Lukas Kajiwara

Class 2 Flight Instructor, ATPL, Multi-Engine Rating, Group 1 Instrument Rating –

I have flown a variety of single and twin piston aircraft in northwestern Ontario for 10 years. Starting out as an intern instructor at Confederation College, I moved on to fly float planes in the Wabikimi area for several years. I then joined KBM to explore the diverse and challenging aspects of aerial survey and photography. Having the chance to offer flight training in all aspects, including introducing new aviators to the sensations of flight, is especially rewarding. I look forward to every learning opportunity both for my students and for myself!

James Vinnels-Bell

Class 4 Flight Instructor, CPL, Group 3 Instrument Rating –

Flying has been a lifelong passion of mine, and I’m grateful to be able to make a career out of it. I started my career at KBM as a flight instructor and I’m thrilled to be teaching others to fly. When I’m not flying, you can usually find me outdoors – whether that’s hiking in the mountains, fishing on a lake, or just enjoying nature. Whether I’m up in the air taking in the stunning views or hiking and exploring new places, I feel most alive when I’m outside. Teaching comes naturally to me, and I’m passionate about helping my students reach their goals. I’m always looking for new challenges, and I feel incredibly lucky to be able to share my passion with others through teaching. I can’t wait to see what the future holds as we embark on your aviation adventure!

Asa Archibald

Class 3 Flight Instructor, CPL, Multi-Engine Rating, Group 1 Instrument Rating –

From a young age I became passionate and focused on building a foundation for my future in the aviation industry. During my flight training at the St. Catharine’s Flying Club, I gained the knowledge and experience needed to attain a Commercial Pilot License with an Instrument Rating. My dedication and continued learning at KBM Aviation has further shaped my knowledge to overcome any obstacles and has helped me maintain a high level of performance as a Flight Instructor.

Dan Link

Chief Flight Instructor, Class 2 Flight Instructor, CPL, Multi-Engine Rating, Group 1 Instrument Rating –

Before starting my flying career, I earned a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University. Shortly after finishing my B. Eng., I started flight training at Confederation College where I eventually started my career as a Flight Instructor. Now with KBM, I’ve enjoyed the challenges and experiences involved in flying surveys and charters all across Canada. These days I spend most of my time at the flight school with the occasional charter or survey in the Thunder Bay area. Flight instructing has always been a joy for me, and it’s rewarding to bring the lessons and experiences I’ve learned abroad to the flight training environment.