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Phoenix Aviation is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and was formally incorporated in 1989 by its founder Captain John W. M. Barnes. John Sr. retired from Canadian Airlines in 1992 where he was a check pilot on the DC10 and B737 and instructor on the B744. Previous to commercial aviation, he was a flight instructor in the RAF on the AVRO Vulcan. He passed away November 2018 as the company approached its 30th year.

Our staff includes qualified airline instructors and check pilots. Their combined experience allows the operator the advantage of having services tailor-made for their specific operation. Training may be located at any base that suits the operator's needs.

We are dedicated to the promotion of aviation safety by providing quality, cost-effective training and support to the industry. Our services can be provided anywhere in the world and are tailored to satisfy the requirements of your local authority. We continue to work closely with Transport Canada as well as airlines, aviation companies, and regulatory bodies all over the world.

Here's our current team:

  • Captain John Barnes Jr. - Regulatory Affairs. Training development. Flight Operations documentation. Active line captain CRJ Series (Type Rated DH7, DH8, BAe146). Director of Training for Phoenix Aviation Resources.

  • Captain Robert Tomkow - ACP/AQP Training.  Training and Documentation development. Captain A320 (Type Rated 757,777, A330, A340). Flight Operations Manager for Canadian based airline.

  • Captain Perry Shindruk - AQP Evaluator and Mentor B787. Training Development/Instructional Techniques. Flight Operations Management. B787, A340, A330, A320, DC9.

  • Doug Worden - Regulatory Affairs. Flight Operations documentation. Computer-Based Training production. Retired Transport Canada inspector A320, A330, A340.

  • Nadia Palko - Cabin Safety Specialist, Training and Documentation.

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