Flight Instruction Team

Our Instructors, under the leadership of Graham Palmer (CFI), are the backbone of flight operations at the Victoria Flying Club.

Graham Palmer (CFI), Class 1

Graham began instructing at VFC in 1997 and became CFI in 2001. With over 11,000 hours of flight time, he is endorsed to fly single and multi engine land and sea aeroplanes and has a Group I Instrument rating and ATPL. He holds a Class I Instructor Rating and a Class I Aerobatic Instructor rating. He is designated by Transport Canada as a Pilot Examiner and is authorized to conduct Pilot Licencing on behalf of the Minister of Transport. He finds himself busy with supervisory duties as well as Instructor, tail wheel, aerobatic and float training and flight testing. Graham is passionate about flying and enjoys sharing this passion with all who fly with him. Working under the guidance of Graham are a host of dedicated instructors. Come and meet them!

Marcel Poland (Operations Manager), Class 1

Marcel has been at VFC for 12 years and has over 7,000 hours of flight time. He is also designated by Transport Canada as a Pilot Examiner and acts as our Line Supervisor. Marcel's flying highlights include starting an air taxi service and doing his first PPC in a Twin Otter. His ambitions are to keep flying fun and be remembered as a great instructor.