About Us

The Vancouver Flying Club is a not-for-profit club run by a group of volunteers who are aviation enthusiasts.  We are here to promote affordable general aviation and share aviation experiences. Since there is no staff overheads to cover, all block time fee collected are put towards the operation and upgrading of the aircraft, including general maintenance, insurance, fuel, annual inspection and hangarage.  Our team of friendly and committed volunteers include:

David Lai

President

David is an avid private airplane and helicopter pilot with over 30 years' flying experience. As the founder member of the YVR Flying Club, David wants to provide an environment for aviation enthusiasts to share their passion for flying and to further promote generation aviation to the public, especially to youngsters who aspire to pursue a career in aviation.  When he is not flying, David is a real estate and trading professional.  He has years of experience in the corporate and business world and had involved in the making and management of many business, including setting up and running flight training units, and establishing aviation-related businesses.

Gloria Yu

Administrative Officer

Gloria is responsible for looking after the admin/finance matters of the club.  You will find her working hard on her flying skills and enjoying the blue skies in the Tomahawk!

John Liang

Checkride Instructor

John became a commercial pilot at the age of 18 and since then had a lustrous career in general and commercial aviation.  John has over 14,000 hours under his belt and is a retired Transport Canada Pilot Examiner.  He also flew for Conair Group for 18 seasons as an aerial firefighting pilot. 

Contact John at jmlaing@dccnet.com or 604-240-3334.

Guido Lepore

Checkride Instructor

Guido has over 30 years of experience and over 15,000 hours under his belt flying airplanes and helicopters. Apart from being the Chief Pilot for a major helicopter company for 13+ years, Guido is a decorated aerobatic pilot having won many championships in North America.

Contact Guido at guido@lepore.ca.

Seiji Iida

Checkride Instructor

Seiji's aviation career started when he came to Canada over 20 years ago.  Since then he has been fully engaged in this field as a survey pilot, flight instructor and aviation business consultant.  Seiji is now a freelance flight instructor based in CZBB. 

Contact Seiji at aero_seiji@hotmail.com or 604-828-2763.

Michael Peare

Checkride Instructor

Michael has over 40 years of experience in the aviation industry having multiple roles and positions – from flight instructor, flight engineer, CFI, to aircraft sales and consultation.  His career spans several decades in different countries – England, Canada, China, Thailand, just to name a few.  Michael has flown over 120 different types of aeroplanes ranging from single engine, multi-engine, biplanes, float planes to aerobatic planes.  You want to know anything about planes and flying, just ask Michael!  He is the walking aviation encyclopedia of our team!

Contact Michael at michael@lynx.net.

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