A full-time AME, Sebastien, first became interested in flying in his native France but had to wait until he immigrated to Canada to get his wings. With a loan from his Father in late 1998, Sebastien was finally able to fulfill his childhood dreams of flight. Two months after becoming a licensed ultralight pilot, he received his Instructors rating. Now rated on 15 different aircraft types, Sebastien also has the following endorsements: Float, Tail dragger, and Mountain check. Sebastien is also often called on for his test piloting abilities by local builders.
James began his flying career in 1994. After completing his private pilots’ license (aeroplane) in Vernon B.C., He then moved to Calgary to enroll in the Mount Royal College Commercial Aviation Diploma Program. It was in Calgary, while attending the program, that James discovered ultra-lights. After completing his instructor’s rating in 1997 he began a part time job as an instructor/check pilot for the Calgary Flight Training Center based at Springbank Airport (CYBW) where he primarily flew the Zenair CH601 and Avid Mk IV Taildragger.
After wandering down various other career paths, which included 7 years’ service in the Canadian Armed Forces (Army) and working as a helicopter medic, James is happy to be returning to aviation. His long term goals include completing his alternate category license and becoming a commercial helicopter pilot. Currently James holds a commercial pilots’ license (aeroplane) with multi engine rating, and an ultra-light pilots’ license with instructors’ rating. He also has about 30 hours of flight time in a Bell 205 “Huey” helicopter.
A full-time high school Shop Teacher, you can find Duncan at the airport on the weekends and during the beautiful BC summers. With over 15 years of ultralight flying experience, Duncan is a seasonal favourite both in the air and during his colourful ground schools.
KGA is proud to announce our newest Instructor. Joel Ellis. Joel comes to us from the GA world and Air Cadets, where he learned to glide. Joel has been flying for close to 7 years and is ultimately looking for a career with the Canadian Air force.