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Our Fantastic Team

Our senior management team have over 100 years of flight training experience between them, spanning FAA, EASA and the UK authorities. The team’s aim is to guide and mentor you through your flight training to become the best aviator you can be.

“Becoming a pilot is not a box ticking exercise and we pride ourselves on quality flight training. Producing world class aviators, ready for the professional aviation industry is at the heart of what we do” – Head of Training

Stephen and Antonia Fisher

Stephen and Antonia Fisher

Stephen has over 21,000 hours flying, 14,000 of which are instruction, so there is not much he doesn’t know about flight training.  He is one of the very few Senior Examiners for the CAA and Malta authorities as a Flight Instructor Examiner. He has also flown the 737-800 for Miami Air, amassing airline operational experience and brings huge knowledge to his students and the Academy programs on offer.

Antonia runs the show day-to-day and has an extensive flight training sales and flight safety management background. 

Oliver Fisher

Oliver Fisher

Oliver Fisher flew the VC10 for the Royal Air Force, flying around the world including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Falkland Islands, the USA and Europe.  As a Chief Flying Instructor on the Grop Tutor and Head of Training he has instructing experience, and now flies the Airbus 320 for British Airways, bringing modern airline experience to the Academy.

Spartak Keshtmand

Spartak Keshtmand

Spartak as an FAA Chief Pilot and in house FAA Examiner, brings huge amounts of aviaiton experience running 50 strong instructor teams and ensuring flying standards are kept high and the FAA are kept happy at all times, which is no easy task. 

Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Captain Tom Cooper, an airline pilot for over 35 years, thirty of which was with Eastern Airlines has amassed in excess of 30,000 hours of flight time.  After Eastern Airlines ceased operations he founded Gulfstream International Airlines, a commuter airline based in Florida which enjoyed a commercial relationship with both Continental and United Airlines.  An off-shoot of the commuter airline was Gulfstream International Flight Academy which trained, and placed with major commuter and regional airlines alike, thousands of graduates.  A noted aviation author, he is pleased to share his varied aviation experiences with our students as they prepare for an exciting and exhilarating career in aviation.

Carole Pool

Carole Pool

Carole runs our flight operations and administration and the students love her. 

Tony Pool

Tony Pool

Our Citation Captain gives a corporate aviation perspective to our students and loves to impart his extensive knowledge of the best Florida airfields to visit to our students in their time building phases. 

Maintenance

Maintenance

We wouldn’t be able to do anything without our fantastic hangar crew keeping us safely airborne everyday, and always eating us out of donuts of course.

Pilots Paradise Academy

202 Airport Drive East (Academy Campus) and 300 Airport Drive West (West Facility)
Sebastian Airport, FL 32958

(772) 589-0800