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Firstavia Group offers consulting services in all the aspects of aviation industry, starting from the basis to highly advanced problems.

 

Who qualifies to be a consultant ?

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Pilots. Not just any pilot qualifies to be a consultant. We have assembled a team of professionals with a unique experience working either in international flight training environments or in the charter and airline industries. All pilots have an impeccable aviation safety record. Why is this important ? We can offer you an advise on how to build your new project, from bottom to top and keep it safe.
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Other Aviation Professionals. If you need to hear advise of other aviation professionals, such as aircraft mechanics, manufacturers, parts suppliers, aircraft modification specialists and so on, we may be able to help. However, at this time, we do not have any such specialist working wiht us. If you are interested in joining our operation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
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Lawyers. Best people to contact are the law professionals, Preferably with additional experience in the aviation sector. When it comes to complex questions dealing with off-shore aircraft registration, taxation, duty fees and even aviation-related law-suits, please contact us. We will put you in touch with the right man.
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Government officials. Another side to the same story. Email us for details.

Current key consultants working with GAF

Capt Curt Farley
Position
Senior Consultant / Ferry Pilot
Licenses
FAA ATP, BSc
Ratings
B727/737/707/747, C525, MD11, F4, MIG17; over 36,000 hrsTT
Base/Nationality
US
Other employment:
American Airlines (Ret)
Curtis "Curt" Farley
 
Capt. Curt Farley is one of the most experienced aviators in the World, having logged over 36,000 hours in the air. His aviation career started in the US Air Force where he flew 125 missions in Vietnam. After military service, Curt worked as a seniour captain for the American Airlines, securing an impeccable aviation safety record. After his retirement in 1998, Curt has been flying various corporate jets and participated in many air shows as MIG-17 pilot. Since joining our ferry operation in 2009, Curt successfully flew various trans-Atlantic aircraft deliveries. We can not think of a better consultant to undertake all of you aviation-related projects. Curt offers an expert advise on the international flying, airline and charter industry, aircraft ferry and flight training projects. In addition to all the aeronautical credentials Capt Curt holds, he is a very friendly individual with a "can do" attitude that will help you to get your aicraft purchase and delivery project in the air as fast and as efficiently as possible. We highly recommend Capt Farley for all the ferry projects, from private piston aircraft to commercial jets.
Vesa Turpeinen | Aviation Consultant | Firstavia Group LLC Global Air Ferry
Position
Senior Consultant
Licenses
FAA/CAAC CFI/CFII/MEI/ATP, MBA
Ratings
Under 5,700kg
Base/Nationality
Finland/EU/China
Other employment
Chief Flight Instructor
Vesa Turpeinen
 
Vesa, originally from Finland, has been employed in the aviation sector since 2001, earning his MBA in Aviation Business Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the US. He worked in various flight schools holding key management positions, from CFI to Project Manager and Senior Foreign Consultant. Vesa can offer a competent advise in all the areas of flight school set up, development projects and management, as well as international aviation training. Vesa is the World leading expert in the CAAC (China) flight training curriculums. He is currently employed as a Chief Flight Instructor and a key foreign consultant in the largest government-run aeronautical university in People's Republic of China. He speaks Finnish (natv), English and Chinese.
russ sherwood
Position
Consultant
Licenses
FAA/JAA/CAAC/JAA, CFI/CFII/MEI/ATP, BSc
Ratings
A320, C208, F16D
Base/Nationality
Indonesia/UK
Other employment
Airline pilot
Russell "Russ" Sherwood
 
Russ Sherwood started flying in 1996 when he qualified as a WSO on F16s. He obtained BSc (Hons) in Physics from St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University in 2000 and continued further higher education in finance in the UK. Worked as a market analyst for one of the leading companies in the UK. Russell restarted flying in 2005, obtaining his civilan commefcial flight crew licenses in 2006. Currently, a holder of the US, UK, Chinese and Indonesian flight instructor licenses with highest ratings as well as 2 ATP licenses, Russ has extensive work experience in the 141 flight academy environment, from training air force pilots in Chin's Gobi Desert to Garuda Airlines pilots in Indonesia. Russ offers expert advise and assistance with flight school development projects. He is currently working as a chief FAA/JAA training consultant for Firstavia Flight Academy in Russia, a company check pilot for a 121-type airline in Indonesia and a Chief Flight Instructor for a 141-type flight academy in Indoensia. He speaks English (natv), Russian, Chinese, Hebrew
Mike Posluzny
Position
Consultant / Director
Licenses
FAA/JAA/FAVT, CFI/CFII/MEI/ATP, BSc
Ratings
B737, A320, IL62, AN225
Base/Nationality
Ireland/EU&Russia
Other employment:
Airline pilot
Michail "Mike" Posluzny
 
Michail "Mike" Posluznyis a graduate from the Higher Military Institute of Aviation in Moscow and has worked as a captain in Aeroflot and Transaero for over 22 years and logged over 18,000 hours on various types, from TU154 to IL62, AN225 and western types, such as B737, A320 and B757. He has logged over 18000 hours and is a leading expert in cargo/passenger category aircraft ferrying in the CIS and Russian airsapce. In addition to the above skills, Mike offers expert advise on Russian war birds acquisition, airplane ferry through Russian airspace and RA-registration procedures. Mike is currently working as GAF Director of Operations. He speaks Russian (natv), English, German
Malcolm Paulton
Position
Senior Consultant / Ferry Pilot
Licenses
CASA/DGCA, CFI/CFII/MEI/ATP, BSc
Ratings
Under 7,500kg
Base/Nationality
Australia
Other employment
Chief Flight Instructor
Malcolm Paulton
 
Working from his native residence in Australia, Malcolm has over 20 years experience in aviation. Serving in RAF as an officer at the dawn of his aviation career, Malcolm helped developing multiple flight school projects and charter operations. He currently works as a Chief Flight Instructor in one of the leading regional airlines in Australia.
Gene Carroll - Global Air Ferry Firstavia Group LLC
Position
Communications Consultant
Licenses
JAR, IFCC, BSc
Ratings
n/a
Base/Nationality
Israel/US
Other employment
Communication systems
Gene Carroll
 
Gene has been working with our company since the very beginning. His valuable expertise in the aviation communications systems has solved many problems related to additional equipment installation for international ferry flights and various charter projects. Gene offers an expert advise on avionics systems installation and service (especially Gulfstream G150-350 Honeywell and F-16 types). He is currently working in Israel, providing a necessary support for our Middle-Eastern office. He obtained his basic JAR flight crew license in 2007 and speaks English (natv) and Hebrew.
Edward Dunne
Position
Legal Consultant
Licenses
Law degree
Ratings
n/a
Base/Nationality
UK
Other employment
Partner in a law firm
Edward Dunne
 
Edward is a specialist in aircraft registration and import legislation within the European Union. Graduate of the University of Redding law school, he is currently employed as a partner in one of the leading law firms in Brighton, UK.

 

Please note: all consultants are working with GAF on independent basis.

 

 

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