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The Aviation Specialists Toowoomba Team

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Alan McVinish - Chief Engineer

Our Chief Engineer and Company Director Alan McVinish has been in the aviation industry since 1975. Al has extensive CASA aircraft maintenance licences including fixed wing, rotary wing, piston and turbine engine aircraft; Recreational Aircraft Australia L2 maintenance licences; and FAA licence coverage for rectification of USA registered aircraft.


Al is also a fixed wing and rotary wing commercial pilot, which can come in handy when repairs are required for our remote customers.

Al is the backbone of the company overseeing all the comings and goings in the hanger. He is the driving force for overhauls, periodic and annual inspections of the many return aircraft to the business. 


On the weekends, Al and his partner Carol can often be found flying their Cessna 190 to check out their farm on the Darling Downs. 


Cameron Jull

Cameron has been a valued part of the Aviation Specialists Toowoomba team since 2009, when he and his family decided to make the move from Melbourne to the Darling Downs.


Cameron has extensive fixed wing and rotary wing, piston engine aircraft licences. Cameron also holds Recreational Aircraft Australia L2 maintenance licences and experience with Polaris, Technam and Jabiru aircraft.

Cameron is one of the senior engineers here at Aviation Specialists and is often found working on R44 overhauls. 

In his spare time Cameron can be found making various scaled model aircraft or playing the drums with his band.


Santosh Chhetri

Santosh started at Aviation Specialists in 2018. After a short period in Western Australia whilst completing his Avionics training, he has come home to Toowoomba.

Santosh is a fully Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with a B2 Avionics Licence. Santosh has started using his skills to provide Aviation Specialists Toowoomba with first class Avionics repairs, maintenance and installations of full Avionics upgrades. 

Santosh is currently learning to fly at Darling Downs Aero Club. 


Kristine Sorley

Our Office and Quality Manager Kristine has been immersed in the aviation industry her whole life, she is the daughter of two pilots and has been chauffered in light aircraft since she was a newborn. Kristine holds a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and has renewed her First Aid and CPR skills with the Queensland Ambulance Service.

In her role as Office and Quality Manager, Kristine ensures that all work carried out by Aviation Specialists Toowoomba is of the highest standard and that safety is never jeopardized. Kristine is also in charge of our spare parts and ensures that required parts are always on hand or can be sourced quickly for our customers. 

Kristine's beautiful daughter Ellie and Son Xander are often seen with their Pop in the hangar, being shown the variety of aircraft. 


Rebekah White

Our Administration Officer Bek is very detail oriented and organised and is learning more and more about the general aviation industry every day. 

Although Bek's father is also in the Aviation Industry, she never imagined a role in Aviation administration. 


Bek is an animal lover and can often be found playing badminton with her 2 son's after work. 


Eddie Lange

Our School Based Apprentice Eddie Lange is graduating from Toowoomba State High School this year. 

We are looking forward to Eddie becoming our full-time apprentice next year. 

Eddie is the youngest of 7 children and recently became an uncle for the first time. 


Julian Alexander

Our School-Based Apprentice Julian is in grade 11 this year - graduating in 2024.

Julian is very mature for his age and a very hard worker.


On windy weekends Julian can be found on the water sailing. 


Charolotte Irwin

Our School-Based Apprentice Charlotte will graduate from Downlands in 2024. 

Charlotte is a studious and confident worker and is kicking goals in a male dominated industry. 

In Charlotte's spare time she is busy training horses for endurance horse riding events. 

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