Allow us to take you on a journey of how The Recreational Flying Company came to be and where we are today.
...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 of 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, Embraer 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 Embraer 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!
David and Charmaine although new to the role of Managing an aviation business, they are certainly not new to the Industry.
David has been in aviation for many years in both flight instruction and engineering roles. His passion for aviation extends through to his instructing and this is evident by the testimonials from his students.
Charmine's journey into aviation began with her son Jordon, commencing his flight training with The Recreational Flying Company in 2017. Charmaine uses this experience to now inform families of the path they are about to embark on.
David and Charmaine appreciate and understand the commitment and dedication needed from the student and the support of their family to get where they want to be.
Together..David and Charmaine welcome you to The Recreational Flying company and look forward to the opportunity to have you visit us for a chat.
"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going".
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Meet the team
General Manager/ Administration and Accounts Manager
Senior RA-Aus Instructor/ Grade 2 GA Instructor
RA-Aus CFI/ Senior RA-Aus Instructor