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Born in the Netherlands, Hans started flying at an early age in gliders.
After getting his private license in motor gliders Hans moved to the USA where he obtained his commercial, instrument , and instructor licenses.
In addition to teaching part time multi engine instruction at his flight school at the Norwood Airport he is a Airline transport pilot flor a major airline, flying the Boeing 777.
Having also flown the 737 NG and typed in it , Hans can give the ins and out’s
Flying the 737 at Global flight adventures all over the world as your second in command.
Tailored to your flight experience you will be able to go for a sightseeing flight.
Over your favorite country or for more serious training ,practicing flows and or doing some serious instrument recurrency.
If you are getting confident, there will be plenty of emergencies to be simulated !
Hans has accumulated more than 26,000 flying hours with over 8 type ratings and has flown on every continent except Antarctica.
Hans resides with his wife and 4 children in the north Weymouth area.
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Josh's passion for aviation began over 15 years ago, starting with Microsoft Flight Simulator. As a corporate trainer finding the time to start formal flight training in airplanes, he quickly made the switch to helicopters because of the allure of the challenge. After obtaining his initial CFI license a decade ago in Portland, Oregon, Josh has trained students in New Jersey and Boston. He recently went back to school and graduated from Bridgewater State University with a degree in aviation science. Josh is also an FAA instrument-rated Helicopter flight instructor and professional drone pilot. Josh’s enthusiasm for flight instruction and years of aviation experience make our newest instructor a welcome addition to our team.
Charlie began his aviation career at GFA in 2018. In 2019, Charlie joined the United States Air Force Auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol. He worked his way up, achieving an Officer’s rank. The following year Charlie joined the Boston Virtual ARTCC and successfully achieved his certification as a virtual Air Traffic Controller. At just 16, he started his first year of college at Bridgwater State University, studying Computer Science and Cyber Security. Charlie teaches our basic and advanced after-school programs, flight on our Cessna 172 and Cessna 182 simulators, and flight on our Boeing 737-800NG simulator. He has long-term aspirations to be a CFI/I and to join the United States Air Force. Charlie is also an accomplished magician and a certified scuba diver, among his many hobbies.
Krikor’s interest in aviation began in 2007 when he watched Air Crash Investigation videos on YouTube and purchased Microsoft Flight Simulator X to use on his laptop. In 2014, he discovered VATSIM, and soon after joined Boston Virtual ARTCC in mid-2015. As a student with no real world aviation experience, BVA allowed Krikor to grow into the hobby and obtain VATISM controller and pilot ratings.
Krikor recently graduated from Brookline High School, and is a private pilot, flying the Piper Warrior out of Norwood, MA. He is an avid flight simulator enthusiast as well, with long term aspirations of being a commercial pilot.
Alec has been an aviation enthusiast for a long time - his passion for flight developed after he received Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X for his 10th birthday! Alec joined VATSIM in 2014, after which his interest in aviation took off. He has strived to surround himself with aviation ever since.
Alec runs our 737NG and Cessna simulators for customers of all ages. In the real world, Alec is an FAA instrument-rated commercial pilot, and he is an aerospace engineering major at the Georgia Institute of Technology.