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 & has built, owned & restored various RA-Aus aircraft. He continues to do flight instruction on the side, along with recreational flying; maintaining aircraft (Level 2); doing Bi-enniel reviews, conversions, aircraft inspections and the like.

Stewart is author to Flight Training Manuals for those wishing to gain their Recreational Pilot Licence & the RA-Aus PIlot Certificate; those wishing to gain their Remote PIlot Licence (RePL) on drones; those wishing to fly Sub-2kg multirotors, either for recreational or restricted commercial drone operations. His material is used in classroom situations for the Remote Pilot Licence (RePL) students.

Stewart is presently enjoying being the Chief Remote Pilot for Interspacial Aviation Services Pty Ltd, a Company conducting training for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (drone) industry. He is also a Director of the Company.


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