About Us

 FAST Aviation was established in 2016 in response to local and regional demand for professional aircraft charter and advanced pilot training. We have grown steadily and safely from a single Beechcraft Baron aircraft and one owner pilot/instructor, to three company-owned Beechcraft Barons and five pilots/instructors. We hold an Air Operators Certificate from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority for Part 135 air transport operations (previously known as charter operations), as well as a Part 141 Certificate for flight training. The company is proudly Northern Rivers based and locally owned.

Our Core Values are Safety, Efficiency & Professionalism.

Izaac Flanagan

Founder, Owner & CEO, Head of Flying Operations (Part 135 Air Transport), Head of Training & Checking, Flight Examiner, Designated Aviation Medical Examiner

Izaac graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Aviation degree in 2002. He has held a Commercial Pilot Licence since 2000, and currently holds an Air Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane), a Flight Examiner Rating, an Instrument Rating (Multi-Engine Aeroplane), a Grade 1 Flight Instructor Rating with numerous endorsements including Instrument Rating & Multi-Engine Training, an Aerial Application Rating and a Low Level Rating. He has logged over 7500 flying hours with around 5000 hours multi-engine pilot-in-command. In early 2023, he completed a Master in Aviation Management through The University of New South Wales, focusing on safety management.

With over 20 years of aviation industry experience, he has experience in many areas of general aviation, from parachuting & glider towing through to agricultural operations (crop spraying & top dressing), flight instruction, flight testing and multi-engine IFR piston & turbine charter. He established FAST Aviation in 2016, in response to demand for industry-relevant advanced pilot training, and he maintains an extensive network of GA industry contacts. He is often contacted for references and recommendations when companies have pilot vacancies to fill.

In addition, Izaac has degrees in medicine and surgery from The University of Queensland and postgraduate qualifications in aviation medicine and general practice. He has practiced as a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME) since 2008.

Annie Brock

Head of Operations (Part 141 Flight Training) & Charter Pilot

Annie completed her MEA & MEIR training with us in early 2019, and then worked as a management instructor at a large flight training organisation at Archerfield until returning to work for us as a Grade 1 instructor & Flight Examiner trainee. In March 2023, Annie was promoted to the position of Head of Operations for the company Part 141 operations. Annie has over 1500 hours of flying experience.

Anthony Lee

Consultant Flight Instructor and Check & Training Pilot

Anthony currently works for Boeing as a B737 & B787 Global Engagement Pilot, a role that involves ferrying and then training and assisting airlines around the world to introduce their new aircraft to service. He has flown everything from piston singles on training, to piston twins on charter, to turboprops and jets internationally in an airline environment. Before moving to Boeing, he was a Check & Training Captain and Type Rating Instructor on the B777 at Virgin Australia, and he also flew the B737 as a Training Captain. Anthony has a passion for flight instruction and loves sharing his experience and knowledge with our students, and we are fortunate that he enjoys instructing on our sims and on our Barons between his rotations with Boeing.

Anthony holds an Air Transport Pilot Licence, a Flight Instructor Rating with Multi-Engine, Instrument Rating and many other training approvals, a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating, and type ratings on B777/787, B737, Dash 8 & Shorts 360. He has logged over 15,000 hours of flight time.

Michael Doyle

Head of Aircraft Airworthiness and Maintenance Control

Michael is a highly experienced and industry-respected Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME). He owns and operates a Northern Rivers based aircraft maintenance business (Black Swan Aviation), and is highly sought after as a result of his skills, experience and dedication to customer service and high standards.

We insist on the highest levels of aircraft safety, serviceability & reliability, and as such we engage Michael exclusively to maintain all of our charter and training aircraft.

Fast Aviation Instructor

Oscar Crosara

Consultant Flight Instructor

In addition to his Commercial Pilot Licence, Instrument Rating (Multi-Engine) & Flight Instructor Rating with Design Feature, Instrument Rating & Multi-Engine Training Endorsements, Oscar also brings valuable skills in digital media and marketing to his role as a multi-engine IFR charter pilot and flight instructor. Oscar has logged over 2500 hours flying time with us, with over 2000 hours multi-engine pilot in command.

In Feb 2023, Oscar took up a position flying King Airs for the Victorian Air Ambulance, however he remains on our books as a Consultant Instructor and he  brings this experience back for the benefit of our students during his roster breaks.

Brad Buys

Flight Instructor & Charter Pilot

Brad has a background in multi-IFR charter and survey flying. He holds a Commercial Pilot Licence, Multi-Engine Instrument Rating and a Flight Instructor Rating with Multi-Engine & Instrument Rating training endorsements. He has logged over 3000 flying hours.