The Team

The White Star Team

Jeffrey Harris (JJ) - CEO/Instructor

JJ is an eclectic mix of rock star and aviation professional. Having spent his early years touring the world as the drummer for several Australian rock bands including Divinyls, Bang the Drum, 1927 and GANGgajang, JJ followed his thirst for flight and completed his
Commercial Pilot Licence and Instructor Rating in 2006. Having amassed over 10 years of experience as a flight and Ground Instructor at various schools around Australia, JJ has developed a following of passionate students who describe him as the ‘eternal
performer’ in and out of the aeroplane. With a resume peppered with Operational management and safety roles including Operations Controller for Jet Craft, the world leading CAE/Oxford and numerous safety management positions, JJ is an all-round asset to the team!

Nathan James - Director/Head of Operations/Flight Examiner

Nathan is acknowledged as a visionary in the development of Aviation training in Australia. His experience with airline specific syllabus design, development of new generation training and assessment methodologies and research into future training
ideologies, distinguishes him as a leading authority in his field. He is a qualified Chief Pilot, Head of Operations and Approved Testing Officer with over 18 years of experience including General Aviation charter, flight training and as a Flight Training Examiner with
the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Nathan is the Director of 4 companies and over the last 20 years has successfully managed businesses in the IT, Aviation and Education industries.

Mike Long - Director/Chief Engineer

Michael is a one-stop aviation shop as a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and Pilot. Born with aviation in his blood, Michael’s career began early within one of the longest operating general aviation businesses in Australia - Air Gold Coast, his family’s aircraft maintenance facility located at the Gold Coast airport.
Michael now boasts qualifications to maintain almost anything that flies from light training aircraft to corporate jets and he maintains a job sheet of loyal customers from all over the country.
Soon to complete his Instructor Rating, Michael will be seen on both sides of the operation, sharing his knowledge with the aviators and aircraft owners of today and tomorrow.

Ewen McRae - Senior Instructor
Boasting over 30 years and 11,500 hours of aviation experience in his varied aviation career including Chief Pilot/Chief Flying Instructor roles, Corporate charter and Passenger carrying RPT,  Ewen's resume is an impressive read!

Ewen specialises in advanced training where he can offer students a whelth of knowledge and experience to ensure they are industry ready whether they be aiming for charter, airlines or aerial operations.