“What valuable feedback. Dave was right on target with what I needed. We were able to accomplish some complex tasks. I got some valuable training out of it. His depth of experience is an asset I may rely on again.”
Hi, I am
Online Flight Instructor
Flight Sim Experience
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (MSFS/FS2020)
Certificates & Ratings
Instructor Rating (H) – New Zealand (‘B’ CAT / ‘D’ CAT), EASA (TRI): Helicopter Instructor Rating
Instructor Rating (A) – ‘C’ CAT: Fixed-Wing Aircraft Instructor Rating
Examiner Rating(H) – New Zealand: Helicopter • Airline Flight Examiner • VFR, IFR, Route
ATPL(H) – New Zealand, UK, EASA, CASA: Helicopter Airline Transport Pilot License
CPL(H) – FAA, Bermuda, Malaysia, Kenya: Helicopter Commercial Pilot License
CPL(A) – New Zealand: Commercial Pilot License • Aerobatics Rating
CPL Airship – UK: Airship Commercial Pilot License
CPL Balloon – NZ: Balloon Commercial Pilot License
PPL(A): Private Pilot License Airplane • New Zealand (Amphibian Rating) • United Kingdom • Canada (Float Plane Rating)
I have instructed in:
I have also piloted:
I am a New Zealand-based helicopter pilot, flight instructor, and examiner with over 10,000 flight hours, primarily in helicopters.
I especially love teaching people with no previous flight experience the thrill of flying helicopters, as well as fixed-wing pilots who want to try their hand at rotary. I also enjoy night vision ops and instrument flight training.
I initially learned to fly fixed-wing aircraft in the Royal Air Force. I later flew large helicopters to offshore oil rigs throughout the world, conducted search and rescue missions, served in the Falklands for the UK Ministry of Defence, and flew for Greenpeace in Antarctica and the Arctic. In addition, I flew commercial blimps in North America, the UK, and Australia, and was a Boeing 737-200 copilot for Air New Zealand.
I love instructing in simulators and have built several myself. Online flight instruction is the way of the future, and I’m fascinated by its potential, not only for ab-initio and scenario-based training, but also for teaching Crew Resource Management (CRM) and advanced human factors.
Read more about my services in this article: My Free Remote Coaching Trial Session from Flight Sim Coach — A Review
“Dave Walley was great! Positive and patient. Good instructor.“