Instructors

MARK GIBBONS

Chief Flight Instructor
Class 1 Flight Instructor


Mark has over 10 years of experience working as a Chief Flight Instructor at some of the largest flight training institutes in Canada with over 2000 flight hours.

RHODIELYN PADILLA

Assitant Chief Flight Instructor
Class 1 Flight Instructor


Rhodielyn has been a part of the aviation industry for the last 15 years working in various roles from Gate Agent, Logistics Personnel, to Class 1 Flight Instructor with over 2000 hours of flight experience. She’s received various flying scholarships with one being her Glider Pilot License through the Air Cadet Program. When she’s not at ECFI she’s a rhythmic gymnast, and every 4 years she and her team represent Team Canada at World Gymnaestrada in Europe. She also teaches and practices yoga, consults in holistic nutrition, and educates women and under-represented groups about the world of aviation as an alumna of Elevate Aviation.

TREVOR CHEUNG

Class 2 Flight Instructor


Trevor is a class 2 flight instructor with over 1200 hours of experience in both glider and powered aircraft. He started his journey in aviation 6 years ago and is excited to share his passion for flying with others. Trevor is also a Computer Science student at UBC.

SERGIO NAVARRO

Class 3 Flight Instructor


Sergio is a class 3 instructor with over 800 hours of experience on powered aircraft. Originally from Mexico, he moved to Canada in 2016 to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot, and also discovered a passion for teaching others how to fly.

ALEXANDER KUHN

Class 3 Flight Instructor


Alexander is a class 3 instructor who was born and raised in the lower mainland. He has a BA degree and has many hours of community volunteer experience. Alexander comes from a family of aviation and enjoys sharing his passion of flying with all of his students. He brings to the team a wide background of aviation experience including seaplane, aerobatics and multi IFR. If Alexander is not flying you can normally find him playing/ reffing ice hockey, at the gym, or on adventures with his 4 year old golden doodle named Bruce.

LEVI LORENZ

Class 4 Flight Instructor


Levi is a class 4 flight instructor with a wide variety of flying experiences ranging from IFR flying in busy airspaces such as New York to float flying on the B.C coast.

MATTHEW HERBERT

Class 4 Flight Instructor


Matthew is a Class 4 flight instructor originally from England, moving to Canada in 2015 and completing all of his flight training in the lower mainland before finding his calling in helping others follow the same path.

Staff

ROMAN RAPOPORT

Director of Maintenance


Roman had a desire and passion for aircraft maintenance ever since he was young which has developed into today with over 10 years of experience in the aviation maintenance industry. He has worked at Canada’s largest regional airlines providing aircraft maintenance to the highest industry standards.

ALLEN LI

Digital Marketing Manager


Allen is the Marketing & Tech Specialist with expertise in utilizing digital marketing techniques to develop ongoing strategies. Allen is passionate about Business innovation and leading successful Marketing campaigns within Compass.