About Us

Avia Aviation was founded in 2011 to deliver world-class aviation services. 

Avia is the longest-standing Cirrus training organisation in Australia with a Platinum Cirrus Standardised Instructor Pilot (CSIP) on staff. We operate a premium fixed-base operator (FBO) facility and deliver stylish and efficient aviation services to ensure your trip is as smooth as possible.

Our services include:

  • Basic flight training
  • Advanced flight training
  • Cirrus flight and simulator training
  • Scenic tours and experiences
  • Private jet charter
  • Aircraft sales
  • Aircraft management and consulting

At Avia we have one of the most diverse and experienced staff in Melbourne and we’re passionate about what we do. We genuinely care about our clients, their success and their safety.

Our aviation services open up a world of possibility. Forget airlines, queues and schedules. We operate on your schedule. Get in touch to see how we can revolutionise your aviation experience.

Meet the team

Charles Gunter


Charles is an experienced mentor, with over 14,000 hours, culminating as a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747 Check and Training Captain. Charles co-founded Avia Aviation in 2011 with a commitment to providing world-class general aviation solutions to Melbourne. As one of Australia’s most trusted aircraft sales professionals, Charles’ dedication and industry passion is testament to his successful flying career.


David Wright

Head of Operations

David has an extensive career in flight training as a Flight Instructor, Flight Examiner and more recently David has held senior management roles including Senior Base Pilot and Head of Operations at other organisations. David learnt to fly at Berwick, which has sadly closed, and he has been working at Moorabbin continuously since 2007. David brings enormous experience in the flight training world with over 5000 hours of instructing. David clearly has a passion for instructing, and in fact all aspects of the flight training business to make the journey as efficient and enjoyable as possible for instructors and students alike. With a successful business background, David is also very focussed on the client experience being the best it can be.


Ryan Feuk

Business Manager



Apollon Maglogiannis

Flight instructor

Apollon has years of flying experience in various types of aircraft, having completed his flight training right here at Moorabbin airport whilst gaining his Bachelor degree of Aviation with CAE Oxford in the process. Apollon loves sharing his passion of flying and instructing, he gains a huge level of accomplishment from mentoring pilots and seeing them achieve their aviation goals. Let Apollon showcase his passion for flying through his instruction, where he can conduct your flight training for a Recreational, Private or Commercial Pilot Licence, along with the ability to instruct in a Multi-engine aeroplane and in IFR.


David Albert

Flight instructor

David is a Platinum Cirrus Standardised Instructor (CSIP) and Cirrus aircraft owner. He has over 3000 hours with more than 1600 hours Cirrus flight instruction. He has delivered extensive ground theory including all courses in the Cirrus Approach LMS catalogue. David prides himself in the provision of tailored IFR and PIFR training for business executives and professionals.


Asim Ahmad

flight instructor

Asim has had a passion for flying ever since his first overseas holiday as a child. After travelling enough times as a passenger he decided it would be better to sit up front and fly himself. Asim graduated with a Bachelor of Aviation at Swinburne University in conjunction with CAE Oxford Aviation Academy in 2013 and has been instructing since 2019. He finds immense fulfilment in witnessing his students accomplish their aviation goals and believes in tailoring his instructional techniques to meet their unique needs. Asim can assist you with training for Recreational, Private and Commercial Pilot Licences, as well as Multi-Engine, NVFR and IFR training.

Xinyu Anna Qin

flight instructor

Xinyu is a dedicated bilingual (English/Mandarin) flight instructor driven by an irresistible pull toward the skies and a genuine desire to share that passion with others. Having completed flight training at RMIT Point Cook, she is a Multi-Engine Instrument Rated Pilot, and Flight Instructor with a keen interest in the field of aerobatics flying. Her warm and approachable teaching style creates a collaborative and supportive learning environment that encourages open communication. By tailoring instruction to the unique needs of each student, Xinyu ensures that they receive the guidance and support necessary to become skilled, confident, and safety-conscious aviators. 


Mitchell Camov

accounts coordinator
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