Testimonials

Below are some testimonials from past students.

Testimonial -   WA Goldfields - Mathew Mealor
... After having trouble with my final ATPL exam, Flight Planning, I needed help from someone who knew everything there is to know about AFPA and more importantly, knew how to teach it. Having been based in an extremely remote location for work, I knew it was going to be difficult. I turned to Reg and he completely understood my situation. As I did not have mobile reception at the work base, I had to attend one-on-one tutoring sessions (on my iPad) from the company car on top of a nearby hill. Thanks to Regs patience, understanding and considerable knowledge I was able to pass AFPA straight away after being tutored. ...
Mathew Mealor, Geophysical Survey Pilot, WA Goldfields
Testimonial - QantasLink - Will Hughes
... Through Reg's professional dedication to his teaching, I gained excellent results in my commercial pilots license, command instrument rating and all of the airline pilot theory subjects in just over 12 months. Reg would definitely go far beyond any other teacher I have experienced, in helping every single student achieve their goals, as he had a clear and concise way of getting the knowledge through, particularly in the ever so challenging ATPL subjects. Many of my fellow students and myself found the ATPL subjects a challenge, but thanks to Reg's professionalism and dedication to his teaching we all passed and passed well. It makes a real difference when the teacher has a true passion for teaching, and this showed through in Reg's classroom. Reg has an excellent history of teaching as he is a very experienced flight instructor and well qualified tertiary educator, and I was always impressed with the extent he goes to help people. Reg's happy and courteous but professional nature, earned him the respect of everyone in his classrooms as he always demonstrated himself in very warm, and exemplary fashion. I would recommend Reg Litster unequivocally to anyone that is serious about aviation studies. ...
Will Hughes, Dash 8 Captain, QantasLink
... Recently I arrived in Australia for my ATPL License conversion. The process is overwhelming, especially for a non native english speaker. I was having a hard time trying to properly prepare for the exams and spent a lot of time and money in books. Luckily I found Reg, who is an amazing professional and an awesome guy. With his huge passion for teaching and patience he made my learning so much easier and faster! I definitely wouldn't have done without him!!! I can't thank him enough! ...
Everton Silva, Airbus A320 First Officer, Jetstar Pacific
Testimonial - Currently saving in Regional WA (Port Hedland) to finish CPL flight training. - Brianca Stankewycz
... Coming straight from high school I didn't know what to expect but Reg was more than accommodating and took the time to extensively answer all questions I had throughout the CPL & IREX Theory Courses. He is by far one of the best teachers/lecturers I've had and I would/do recommend him to anyone interested in aviation. ...
Brianca Stankewycz, Pilot, Currently saving in Regional WA (Port Hedland) to finish CPL flight training.
Testimonial - Susi Air - Ian Wilson
... When I was working as an instructor, I used to tell my students: ‘If you want a real teacher not just an instructor, go to Reg Litster. He doesn't just tell you the information, he uses his wealth of teaching experience and ability to turn even what seems a very complicated concept into something easy to understand and fun to learn. ...
Ian Wilson, Cessna Caravan Captain, Susi Air
Testimonial - AJF Brien & Sons - David Chadwick
... I only started flying in 2011. As an older student the biggest shock was having to study after more than 30 years. When I decided to move into the IFR, it quickly became obvious that I could not teach myself as I had with my PPL and NVFR. I had been looking into schools offering the course when Aviation Theory Virtual Classroom was pointed out to me. At first I was quite sceptical as I am far from tech savvy. The biggest attraction was being able to do it from my home in western NSW which represented a massive saving on travel and accommodation.  Reg is an excellent teacher with an enormous amount of patience. After the first day it felt as though I was in fact virtually in the room with Reg. The proof of the course is that I passed comfortably on my first attempt which I believe to date boasts a 100% success rate so far this year! Thank you Reg. ...
David Chadwick, Managing Director, AJF Brien & Sons
Testimonial - CUMI (Australia) Pty Ltd - Trevor Allen
... After having completed PPL and CPL with self-study and then deciding to do an instrument rating, the advice I received was not to attempt the IREX course without undertaking some form of formal tuition. Work commitments excluded me from being able to attend a full time classroom based course. Luckily I stumbled upon ATVC and Reg Litster. ATVC provided me with the flexibility I required at a more than reasonable cost. The virtual classroom works extremely well and went beyond my expectations in terms of the interaction and type of presentation that was possible. The manner in which the course has been broken down into manageable components and then bringing it all together with a series of practice exams towards the end was surely preferable to dredging through the course content on my own and trying to make sense of it all. Reg’s background as a teacher and flight instructor combined with his dedication, patience, flexibility and caring made for a most worthwhile experience . Reg, thanks once again! ...
