If you pop into the headquarters of Matt Hall Racing at Lake Macquarie Airport you’re more than likely going to run into Kate Sands, our airfield operations manager.

There’s also little doubt you’ll be impressed by Kate’s warm nature and organisational skills as she goes about greeting and registering our joyflight customers.

But there’s more to Kate than just office skills and a kind welcome.

Kate is a brilliant pilot in her own right, having completed her Commercial Pilots License (CPL), Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR) and Flight Instructor Rating (FIR).

She has flown a number of General Aviation aircraft, both single and multi engine and, before we were able to steal her across to TeamMHR she worked as a flight instructor out of Cessnock Airport in the Hunter Valley.

Aviation is in Kate’s bones and it comes across in everything she does

“I remember flying with my dad when I was growing up and it was then I found the passion for flying and anything aviation,” Kate said.

“I enjoy getting airborne as much as I can and am aiming to complete my Aerobatic Rating soon.”

TeamMHR CEO Matt Hall said Kate was a terrific addition to the organisation.

“We are really happy to have Kate as part of the team,” Hall said.

“She brings so much enthusiasm as well as knowledge about aviation and is really driving our joyflight business and operation at Lake Macquarie forward.”

If you’re interested in booking a joyflight, please call Kate on 1300 790 936 or click here.