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Damien Wills
Owner + Chief Pilot

I have spent the last 28 years flying aircraft, starting with charter flying in the Northern Territory and now becoming the owner and Chief Pilot of GoFly Aviation. I have a passion for teaching and inspiring individuals to learn how to fly.

I honestly believe that most individuals, given enough belief in themselves, can learn how to fly a plane. Whether you want to learn for fun or a career, learning to fly a plane is life-changing.

I only hire passionate instructors who love flying and who take flying seriously but not themselves.  I am grateful to be surrounded by a wonderful team and have the opportunity to be doing what I love every day.

WRITING

I also have a passion for writing and helping individuals reach their true potential. I have a personal website where I blog and I have published two books (one on finding one's true purpose in life and another on leaving a job you hate and creating a career you love).

I find that teaching individuals how to fly successfully is often directly related to how much an instructor can motivate that individual to believe that the student can do it! I believe good flight instructors have to be good motivators as well. You can find out more at www.damienwills.com

Spending time with my family

I have four wonderful children, currently aged from 4 to 16 years of age. My youngest son is obsessed with flying and I cannot take him to the airport unless I take him for a fly in a real plane.

My children think I have the worst Dad jokes of all time, which just makes me more determined to annoy them with more jokes. When not working or creating, I love to spend time with my children and partner on and around the beaches of the beautiful Sunshine Coast or in bookshops. I'm a sucker for inspirational and business books.

Frustrated filmmaker

I love all types of films and have always been a frustrated filmmaker. I channel my frustration into producing online learn to fly video and content for the GoFly Facebook page. I am a huge believer in the power of video to both entertain and inform.

At GoFly we introduced video cameras into all the GoFly aircraft with the aim of turning GoFly into an aerial production studio. This also gives the opportunity for each student to share their experience of learning to fly with friends and family.