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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.

Brett Martin

Grade 3 LTF Instructor Brett Martin was born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, a beautiful coastal area south-west of Melbourne that he’s now lucky enough to fly over as part of his job!

After completing a Trial Introductory Flight at Tyabb Airport, Brett was immediately hooked – and once he had begun his studies to become a pilot, he simply couldn’t see himself doing anything else for a career. He hopes to work towards becoming a Grade 1 Flight Instructor, and would one day love to be flying airliners.

From Brett: “The part of flying I love the most is the feeling of freedom once you leave the ground. It’s something that will never ever get old.”

Eric Sim

LTF Gr3 Flight Instructor Eric Sim was born in Malaysia and moved to Australia when he was 3. He always held a fascination for aviation – in particular the inner workings of an aircraft and what it takes to manage such complex machinery.

He has been flying for over 6 years now, having started his flight training in 2016 right here at Moorabbin Airport. The thing Eric loves the most about aviation is the fact that you never stop learning. Even after you feel as though you have mastered a particular aircraft or area of flying, there’s always new challenges or new perspectives to consider.

Eric’s goal is to hopefully work towards a role with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS): “I believe their work not only challenges team members as individuals, but they also provide rural communities with a critical service which would otherwise be impractical to deliver by any other means.”

Paul Wydymus

Melbourne born and raised, LTF Gr3 Instructor Paul Wydymus started flying in 2016, and has been flying commercially since 2019. As a small child he was captivated by flying, and his passion for aviation continued to grow as he got older.

Key moments in his developing love for aviation included an experience flying in the B737 simulator at the Qantas Flight Training Centre in 2012, and then taking the controls of an aircraft for the very first time during a Trial Introductory Flight in 2013 – the latter of which really cemented his goal of becoming a pilot.

Now as an instructor, Paul’s passion and sense of pride is in putting in the effort to see his students improve with patience and perseverance, learn important new pilot skills and ultimately achieve milestones in their training.

Paul’s long-term goal is to work towards flying in an aeromedical role for the RFDS if the opportunity arises. At this stage though, he is just enjoying each and every aspect of flying and appreciating the fact that he is able to pursue something he is so passionate about. We are thrilled to have Paul join the LTF Flight Instructor Team!

Calum Morgan

Calum was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and immigrated to Melbourne in 2012 at age 14. Still in high school and unsure what path he wanted to take with his career, a short flight around the city in 2016 changed everything. It was at that point that Calum knew he wanted to pursue aviation one way or another.

He started flying once or twice a week whilst still at school, also working different jobs to try and save more money to fly. He was even looking at options to continue his flying overseas, when he stumbled upon Learn To Fly and immediately felt like this was the place he was looking for.

Calum completed his Flight Instructor Rating (FIR) here at LTF, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team. He’s still unsure about exactly where his aviation journey will take him, but right now he is enjoying every moment. From Calum:

“The brilliant thing about this industry is that regardless of whether you are instructing, flying an Airbus or chartering twins in the outback, you are reminded every day what a pleasure it is to sit behind the controls of an aircraft. Every flight I am met with new scenarios, and I get to learn from these each time.”

Abhishek Khanna

LTF Grade 3 Flight Instructor Abhishek Khanna was born in India and moved to Australia at age 11. He caught the aviation bug early, when he was invited into the cockpit of an airliner at age 4, and completed his Commercial Pilot Licence in 2018.

As a Flight Instructor, Abhishek enjoys the satisfaction of helping student pilots achieve their aviation goals, and seeing them progress due to his direct input.

He’s one day love to fly an airliner, and can’t wait to marvel at the views from cruising altitude.

Kenny Won

Grade 3 LTF Instructor Kenny Won is originally from Korea and grew up in Hong Kong, and was fascinated by planes from a young age. He still clearly remembers a visit to the cockpit of an Airbus A320 during a flight when he was about 7 or 8 years old, and making the decision that this was what he wanted to do in the future.

Kenny started flying in 2017 in the USA, and obtained his PPL training part time whilst also studying at University. Following Uni, he returned to Hong Kong and worked in another industry for a couple of years before a career in the sky called to him.

He came to Australia and completed his CPL and Flight Instructor Rating with us here at LTF in 2019, and we’re now thrilled to welcome him back as an Instructor. Kenny’s ultimate goal is flying with an international airline.

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.