From small beginnings: Nigel Arnot has had a passion for the aviation industry for as long as he can remember. Growing up near the Camden Airport NSW he watched the aircraft with fascination and eventually this lead to a pilots licence and his first aircraft restoration a Ryan PT 22. This aircraft is still flying today and has won many awards it also featured on the cover of the 1987 magazine’s Aeroplane Monthly and AOPA.
Mr. Arnot has 26 years aircraft maintenance experience specialising in the Russian Yak’s as well as vintage aircraft restoration with a special interest in fabric and wood work. Nigel also has 40 years flying experience. Winning his first Australian Unlimited Aerobatics Championship in 1991 he went on to win several more flying his last in 1996 and again taking home the championship. For 12 years Nigel was also Australia’s number one Display Pilot. He continues his passion with aircraft and flying here in the Scenic Rim.
Pieter de Visser brings to Ultimate Aero over 40 years of varied experience in the Aviation Industry. Starting with Air Express and Hawker Pacific, Pieter worked on all facets of general and corporate aviation.
Pieter was also responsible for hangar supervision and customer liaison. During this time Pieter also joined the Citizen’s Airforce in 23 Squadron. Pieter then worked for Ansett Airlines in both Sydney and Coolangatta for 13 years, working on jets and turbo props.
Following Ansett, Pieter worked for Boeing Australia as a Maintenance Quality Inspector working on the aerial tanker and the 737 Wedgetail project. Pieter is also a qualified internal auditor, workplace trainer and assessor, OH & S certified, project manager and specialises in process improvement facilitation. Peter has always had a strong interest for all kinds of aeroplanes, gaining his solo glider pilots license many years ago and representing Australia at 2 model aircraft World Championships.
He is currently enjoying the chance to apply his skills to the restoration and maintenance of vintage aircraft and gliders which has always been his passion.