A good organisational culture doesn’t spring up out of nowhere; it requires intentional and thoughtful identification of the core values upon which the organisation is built, and these values are largely the values of GoFly Aviation’s owner and Chief Pilot, Damen Wills.
GoFly Aviation’s values are consistent with its Business Plan, which includes this key goal: GoFly Aviation to become the most advanced and respected flight school on the Sunshine Coast.
Our four values are: Innovation, Integrity, Customer Service and Compassion.
And of course, underlying all the above values is our commitment to the environment. We endeavour to care for the environment by using low emission Rotax motors in our planes; by using low emission unleaded fuel in our planes; and by recycling rubbish as well as aircraft parts whenever possible.
During 2017 GoFly Aviation created and awarded the inaugural GoFly Cadet Scholarship for a young person suffering finanical hardship. The Scholarship is valued at up to $10,000 and you can read about the 2017 winner here. Entries for the Scholarship close in November each year.
During 2017 GoFly Aviation joined The Altitude Initiative, which is a group of aviation organisations who wish to give memorable experiences to young people who are having a tough time. GoFly will donate up to 12 thirty-minute flights per year. The young people receiving the flights have found them immensely exciting and rewarding.
So far GoFly Aviation has donated flights as prizes for the following organisations:
*Ronald McDonald House, Caloundra
*Buderim Bridge Club Raffle
*Conquer Cancer Ride
*Rotary Club, Brisbane
The parents of the owner/Chief Pilot of GoFly Aviation are heavily involved in the St Vincent de Paul charity. In August 2018, Damien raised over $1,100 by taking part in the Sunshine Coast’s St Vinnies Community Sleepout. He said afterwards: ‘I’ve always dreamt of having beachfront accommodation. Once again, thank you to everyone who donated for the homeless appeal. I’m just glad I wasn’t taking part in the Canberra event.’