Patrick Fenech is a fully qualified air traffic controller, and is the managing director of the Malta School of Flying. Having earned his Private Pilot's wings in 1998, he has progressed his flight training till he achieved his Commercial Pilot's Licence and Multi Engine Rating in 2008. In his capacity as an air traffic controller, he is qualified in all aspects of flight operations, including apron control, tower control, approach control and area control. 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, Socata Rallye, Piper Warrior, Piper Arrow, and the Beech Duchess, 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.
Pedro's career in Aviation started in 1997 when he joined Air Portugal to work as a Maintenance Engineer. He then started training for his PPL in the year 2000 and after only 4 months he was upgrading to an ATPL. In 2005 Pedro obtained his first commercial pilot job, flying the L-1011 as a Flight Engineer and in 2006 he concluded his Instructor Rating. Since then, Pedro has flown for over 2600 hours with over 2500 in glass cockpit aircraft and simulators. He was selected to be MSoF's Head of Training and Chief Flying Instructor during late 2011. Pedro holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and enjoys various hobbies including paragliding, gliders, hot air balloons and travelling to big cities like Paris, London, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Delhi and Seoul. He was born in Cascais in Portugal and is married with one son and one daughter.
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.
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 at night and in instrument conditions. Trevor is MSoF's Chief Ground Instructor, having held classes in all 9 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!
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.