The Instructor Team
Let's Meet our Aviation English Instructors.
ICAO English Rater
Ricky Lau has been an airline pilot since 2004. His experience working in a multicultural environment has led him towards language training and rating and he is currently a Director at IAE. He is an approved ICAO Rater and trainer and enjoys helping his students to take the stress out of the ICAO English Examination.
ICAO English Rater
Robert has been a pilot since 1997 and has flown for many different airlines in some of the most challenging parts of the world and brings his experience and knowledge of Aviation English to the company.
Captain Harty started his civil aviation career after leaving the Royal Air Force in 1989, when he spent three years as a flying instructor preparing students for UK CAA commercial flight tests. Joining Royal Brunei Airlines in 1992, Captain Harty operated the B757 and B767 on intercontinental routes. After six years with Royal Brunei, Captain Harty joined Emirates on the B777. During his time with Emirates he was responsible for the setup and running of the command remedial training package, as well as taking an active role in the development and teaching of the Emirates command CRM course. Latterly, Captain Harty was employed as a Senior Training Captain with a Hong Kong Airline and is a HK CAD Authorised examiner.
Tony has 50 years’ experience of the airline industry, having worked for British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways and TAG Aviation Asia. Tony’s experience covers Operations, Flight Dispatch, Customer Service, Training, Ground Operations, Human Resources, Recruitment and Administration. He spent many years recruiting airline pilots at both Cathay Pacific and TAG Aviation Asia. His last role within aviation was Director of Human Resources and Administration with TAG Aviation Asia, responsible for the Company’s HR, Administration, Recruitment and Information Technology.
Simon has resided in Hong Kong since 1981 and is professionally associated with many aspects of English usage, from working for the HKSAR government examination authority, to voicing a multitude of television commercials and international and local feature films. He also heads a team of actors for developmental corporate work and recording of oral modules for students from the majority of Hong Kong universities. In his spare time, Simon is also an avid aviation enthusiast.
Originally from the UK, Yorkshireman David is currently a pilot for a leading airline. He joined the RAF as an engineering apprentice after leaving school, where he served as a Ground Engineer for two years, subsequently becoming a Flight Engineer in the air force on the C130 Hercules and L1011 TriStar. After spending 20 years in the RAF, he obtained his commercial pilot licence and joined British Airways as a Flight Engineer, flying the L1011, DC10 and B747, before leaving to join British Mediterranean flying the A320. He left BMed in 2001, when he came to Hong Kong, and is currently flying the A320/1, B747 and A330.
David is also a qualified flying instructor with some 2800 hours of flying instruction and examining experience under his belt, with his total flying experience standing at just under 22,000 hours. He has been flying for over 43 years (first solo flight was 15the May 1973 and boasts 10 years of CRM/TEM facilitation practice.
Keith served in the North Yorkshire Police, UK, before joining the Royal Air Force as a pilot where he served for seventeen years flying in many types and roles, from fast jets, VIP transport, photoreconnaissance to instructing on business jets. He followed this with commercial flying for companies such as Caledonian, British Mediterranean and Airbus before coming to fly for a local carrier in Hong Kong. He has a Master of Security Management degree and has recently retired from flying after amassing nearly 16,000 hours on types including A320/1, A330 and B747. He is now keen to share some of his experience.