Patrick Fenech entered the world of aviation in 1993 when he started helping out during the International Airshow and International Air Rally. In 1997 he started working at the meteorological office observing weather, plotting surface and upper air charts, and issuing documentation to flight crew.
He has moved to air traffic in 1999. In his capacity as an air traffic controller, he is qualified in all positions, including ground movement control, aerodrome control, approach radar and area radar. He is also an Air Traffic Control on the job training instructor.
Apart from the above job, Patrick acts as the managing director for Malta School of Flying and Malta Wings. Having earned his Private Pilot's licence (PPL) in 1998, he has progressed his flight training till he achieved his Commercial Pilot's Licence and Multi Engine Rating in 2008. He is accredited by the Joint Aviation Authority as a PPL ground examiner and as a radio telephony examiner.
During his flying career he has logged hours on a variety of aircraft, including the Cessna 150, Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Cessna 206, Tecnam P92JS, Socata Rallye, Piper Warrior, Piper Arrow, Diamond DA40, the Beech Duchess, and the P2006T over the skies of the United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Tunisia, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Spain, Iceland, and Malta.
He is married to Joanne and has a young son, Jean Paul. His interests include travel, aviation and weather observations.
Captain Lightening is a retired Airline Captain with extensive training experience at all levels on light aircraft to performance A airliners and approved simulators. He is the Quality Manager of Malta School of Flying whilst also serving as the Post Holder of Flight Operations of our sister company Malta Wings.
Trevor has been a keen aviation enthusiast for as long as he can remember. At the age of 18 he became a proud holder of a JAR Private Pilot’s Licence and Night Rating. Trevor then used the privileges of his licence regularly to build up hours and experience, all whilst reading for his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Malta as well as a London College of Music Diploma in Musical Composition and Pianoforte Performance.
Today, Trevor holds a UK Commercial Pilot’s Licence together with Multi Engine, Instrument and Instructor Ratings. He is authorized as a Flight Examiner by the UK CAA and Malta CAD and is qualified to act as an instructor for Night, CPL and IR courses . Trevor is MSoF's Chief Ground Instructor, having held classes in all ground school theory subjects as well as Radio Telephony practical classes. In his free time, he can usually be found enjoying a good movie but other hobbies include motorsport and auto tuning, as well as computers and anything technology-related!
Having obtained his PPL in 2007, Joseph started his hour building and ATPL theory whilst studying for a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Mechatronics. In 2009, Joseph obtained his Commercial Pilot Licence together with the Multi-Engine and Instrument Ratings and also graduated with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Distinction level.
Having worked as an Avionics Technician for over two years, Joseph obtained precious experience on commercial airliners including the Airbus A320, A330 and A340 and Boeing 737. He became familiar with the cockpit layout, the various functions and the aircraft systems broadening his technical knowledge on modern commercial aircraft, especially in the avionics sector. Joseph then went to the UK to obtain his Instructor Rating before joining Malta School of Flying and Malta Wings.
Joseph likes to be active in sports especially in squash and athletics, winning multiple awards in the latter. Travelling is his biggest hobby and every year he visits different countries and places. He also likes to read and watch programs related to science and space. Art is one of his other interests and in fact he is also certified in Drawing & Painting and in Interior Design & Decoration.
Marco's first venture into the world of aviation was in 1996 when he attended Air Cadet training. He then formed part of the first group of PPL students examined in Malta at the age of 17. Marco obtained his CPL, MEP, IR and instructor rating in UK in 2003, and shortly after started instructing with Malta School of Flying in its initial days. In 2005, Marco joined the national airline as an Airbus 319/320 first officer and has since then gained valuable experience flying over Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South America.
Having been an enthusiast since the mid-1990s, following his Higher National Diploma graduation in Mechanical Engineering, Matthew started his career in aviation in 2009 where he joined the Malta Flying Group as a Flight Operations Officer, responsible for the Operations and Scheduling department. He then furthered his career in 2012 when he was selected by the Malta Air Traffic Services as an Air Traffic Control Officer following a course at Skyguide Training Centre, Zurich. Nowadays, Matthew's role in the Malta Flying Group is that of being a Flight Radio Telephony Instructor. His interests are music, aviation and travelling.
Noel is a qualified English language teacher after graduating from the University of Malta with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English in 2010. The following year, he completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with English as a main area of study from the same university. Currently, he is a teacher of English Language and Literature in a Maltese state school.
Noel has also been involved in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages and over the past few years he has taught various groups of teenagers and adult students who visit Malta to learn English. In this respect, Noel holds a TEFL certificate approved by the English as a Foreign Language Monitoring Board in Malta. He has also been awarded a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) and is a fervent follower of anything related to English Language Teaching.
Besides teaching and the English language, Noel is also interested in journalism and the media. In fact, while at university he was an editorial board member of an online news website and a printed publication run by Insite, a University of Malta student-media organisation. He is also interested in work done by voluntary organisations in the field of cultural heritage.
Jean Paul is a graduate in Communications from the University of Malta, and holds an IATA Diploma in Travel and Tourism. He has achieved his PPL in 2009, and also holds a night rating. He has logged flying hours on the Cessna 152 and 172, as well as on the Piper Archer II, and has flown over Malta, Italy and Switzerland where he has flown training flights in relation to flight in mountanous territory.