream in […]

Flight instructor Neil Alexander joined the team in Mareeba in early 2018. Neil is a qualified pilot, instructor and engineer and has spent his entire career in the aviation industry, starting as a Hawker de Havilland Aeronautical Engineering Cadet in 1979. Amongst other positions, Neil worked for Hawker Pacific from 1987 until 2001 as the […]

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. […]

25 Jul

Michael Vogel joined our team of flight instructors in early 2017 and is a casual instructor at the training centre. He has been a pilot with MAF since 2007, first serving in the Arnhem Land programme for three years and then as DHC-6 and C208 Captain in Papua New Guinea for almost seven years. Originally from […]

Simon Wunderli is a Standardisation Instructor and joined our team of instructors at the end of 2016. Born in Papua New Guinea into a missionary family, Simon is actually Swiss in nationality. He trained at Moody Aviation in America as an aircraft mechanic and pilot, and Simon has used both skills during his working career. Joining MAF […]

25 Jul

Andy Little is an Australian pilot who joined our team of flight instructors in mid-2017. Since completing his Commercial Pilot’s Licence back in 2007, Andy has gained many hours of both flying and training experience which he brings to his role here. Andy has previously worked as a flight instructor at ACMA (the Australian Centre […]

Andrew Jenkins is the MAF International Senior Training Captain for Pilot Standardisation. Andrew gained his Commercial Pilot’s Licence in 1993 and he has been a Grade 1 rated flight instructor since 2000. He and his family have been with MAF since 1999, serving in Victoria (Australia), Papua New Guinea and Arnhem Land. His current role […]

Volkher Jacobsen is the MAF International Flight Training Manager. He joined MAF in 1995 and has spent his entire professional career serving with MAF. First in Arnhem Land, then from 1996 in various locations throughout Papua New Guinea, where he held different roles, including Deputy Chief Pilot. In 2004, Volkher moved with his family to […]