Passionate about and experienced in the fields of aviation, scientific research and teaching.
I obtained my commercial pilot’s license in the United States in 2011 and am currently employed by Air Seychelles. I fly the DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft inter-island, and have over 2500 hours total time including 2250 hours turbine. Aside from flying itself, I am passionate about flight safety and worked as a Flight Safety Officer at Air Seychelles. I also have a keen interest in the physics of flight, teaching within the aviation industry as well as the human factors aspect of aviation. In 2015 I obtained the EASA CPL with multiengine instrument ratings and most recently the FAA ATP certificate in 2016.
I studied physics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Manchester in the UK, obtaining a BSc (Hons) and an MSc, with first class and distinction results, respectively. The result of my Masters work, which involved a substantial amount of computer programming in C++, was followed up and two articles have been submitted to the Astrophysical Journal to date. I presented my work at an international physics conference in 2011.
I find teaching extremely rewarding. I was an assistant lecturer of mathematics and physics at the Seychelles Polytechnic (pre-University level) for 6 months in 2006 and have been tutoring students part time in the same subjects ever since. It has been a pleasure for me to see grade improvements as large as a C to an A in several candidates.