About Us

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

Avia is the only commercial jet operator at Moorabbin Airport and 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

OWNER

Charles is an experienced mentor, with over 15,000 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 Flight 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 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.

Tim Williams

Citation captain

Tim is a passionate and capable charter pilot and Avia’s Citation Mustang Captain. Since pursuing a career change from Process Engineer to Pilot, Tim’s flying experience spans luxury scenic tours to volunteering as a pilot for Angel Flight. Tim is enthusiastic about sharing his real-world experiences with our training clients. Join Tim in the air for a memorable and personalised flight experience.


Dave Marien

Flight instructor

Dave is an experienced flight instructor who ensures his clients are thoroughly briefed and trained precisely. With attention to detail, Dave manages the majority of our advanced training and is our resident IREX expert. Born in France, Dave previously worked as a Sound Engineer before transitioning to the air. Dave enjoys riding his motorbike and cooking in his time off.

 

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.

 

Jessica Muller

OFFICE MANAGER

Jessica’s passion for aviation started with her six year career as a flight attendant with Virgin Australia. Jessica holds a Post Graduate Degree in Aviation Management and has extensive operational experience. She has a sound knowledge of aviation regulations and with a focus on safety and the highest degree of customer service, Jessica will go above and beyond to cater to your needs. 

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