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He is one of the most experienced instructors of the Tuzla School; Ioan Postolache has 9200 flight hours in his pilot logbook (8450 SEP, 850 MEP). Well known as a member of the oldest and most prestigious acrobatic team in Romania – Aerobatic Yakkers – he has become a role model for young people, and his fan group exceeds the borders of the country. When he’s not a Yakker, he’s an Air Bandit, together with the famous Jurgis Kairys – and wins everyone’s admiration. Ioan Postolache is a skillful and patient instructor, so those who will study with him may consider themselves lucky.
I was born into a family of aviators in September 1946. Both my father and grandfather served aviation and it is not surprising that I followed in their footsteps. I started flying to Canada in 1964, 55 years ago, and obtained my PPL that year, which was the start of my aviation career. In 1968 I became a flight instructor and later served as an officer in the Royal Air Force for 5 years, followed by 4 years working in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), flying DC 3. I obtained my CPL / IR (UK) in 1979 and started flying the Boeing 737. Continued flying this aircraft for some 25 years as a contract pilot, allowing me to fly all over the world with many different airlines. I resumed my training in 2003 from the base, progressing slowly to the position of Senior Flight Examiner. As an instructor, I taught at many schools around the world – Canada, USA, UK, Australia, etc. until I arrived in Romania in 2010, in Tuzla, as one of the instructors here. As a CFI, it is very important for our students are fully prepared to enter the world of professional aviation and for me to help them fulfill their dream.
One of the oldest and most experienced instructors, Gheorghe Dumitru has 9100 flight hours, of which 1400 hours MEP and is a simulator instructor. He is very hard working and enthusiastic and, of course, he is loved by students and colleagues. His son, Alex, attends Tuzla Flying School and aspires to a similar career.
Former student of the Tuzla Air School, she is one of the youngest and most promising instructors. The lovely Russian woman already has a thousand flight hours and a lot of supporters among the students.
Andrei Ciprian LUCESCU
Film director and film producer, Andrei Lucescu began his career in commercial aviation in 2007 at Regional Air School, where he graduated the ATPL courses becoming a commercial pilot in 2010. He directed tv programs dedicated to aviation at MTC TV Constanța and co-produced the Aeroshow – a talk show about aviation on the national television. As an airshow commentator Andrei Lucescu is well known by everyone since from 2007 to present, being the main or the only one who presented: Aero GP, WEAF, Aeromania and BIAS. He is one of the most appreciated instructors – because his detailed and passionate explanations help students easily learn.
The commander of Tuzla airport is personally involved in the activity of the flight school; this is his way to find out, with precision and from the inside, how the trainings are going. As a pilot he has accumulated 4450 hours (150MEP, 1950-AN2, 2350 SEP); he is a flight instructor and an authorized examiner. Meeting him in exams is a milestone, because Adrian Vasilache is a correct, cautious and lucid examiner, who indicates with maximum precision everything that needs to be corrected by training. For this attitude he enjoys the respect and appreciation of all.
Another instructor coming from the military schools (the Military School of Aviation Officers “Aurel Vlaicu” and the Higher Military School of Aviation Officers), Mugurel Toma is an instructor highly-rated for his teaching style – in which scientific accuracy is humor blend for a nice method to learn difficult information. He manages to contaminate everyone around him with the aviation virus, even part of his family: his wife is a Compliance Monitoring Manager at Tuzla Airport and his son is a highly appreciated aviation engineer.
You will be frightened on your first meeting. Probably on the next one, too. But it is unlikely not to like him a lot after you get to know him.
Prior to Tuzla, he worked at the AACR Flight Operations Directorate, at private companies, but also at the state level – both in the civil and military sectors and accumulated over 11,500 flight hours.
He is the last commander of the Tuzla Utility Aviation base and the first pilot of the company that took over – REGIONAL AIR SERVICES. Currently, he is a training director and is unanimously recognized as one of the best in the country. The preparation in the classroom is exceptional as Mr. Alexandru manages to explain the information very well and has endless patience.