New chief for flight school

Hamilton Airport-based airline pilot training provider CTC Aviation has appointed RNZAF chief Air Vice-Marshal Peter Stockwell as its new managing director.

Stockwell takes up the job in mid-February on retiring from a distinguished 40-year military career.

He will meet staff and cadets at the flight school today.

During his airforce career, Stockwell was involved in all aspects of senior operational and training leadership in New Zealand and overseas. Of particular relevance to his new role with CTC Aviation was his service in flight training roles and as director of Air Force Training.

"I am very excited to be joining CTC Aviation, a dynamic company that is renowned for setting high standards and producing very professional pilots. I'm looking forward to applying my aviation knowledge and experience as CTC looks to further capitalise on the global growth in the aviation sector," Stockwell said.

He is also on the New Zealand Aviation Industry Association board, made up of leaders of major New Zealand aviation organisations. CTC Aviation trains about 2000 airline pilots each year for 50 airlines.

Waikato Times