GRADE 2 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR
LTF Grade 2 Flight Instructor Hamish Smillie has been flying for 5 years now and can remember 2 distinct moments in his childhood that drew him to want to fly. The first was watching an F4 Phantom fighter jet screaming into life from 50 feet away at the 1992 Avalon Airshow, and the second was having the amazing experience of being in the cockpit of a Qantas Boeing B747 on approach and landing into Singapore’s Changi Airport!
He loves being able to share his passion with other pilots and as a Flight Instructor, he gains a huge feeling of achievement from being able to mentor students from their very first flight right through to their first solo flight, and eventually their CPL and first aviation job.
Hamish would one day love to be a Check and Training Captain with Qantas on any of their aircraft types.