Meet Our Team…

Sue Telford – B Category Instructor/ CEO

Sue has been flying for 30 years with extensive mountain flying experience, accumulated right here in the Mt Aspiring, Mt Cook and Fiordland National Parks. She has flown for Aspiring Air, Mt Cook Airlines and Queenstown Flightseeing (now Real Journeys) to Milford Sound, Mt Aspiring and Mt Cook and is also rated in the Cessna 207, Cessna 206, Britten Norman Islander, Twin Otter and the Nomad. Sue has lived in Wanaka since 1989, is married with 2 teenage daughters and when not out flying enjoys hiking, biking and skiing in the local area.

Jenny Schmidt – A Category Instructor

Originally from Western Australia, Jenny holds an A Cat Instructor Rating. Her love of flying began at an early age, with her first solo flight when she was 16, and at 22 she started a flying school in WA’s southwest. Jenny has been in the aviation industry for over 30 years, the majority in flight training and testing, and 8 years in the aerial fire suppression team with Parks and Wildlife, fighting fires in WA. She has a wealth of instructing experience as well as low flying, photography, and survey. Being an Aussie flat-lander, Jenny is loving the mountain flying.


100% Safety Record

We take safety seriously and take pride in maintaining a 100% safety record after 3 decades of flying and flight training.