SI John McKenzie
John has been at the helm of Orange Flight Training for the past four years, but has opted to revert to Senior Instructor, with the change of ownership of the school in July 2018.
He often flew commercially in and out of Orange, and watching the Jabirus taxiing around, he decided he should sample the joys of flying in a light plane. Living under our training area at Forest Reefs further cemented the idea, as he saw the Jabirus flying overhead and practising manoeuvres in the area. He started lessons early in 2007, and soon after gaining his Pilot Certificate, reckoned he'd like to go further and complete his instructor rating. He also gained his Private Pilot Licence along the way.
John's background is in Agriculture, and until April 2015, he worked part time in an agricultural pursuit.
He's also involved in Rotary, and until recently was a committee member of the Orange Aero Club.