QAA was founded and is operated by three experienced, knowledgeable and passionate aviators. As commercial airline pilots, Brett, Anthony and Keith bring comprehensive knowledge and experience in managing aircraft, operational compliance, flight standards and flight operations management. This experience drives their belief that a supportive mentoring and learning environment provides the best possible grounding for success.
With a career spanning 36 years and over 20,000 hours, Brett Douglass has extensive experience leading and mentoring with Virgin Australia Airlines, both domestically and internationally. Most recently, Brett flew as an international long-haul Boeing 777 Captain, and closer to home as an Airbus A330 Captain and B737 Captain.
A Training Captain with a history of working in the airlines/aviation industry. Skilled in Operations Management, Safety Management Systems, Training, and Crew Resource Management. Experience in FIFO contract delivery, High-Capacity AOC Chief Pilot, Manager of Flight Standards, Check and Training experience on various Turboprop and Turbojets. Australian domestic and global international operations.
Types flown: B777, A330, B737, WW1124, DHC-7, DHC-8, J 41, Metro 3/23, Metro 2, MU 2. Brett is an experienced Training Captain, having delivered training to pilot cadets and first officers.
Anthony Lee has been flying since he was 15. He has been fortunate to have flown in General Aviation, Charter operations and Regional, Domestic and International Airline operations. He has flown the B737 as a Training Captain and most recently was a Check and Training Captain and Type Rating Instructor (TRI) on the B777.
Anthony holds a Grade 1 Instructor Rating, an Associate Degree in Aviation and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. His passion has always been in Flying training and he is currently involved in Multi Engine IFR Instructing. He has recently been involved in Multi Engine IFR training and is now flying as a Captain on the B737.
Keith Foley was born in the small NSW country town of Parramatta. He moved with his family to Melbourne and grew up close to Essendon Airport. Keith joined the Royal Australian Air Force after high school, obtaining a Bachelor of Science through the RAAF Academy. When flying training was completed, he flew HS748s and Caribous. When Keith and the RAAF were unable to agree on the best career path, Keith went skiing. After a couple of years, he returned to aviation, flying MU2s and Metros in GA. After a number of years of night freight, FIFO operations and Check and Training, Qantas called. Keith flew the B744 and A330 with Qantas until taking an early retirement.
Cameron has been a proud educator in the field of pilot training and development for over 25 years, holding a Grade 1 Instructor Rating and Check and Training Captain roles on B737 and A330 aircraft. He has extensive experience with university flight training programs both in delivery and oversight, ensuring that the best flight training practices are consistently provided for students.
Cameron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology, a Master’s degree in Technology Management and most recently has attained a Master’s degree in Technology Education from Harvard University.
He has the privilege of being a university advisory board member, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association.
Cameron has a passion for educational technology and designing meaningful learning experiences for aviation professionals, and is a believer in lifelong learning.
Michael’s aviation career began in 1996 when he obtained his student pilots license at the minimum age of 16. On completion of year 12 he attended and graduated at the Avondale college school of aviation.
Michael then spent almost 10 years in general aviation, and flew multiple types, including single engine Cessnas, Piper Chieftains and the Cessna Conquest, all in Charter operations around Australia. He joined the airlines in 2008 and flew the Airbus A320, before moving to the Middle East where he worked as an International Long haul Captain for 10 years, flying the A320, A330 and most recently the B777.
Michael also has great passion and experience flying drones and remote control aeroplanes and has been successful in several races and aerobatic competitions, both here in Australia and abroad. He will be one of our Ground theory Instructors.
Lisa – Administration Manager
Lisa brings over 30 years of administration experience to Queensland Aviation Academy. She has been fortunate to have worked for many multinational companies, including Ansett Australia/New Zealand (International), P and O Cruises and The Queensland Government. Her roles have included Operations Manual writing, Auditing,Freight Forwarding, Compliance and Insurance matters.
Lisa manages the office and is the first friendly face you’ll see when you come to QAA.
Susan – Training Coordinator
Our Training Coordinator, Susan has joined us having worked in similar roles in previous companies like Virgin Australia, and most recently has worked in health care and aged care. Aviation has always been her passion and having been in the training department in Virgin Australia and other General Aviation companies, Susan now organises, schedules and assists in the development of our courses.
She holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is a recognised mentor to aviation enthusiasts.