Meet the team

Our Philosophy: Quality Aircraft, Quality Facilities and Quality People

At the Redcliffe Aero Club, we’re proud to have a highly trained, professional and long-term team of Pilots and Support Staff who excel in all things aviation.

With around 8 Instructors on staff we are one of Queenslands largest flying schools, able to support your training needs with a vast level of experience but still with that INDIVIDUAL level of detail. Our Instructors are friendly, supportive and experienced, and the quality of our people reflects in the quality of our Students.

Please take a look below and get to know our team!

Our Team

Stephen White

Stephen White

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen joined the Team at Redcliffe Aero Club in 2015 as Chief Executive Officer. He previously served on the Board at RAC for eight years holding the positions of Company Secretary, Vice President and President.

Stephen completed his training at RAC including PPL, CPL, Multi-engine Command Instrument Rating and Instructor Rating. He has owned and operated three aircraft including two Cessna twin engine aircraft.

Before joining RAC Stephen was Managing Director of a national planning and design company for five years and a Director of that company for 12 years.

Mal McAdam

Mal McAdam

Chief Pilot and Head of Operations

Mal has been flying since 1999 and conducted all his training at the Redcliffe Aero Club. This was preceded by a successful career as a senior technician with Telstra, before deciding to pursue his long term passion of flying.

After obtaining his CPL, Mal gained aerial survey experience in both Cessna 320 and Cessna 402 twin engine aircraft, before deciding to become a Flight Instructor. Mal also teaches tailwheel and aerobatics.

Mal was appointed as Chief Pilot and Head of Operations in February 2018

Tom Hayter

Tom Hayter

Grade 1 Flight Instructor

Tom started flight training in 2009 at Archerfield, completing CPL in 2011. In 2012, he also graduated from Griffith University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Aviation.

Tom joined Redcliffe Aero Club as a casual instructor in 2014 and now works as a full time Grade 1 instructor

Nick Pratt

Nick Pratt

Grade 2 Flight Instructor

Nick started his flight training at Archerfield in 2013 while he was working for QantasLink, completing his CPL in 2015. Nick was offered a job at the flying school through which he conducting his training and became a Grade 2 Flight Instructor with this school. In 2016 Nick completed a Multi-engine Instrument Rating with The Redcliffe Aero Club. Nick then started working for RAC in 2017.

Nick enjoys instructing and ideally would like to teach Multi-Engine IFR, aerobatics and formation flying. Outside of aviation Nick enjoys SCUBA diving and most things to do with technology.

Callum Taggart

Callum Taggart

Grade 2 Flight Instructor

Callum has always been passionate about Aviation. Whilst studying Aviation at Griffith University he took on a mentoring role leading him towards a career of flight instructing. Callum enjoys instructing and he finds great satisfaction in getting the best out of his students. Callum started at Redcliffe as a member back in 2014, completing his instructor rating in 2015, before going on the help with the HKFTC. Callum is committed to continual professional development having just completed his G2 upgrade, he is now focussed on completing his ATPL theory subjects.

Mark McCann

Mark McCann

Grade 2 Flight Instructor

Marks path into aviation began seven years ago here in Redcliffe, where he had his first introductory flight. Shortly after that, he began studying at Griffith University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Aviation, and a Graduate Diploma of Flight Management.

Mark completed his flight training at Archerfield Airport, achieving his commercial licence and multi-engine instrument rating in 2014. After graduating in early 2015, he worked for a year and a half in a warehousing role before making a move to the north side of Brisbane. He then completed a flight instructor rating here at RAC.

 Jack Curran

Jack Curran

Commercial Pilot

Jack joined the Redcliffe Aero Club as a student in 2013 and completed his training with RAC. Jack holds a Multi engine class instrument rating. After a year of skydive flying in Hervey Bay Jack became a Line Charter Pilot with the Redcliffe Aero club in March 2018 and looks forward to expanding his knowledge and skills.

Mary Treglown

Mary Treglown

Office Administrator

Mary joined Redcliffe Aero Club in 2015 as a full time office administrator. She has a backround in Admin, Sales and Customer Service.

The Board

Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

President

Mike first started to learn to fly at RAC in 1982 when he completed 12 hours flying and then put flying on hold due to family and business commitments. He restarted flight training again in 1996 and completed his PPL in 2000. He currently holds a NVFR and PIFR rating and is working towards being able to fly Angel Flights. Mike has been a member of RAC since 2004 and is heavily involved with the social side of the Aero Club organizing monthly flyaways and activities. Mike was made a Life Member of the Aero Club in 2013

Sam Keenan

Vice President

Sam is a procurement and logistics professional, with a banking and contracts management background. He is an active pilot, training and flying with RAC since 2007 and holds a private pilot license as well as a NVFR. Sam operates a private company providing procurement and logistics management services to a number of major Australian mining and retail brands.

Mark Roberts-Thomson

Secretary

Mark has been involved in aviation for the last 40 years. He has been a member of the Aero Club for the last IO years, and is an aircraft owner. He has previously worked for three airlines both in Australia and overseas. During this time, he has kept an interest in general aviation and flown regularly as a private pilot.

Margot Logan

Treasurer

Margot is a project management professional with a background in construction, mining, education and hospitals. She commenced her flying with RAC in 2006 however due to extended work commitments throughout Australia and then being based regionally in Queensland to project manage a large 4 year mining project, she was unable to complete the final requirements to achieve GFPT prior to putting flying activities on hold. Margot looks forward to returning to flying training and also participates in the monthly fly-away.

Bryan Galvin

General Committee

Bryan is a lawyer by occupation having been admitted as a solicitor 38 years ago. He has practiced as a lawyer for 25 years and was a Councillor and Deputy Mayor of a large Queensland local government council for 13 years. Bryan also has a Masters in Urban and Town Planning. Bryan currently manages a specialist law firm employing eight lawyers across two offices. He commenced his flying career in 2009 and holds a PPL licence.

Ristan Greer

General Committee

Ristan has a background as a veterinarian with over 30 years in private practice. She has also been involved with veterinary and medical teaching and research for many years, and is an Honorary Associate Professor with The University of Queensland. She currently runs her own consultancy in biomedical research. As the daughter of an airline pilot with family relocations through Brisbane, New Guinea and Melbourne, she has always had a keen interest in aviation. Ristan obtained her PPL with R.A.C in January 2014, with MPPC and tailwheel endorsement since then.

Tom Hassall

General Committee

Thomas works within the Queensland Department of Health. Tom has been a member of emergency response teams in several countries and is currently working on interoperability and improved communications between the 3 major public safety agencies in Queensland. Tom joined the Redcliffe Aero Club in 2008 and holds a commercial pilots license with passes in all ATPL subjects.

Ray Vuillermin

General Committee

Ray stared flying as ATC cadet in 1956. 40 years with two major airlines. 6 years with CASA. ATO and consultant instructor after that. Now retired.
Has always maintained interest in vintage /warbird aircraft. Maintained instructor rating since 1959. Has Two vintage aircraft.