Personnel

Personnel

We make Air Gold Coast unique. Our staff and our customers make us more than just a flying school, rather a flying community.

Peter Long – General Manager

Mr Peter Long, our General Manager, has worked in the Flight Training and Aircraft Maintenance industry for over 20 years and is responsible for managing customer care and new and existing business opportunities.


Andrew Ward - Chief Flying Instructor

Having gained his Private Pilot Licence in 1976, with over 10 years of flight training experience with Air Gold Coast, and coupled with extensive management experience, Chief Flying Instructor Andrew Ward provides a wealth of knowledge, ensuring high flights standards are achieved and quality leadership is afforded to the Instructor team.


Andy Hartel - Chief Pilot

Chief Pilot Andy Hartel ensures Air Gold Coast's safety by overseeing safe and efficient company operations. Andy is also one of our Multi Engine Instrument Flight Rating Instructors, is a Cirrus Standardised Instructor Pilot (CSIP) and has extensive management experience.


Kevin Ladewig - Chief Ground Instructor

Kevin commenced his flying career over 40 years ago and has amassed over 14,500 flying hours of which over 9,000 hours was flying commercial jets with major Australian domestic airline. Kevin's experience as a Flight Instructor and Airline Captain coupled with over 7 years experience in teaching aviation theory, provides extensive knowledge for his role as Chief Ground Instructor in teaching the theory subjects.


Steven Rowe - Student Administration and Enrolments Officer

Steven has works in various schools both in Australia and abroad for more than 10 years. He has been working for the past 8 years in a Student Services role which looking after the non-teaching aspects of schools including enrolments, administration, international students (inc visas and immigration), finances, compliance and workplace health and safety.


Joy Ydeo – Marketing Manager

Joy has a Bachelor of Business Majoring in Marketing and since commencing work with the company, she has become an integral part of the Air Gold Coast Sales and Marketing team. With Joy's cultural background and commitment to the company she brings valuable insight into the many aspects needed to market the company's services to foreign students.


Dan Brown – Air Gold Coast’s Chief Engineer

Dan joined Air Gold Coast as an apprentice in 1998. Since then Dan has become a multi category Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and through his dedication to the company and customers was appointed Chief Engineer in 2009.

Stuart Lee – Assistant Engineer and Maintenance Controller

Stuart is a licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with useful experience on the workshop floor. He support our Chief Engineer for the day by day engineering functions and also is our primary Maintenance Controller for Professional Jet.

Bob Molony – Approved Testing Officer and Professional Jet Chief Pilot

Bob has amassed over 14,000 flying hours in a distinguished military and commercial aviation career. Today, Bob is currently an Air Gold Coast CASA approved testing officer and Professional Jet Chief Pilot.