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, rotory 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 rotory wing commercial pilot, which can come in handy when repairs are required for our remote customers.
On the weekends, Al and his partner Carol can often be found flying their Cessna 170 to check out their farm on the Darling Downs.
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 rotory wing, piston engine aircraft licences. Cameron also holds Recreational Aircraft Australia L2 maintenance licences and experience with Polaris, Technam and Jabiru aircraft.
In his spare time Cameron can be found making various scaled model aircraft or playing the drums with his band.
Trent started his career in aviation when he became an apprentice with Aviation Specialists Toowoomba in 2015. Trent has completed his Certificate IV in Aeroskills and is now completing his Diploma in Aeroskills and plans to gain his CASA licence very soon. Trent is passionate about providing high quality workmanship to the aircraft that he maintains.
Trent has recently gained his pilots licence and become a proud owner of a V-Tail Beechcraft Bonanza and loves to take his family and friends on joy flights after work.
Matt is a currently studying high school in Toowoomba and holds an after school position with Aviation Specialists Toowoomba to satisfy his passion for being around aircraft. He has enjoyed being hands on, training to complete maintenance tasks such as tyre maintenance and paint preparation.
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 recently 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.