FREDDY FUENTES

FREDDY FUENTES

GRADE 3 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR

Grade 3 Flight Instructor Freddy Fuentes was born in Santiago, Chile, and moved to Australia when he was 3 years old. It was on a family trip back to Chile at age 5 that he caught the aviation bug and wanted to follow his dreams to become a pilot.

He completed his CPL training in 1993, but the collapse of Ansett Airlines in Australia at that time flooded the market with highly qualified pilots and made it very hard to enter the industry. If you’re born to fly, you’re born to fly – so after 25 years away Freddy decided to rekindle his dream to be a pilot, and enrolled with us at Learn To Fly in 2018. He has now completed his Flight Instructor Rating with us, and we are very excited to have him join our team.

Freddy loves the 3-dimensional freedom of movement that flying offers, and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge with the next generation of pilots. As a dream pilot role, he’d love to one day find himself flying seaplanes around the Whitsunday Islands on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.