Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors:

Tony Smart


Tony Smart has flown GA singles on and off since 1988 in Australia and whilst living in the USA where he obtained an IFR rating. Currently he’s co-owner of a Tomahawk and looking for the next (faster) acquisition. His greatest enjoyment is flying socially with his kids and friends. To support this he helps CEA Technologies sell Phased Array Radar (PAR), the world’s first PAR with integrated IFF. Previously he sold Air Traffic Management systems into Asia and in a previous life was software systems engineer on various airborne combat management systems.

Daniel Holt


Daniel was a student of Goulburn Aviation from the early 2000's. Initially flying PA28's and C172s progressing with a complex endorsement recently flew a C210 to the Birdsville races. Daniel maintains a NVFR and Aerobatic rating and recently joined the RAAus ranks for access to fly beautiful sleek light aircraft like the Sling and Bristell

Norm Jones

Aircraft Maintenance

Norm has been involved with the Canberra Aero Club for a long time, and served in both President and vice-President capacities on the board.

Jack Guan


Jack started his flight training when he was 15 years old in New Zealand. He is currently completing his CPL. Jack co-owns VH-HAT with Tony and is hoping to complete his NVFR training. Jack is a huge fan of Snoopy and will buy anything shiny and made by Apple. He is well-known to the local flying community as the pilot who flies with Taylor Swift's songs in the cockpit.

Russ Swinnerton

Committee Communications

Russ learnt to glide and fly when a cadet at the Royal Australian Naval College (a very long time ago). When the navy stopped paying, he stopped flying. Shocked to find his licence was still valid in 2013, he set about getting current again, and now has a PIFR and a seaplane endorsement.

Paul Lindwal

Vice President

Paul has been flying for just over two years and recently obtained an instrument rating. He is a co-owner of the A36 Bonanza VH-FIM. He hopes to fly around Australia counterclockwise. Paul is a full time commissioner at the Productivity Commission.

Andrew Brettargh


Began flying in 1981 by earning rides in 172s by washing planes for pilots next door in Central Qld. More formal flying began in 1987 with Tom Dennis at the Airport Flying School which led to a PPL. Have flown in just about all types of Cessna singles (left and right seat), and as a passenger have flown in all Boeing types 707-787. Previously a Director of the Canberra RSL and Board Member of several Canberra sporting organisations including ANU (Sport), Canberra AFL and ACT Water Polo. Tertiary Qualified in Science Engineering Economics and Law works as economic policy consultant.

Steve Nadudvary

Member Engagement

After a long career in the Air Force, working in and around planes, Steve has only been flying privately for the last 3 or so years.  He was a student at the flying school at Cowra, FlyOz, currently holds a NVFR rating and is working towards his PIFR.  Flying has been a long-time dream and passion of his.

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