Aerochutes Industries Qualified Instructors:
Stephen Conte - PE. CFI. Pilot examiner/Chief Flying Instructor.
Stephen is the founder of Aerochute Industries and flew his first powered parachute in 1989 as a single seat. Since then his passion for the sport has seen him get approval for the dual Aerochute and Aerochute's training syllabus. He has trained many hundreds of students in Australia and overseas and has over 2500 instructional hours flying the Aerochute. He is currently training others to instructor level to make the sport more accessible.
Stephen actively instructs students every week and is available to answer any questions people have about this fantastic sport.
Andy Dimakopoulos - CFI. Chief Flying Instructor.
Andy was trained to CFI level by Stephen and has shown his enthusiasm for the sport from his first flight. He has joined the Aerochute team and has trained many students all over Australia from novice through to pilot and their related endorsements. Andy has many hours of all weather flight experience and holds a level 2 maintenance certificate allowing him to service your Aerochute.
John Dunn - Senior Instructor.
John is a senior instructor with Aerochute Industries and has also come through the ranks with Stephen. John purchased an Aerochute in the early years and has been flying in some of the most remote areas of Australia with wife, Lyn. Together they have a wealth of knowledge for the avid Aerochute enthusiast who wants to travel Australia and see this land from an armchair ride the Aerochute can give you. John can teach you to fly and then give you advise on the best locations to use your new flying machine.
John Conte - Instructor.
John is Stephen's brother and has been with the company from it's inception. He is involved with all aspects of the manufacture of the Aerochute Dual and is an expert in this area. He has been flying for many years and recently obtained his instructor rating to help with the many number of students taking up this adventurous sport. John has travelled to many places in Australia with the Aerochute and commonly used it on farms for spotting and tracking feral animals.
All Aerochute's instructors are very passionate about their flying giving priority to safety and needs of the students by teaching them the most advanced theory and practical flying technic so the new pilots will enjoy the passion of flying for many years to come. Do not hesitate to contact Andy or John and ask them how you can fulfill your dream of flying.