About Fly Now Redcliffe
Recreational Flight Training
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Fly Now Redcliffe has been operating since 2012 and offers Recreational Flight Training.
We operate 7 days a week, weather permitting, from Redcliffe Airport which has easy access to all of the Brisbane area.
We teach in our 2 x Tecnam Eaglet aircraft.
These aircraft have very precise control, making them a real pleasure to fly.
We are high time instructors who have lots of real life flying experience.
Our emphasis is on teaching you the basics while transferring good disciplines and aircraft handling skills on to you.
You will have fun learning to fly here!
Mahl Oakes - Instructor CFi & owner
Mahl Oakes CFI
Mahl Oakes is the owner and CFI of Fly Now Redcliffe which he opened in 2012. He has over 6,500 flying hours total time with 6,000 hours of instructing.
Mahl learnt to fly in a Cessna 172 at Caloundra in 1986 and attained his Private Pilots Licence, and in 1991 he achieved his Recreational Instructors Rating.
He started teaching at Redcliffe in 1993 flying in Sky Foxes.
Some of his students have gone on to become commercial and military pilots, but many are pilots who fly just for the fun of it!
Mahl has a down to earth no-nonsense approach to both flying and life, with a big emphasis on having fun!
Rob Morley - instructor
Rob Morley began his journey with aircraft by working as a maintenance engineer for Qantas at 18 years old. During that time, he completed his RA-AUS license through Fly Now Redcliffe.
He realised his passion for flying and managed to snag a position in the Jetstar Cadetship Program, where he completed his Private Pilots License and Commercial Pilots License, now leading to his role as a Boeing 787 international pilot for Jetstar.
Rob has a unique understanding and love of aircraft having worked behind the scenes and on the front line. Rob joined Fly Now Redcliffe in August 2020 and hopes to provide students with a straightforward, fun, and passionate approach on learning to fly.
Rob Morley in 787
peter kowalski - instructor
Peter Kowalski began his career in aviation with the RAAF in 1995 where he gained a trade qualification as an Aircraft Technician working on F-111 aircraft at RAAF Base Amberley.
In 1997 he commenced flying training at Archerfield Airport where he eventually gained a Commercial Pilots Licence and a Grade 1 Instructor Rating. Peter has trained pilots from the ab initio level through to Commercial Pilots Licences, Instructor Ratings, Initial Multi Engine Endorsements and Instrument Ratings.
Peter was also a charter pilot during this time flying predominantly a Cessna 310 out west. Peter brings with him 3500 hours of flying experience with 3000 hours instructing.
A slight change of career in 2010 saw Peter gain employment with Virgin Australia where he worked as a Flight Dispatcher for 10 years building flight plans for Virgin Australia’s pilots on their domestic and international sectors.
In 2020 Peter decided to return to his passion of instructing, passing on valuable knowledge gained during his 25 years in aviation.
come & Join us - LEARN To Fly!
If you would like to learn to fly, come and join us. Learn to fly with dedicated professionals! We look forward to meeting you! Have fun and enjoyment while you learn to fly.