The RFC is a small flying school run by dedicated aviation professionals.
...The RFC is owned and operated by Paul McKeown and Martin Power.
Paul and Marty are highly experienced aviation professionals, each with over 20 years flying experience.
Originally from New South Wales, Marty took several jobs after completing his flight training, from skydiving and charter through to the highly competitive and demanding role of outback 'bank runner'. After a stint in the regional airlines flying turbo-props Marty joined a large Australian airline where he rose to the rank of Captain, flying Boeing 737, Embrarer 170/190 and later Airbus A330 Aircraft. Quickly recognised for his skills as an instructor, Marty has served as a training captain for many years, a position he continues to occupy to the present day.
A Queenslander, Paul began his flying in gliders before moving on to ultralights and general aviation aircraft. His first job was as an ultralight instructor on Drifters, a type he has had a long association with. Paul moved on to GA instructing and then spent several years in Northern Australia flying charter operations in remote areas in both piston and turbo prop aircraft. Paul eventually joined a major Australian airline flying Boeing 737 and Embrarer 170/190 aircraft. Paul has also held airline training captain positions and currently flys as a Boeing 737 Captain for a small airline into the remote regions of the Central Pacific region. Paul has instructed pilots at every level of the industry and currently holds Chief Flying Instructor and Examiner Approvals.
Both pilots have a passion for aviation and are bonded by both their friendship and their love of the air. Paul and Marty have a special interest in 'stick and rudder' flying and are motivated by the desire to share their skills and love of aviation with a new generation of airmen and airwomen.
Paul and Marty know what it takes to be a safe and effective pilot, no matter what size aircraft you fly. But more importantly, these guys love what they do and can't wait to share that feeling with you!
Paul and Marty are ably assisted by a wonderful team of instructors and support staff who embrace the ideals of the RFC and who bring their own expert experience and skill to the delivery of high quality aviation services for our students.
Meet The Team:
Chief Pilot / CFI / Head of Operations
Deputy Chief Pilot / Deputy CFI
Head of Airworthiness and Aircraft Maintenance
Senior Instructor RA-Aus
Head of Glider Towing
Senior Instructor RA-Aus
Grade 1 Instructor GA
Head of Simulator Operations
RA-Aus Senior Instructor / CPL International Student Manager
Senior Instrutor RA-Aus / International Student Co-ordinator
RPC / PPL Pilot
Myaircraft Project Manager
Admin Manager /
Scenic Flight Co-ordinator