Hannah Burnett

Hannah was born and raised in Melbourne. She studied for the Diploma of Aviation and went on to achieve her CPL and Multi-engine Class Rating. 

When going on holidays, Hannah often looked forward to flying. Pursuing an aviation career was always on her mind as a possibility after high school, but she first attended university for a year. After that year, she realised that her passion for aviation was stronger, and had never looked back. 

Hannah loves instructing her students, she takes great joy in passing on her knowledge and seeing them progress. She says it is very rewarding to watch them develop their own skills and show understanding of her lessons.

Hannah would love to one day fly for a major airline. In the immediate future, she looks forward to becoming a grade 2, grade 1, and then multi-engine instructor. 

Freddie Hui

Freddie came from Hong Kong to begin his flying career in Melbourne. He completed all his training at Learn to Fly achieving his RPL, PPL, CPL and MECIR right through to his Instructor Rating. Being 100% Learn to Fly made as a student, Freddie has continued his flying career with us as an instructor, coming full circle to help others achieve their goals. 

During Freddie’s childhood, he was always fascinated by planes flying through the sky. Now, Freddie says that he enjoys every moment of flying while passing on what he has learned to his students. He says that “students have the best classroom in the world from the cockpit, with a breathtaking view.”

Freddie is looking forward to progressing his career by pursuing his Instrument Rating and gaining experience in different aircraft particularly Multi-engine aircraftwhich he hopes to master and one day teach. 

Lucas Rigg

Lucas was born and raised in Melbourne, bouncing around the South East suburbs.

Lucas grew up going to the Avalon AirShow with his dad whenever it was on, however, his journey to becoming a pilot began years later after finishing high school.

His first year out of school Lucas was looking for inspiration on what to pursue. After being prompted by a friend who had started their flight training, Lucas went on a whim and gave it a go. He completed his Bachelor of Science (Aviation) and began flight training. 2 years later he obtained his CPL and decided the next best step would be to start instructing.

In the future, Lucas is interested in starting to instruct aerobatics and tailwheel. Eventually, he hopes to fly for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and explore float plane flying.

Tom Logan

Melbourne-born Grade 3 LTF Flight Instructor Tom Logan was fascinated by flying from a young age, and whilst he always really wanted to be a pilot, life had other plans initially. After high school Tom decided that learning to fly wasn’t really something he was able to afford, and so instead pursued a successful professional career as a Civil Engineer.

Fast forward 7 years, and that urge to fly was still there. Tom decided to look into his options again, found a way to make it work, and decided that he couldn’t let the opportunity pass him by. In another twist, Tom’s decision to switch from an established career to learning to fly came just before the COVID pandemic took hold. Despite the enormous challenges that presented, he wasn’t giving up.

Tom completed his CPL, MECIR and then a Flight Instructor Rating with us here at LTF – and now we welcome him to the team as a Flight Instructor. What a great success story, and an excellent example of why it’s never too late to chase your dreams.

Now as a professional pilot, Tom loves the feeling of being in the air and getting a perspective on the world that is totally different to what we get on the ground – and his ultimate goal is to become an airline pilot.

Brandon Sundaralingam

Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Melbourne, Grade 3 Learn To Fly Flight Instructor Brandon Sundaralingam has always loved anything aviation and travel-related. In 2017 he went for a Trial Introductory Flight and a session in the Boeing B737 simulator, and enjoyed it so much that he started flight training the following year.

After starting his training with another flight school, Brandon completed his CPL with us here at LTF. He then completed his MECIR with us, and then a Flight Instructor Rating, and now we’re thrilled to welcome him to our instructor team!

Brandon would one day like to see himself flying from the left seat of an Australia-based airline, and in the meantime:

“The sights you see from above are truly amazing, and the dynamic nature of flying keeps it fun/interesting 100% of the time.”

Stefano Liucci

Melbourne born and raised, LTF Grade 3 Instructor Stefano Liucci started flying straight after finishing high school in 2017 by studying and completing a Bachelor of Aviation program. Having always loved to travel, he initially saw flying as a means to see the world.

Once he began to learn to fly though, he realised that being a pilot offered so much more than what he initially thought. He loved the liberating feeling and thrill of sitting in the cockpit and being in control of an aircraft in flight, taking in the unique views of the world below.

As a Flight Instructor, Stefano enjoys being able to assist students with the same passion for flying as he had when he was training to reach their own aviation goals. Eventually he would love to fly for a major airline, and then an ultimate goal would be to finish his career flying scenic flights around Italy, a country with which he shares family heritage.

William Thomas

William Thomas grew up in a small farming town in regional Western Australia and was always fascinated with both the beauty of flying and the technical side of aviation. He started flying at age 15 and given his location, was able to build some very unique experiences flying over some of Australia’s most remote and barren areas with minimal navigational aids.

As a Flight Instructor, William enjoys challenging his own knowledge and learning along with his students. He finds the ability to pass on his experience very rewarding and loves seeing students grasp complex problems and progress through their training.

William hopes to experience a variety of operations in his pilot career including multi-engine IFR instructor, flying for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and eventually a major airline.