Interspacial Aviation Team Bio


Chief Remote Pilot/CPL/RA-AUS Senior Instructor/Level 2 Maintainer

Stewart gained his Commercial Pilots Licence in 1968 and joined the Department of Civil Aviation as a Flight Service Officer in 1969; serving in Papua New Guinea and Australia for a total of 13 years. Stewart has owned and operated a recreational flying school in the 1990’s. He continues to do flight instruction on the side, along with flying and building light aircraft. He is author to the RA-Aus Flight Training Manual – Flight Theory for Recreational Pilots & the Remote Piloted Aircraft System (Drones) – theory for the Remote Pilot Licence (RePL); the latter being used by  IAS Pty Ltd in the classroom.

Stewart is a Director of Interspacial Aviation Services Pty Ltd; and is the Chief Remote Pilot.


Jimmy completed his Commercial Pilot Licence in 1968 in South Africa and still flies his own Tiger Moth. He served with South African Airways for 43 years, flying as a Flight Engineer in many aircraft including the B707 & B747 before retiring in 2001. His engineering qualifications include:

  • LAME (Electrical X) – 1963.
  • Flight Engineer.
  • Flight Engineer Instructor Rating.
  • Certified Civil Aviation Authority Testing Officer.
  • Methodology of Instruction (SAA).
  • Certificate IV Training & Assessment (TAE40110). He continues to lecture part-time in ATPL theory.

Jimmy is a Director of Interspacial Aviation Services Pty Ltd; and is the Maintenance Controller and RPA Instructor.

Abraham Shapiro

Assistant Intructor and Technical Advisor

June Maddigan