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Our permanent staff
Our Organization, which rallies approximately 500 members could not work smoothly with volunteers only. This is why a whole team of permanent employees with adequate abilities and qualifications has been recruited, to make the practice of our sport easier and safer.
Our Chief-flying Instructor: Jonathan WITHERS
After a busy professional life, Jonathan, our CFI has joined the club in 2017, for a seasonal job. Now, he is in charge of the training and safety of the pilots. Among his numerous qualities and abilities, Jonathan has a French and English culture and is perfectly bilingual. “So may he forgive me for my mistakes” (Johnny).
Maintenance manager and gliding instructor: Stéphane EHRHARDT
Stéphane has been a member of the AAVA for several years and joined us as an employee in 2015. His skills and responsibilities are broad since he holds a Part 66 mechanic's license and, as such, actively participates in the maintenance of AAVA planes and gliders. Stéphane is also a glider instructor and reinforces the teaching team in the good season when the load at the workshop level is less strong.
Gliding instructor: Nicolas HENRY
Nicolas was recruited in 2022 to strengthen the teaching team. As such, his first mission is to carry out initial and campaign training under the responsibility of the Chief Pilot.
In the absence of the Chief Pilot, it is he who takes charge of the responsibilities related to the aerial activity for the smooth running of the association.
During the season, our team is also reinforced by instructors and seasonal tugs.
Kelly Sacrez and Nathalie Peron are our two secretaries. They complement each other in the roles of reception and administration, in support of the AAVA Office.
A secretary:Kelly SACREZ
Kelly will always be at your disposal to answer all your requests with a smile.
A secretary: Nathalie PERON
Nathalie welcomes you with kindness and rigor throughout the season.