Trevor Allen, Managing Director, CUMI (Australia) Pty Ltd
Testimonial - Australis Helicopters - Shane McKinnon
... If your goal is to not only pass CASA’s ATPL and IREX exams, but comprehend the study material, then Reg Litster should be your aviation theory instructor. Reg’s vast knowledge of aviation theory, coupled with his ability to impart that knowledge in a simplified manner that is both time and cost effective, transformed understanding aviation theory’s more difficult subjects into something I thoroughly enjoyed learning. Therefore, I could do nothing but highly recommend Aviation Theory Virtual Classroom. ...
Shane McKinnon, Director, Australis Helicopters
Testimonial - Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Western Operations, Meekatharra - Damon Roberts
... When building anything it is important to start with a solid foundation. Investing in good training when building your career in aviation is priceless. It is one thing to 'know your stuff' and quite another to know your stuff and be able to teach it well. It is rare to find someone like Reg Litster who has a proven history on both counts. His decades of teaching experience, passion for aviation and care for students shines through in the classroom. He is an extremely capable and approachable presenter of complex subjects and is patient and persevering in ensuring your learning success. I am very grateful to have had Reg as a teacher. ...
Damon Roberts, Senior Base Pilot, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Western Operations, Meekatharra
Testimonial - China Southern West Australian Flying College (CAE Oxford Academy Perth - Craig Broadfoot
... During the period 2007 to 2011 I was enrolled both part time and full time in Reg Litster’s theory courses for aviation. The courses that I attended included BAK, PPL, CPL, IREX, PMI and ATPL theory subjects. I can confidently and proudly say that I gained a 100% pass rate in all my theory exams with high marks. My ATPL results averaged 90%. I owe this to Reg's classes. Overall our class had an above average pass rate compared to other flying school courses. This is due to Reg's varied teaching techniques and aids. In combination with computer based training, original interactive notes and textbooks the course was professional and went beyond to ensure that we, as students, did not just know the material but understood it and could apply it to our workplace. Having gained such high marks in ATPL and IREX it enabled me to gain employment and advance quickly despite being a low time junior pilot. I highly recommend Reg Litster and his theory courses to any person wishing to study aviation. ...
Craig Broadfoot, Flight Instructor, China Southern West Australian Flying College (CAE Oxford Academy Perth
Testimonial - DHL - USA - Boris Ambrus
... Since completing the theory course in 2004, the material learnt through Reg Litster's class has also helped me pass theory exams in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the U.S. As a professional pilot I appreciate the way Reg's classes not only helped me pass the theory exams, but have stuck with me as practical knowledge that I use each flight. During the times I needed extra help Reg went out of his way to make sure I understood the material. I owe a lot of gratitude to Reg for his energetic and patient teaching style, and would have no hesitation in recommending him as a teacher. ...
Boris Ambrus, Beech 1900 Captain, DHL - USA
Testimonial - Australian Skydive  - Chris Kokot
... When I first started studying for CPL I struggled a bit with some of the concepts in the topics. I found that after enrolling in Reg's theory class I quickly got through my exams with no worry. What would've taken me ages with self-study took me about a quarter the time, and Reg took the time to explain, so we each had a better understanding. ...
Chris Kokot, Jump pilot (C208), Australian Skydive
... Reg did an exceptional job as an educator when I took his IREX and ATPL courses.  He is an experienced, conscientious and caring person whose passion for aviation ensures that students gain much more than just a passed exam.  I would highly recommend his course to all students seeking IREX or ATPL qualifications.  He really knows how to get the best out of his students. ...
Belinda Bennett, Previous employed as Senior Pilot, Chartair
... Reg has an amazing enthusiasm for aviation that takes his knowledge beyond that required to teach flight theory. This depth of knowledge allows Reg to explain and describe the syllabus on many different levels to compensate for all students comprehension and understanding. In my opinion, the delivery of subject matter, combined with extensive exam preparation techniques was a major factor in my rapid progression through my personal aviation career. ...
Derryn Howie, Previously employed as First Officer, Qantaslink, Now flying in Canada
Testimonial - QantasLink - Hayley Wood
... I cannot recommend the services of Reg Litster and Aviation Theory Virtual Classroom highly enough. I was a student from 2002 until 2004 and Reg taught me all theory subjects from BAK through to ATPL Flight Planning. I consistently achieved excellent results thanks to Reg. Reg has an unbeatable knowledge of the subject material. He teaches with passion, integrity, and respect. No question is too silly or too complicated for Reg. When Reg teaches, he fulfils two requirements: extremely good preparation for the CASA exam; and a practical understanding of the subject matter. Choose Reg.  ...
Hayley Wood , Captain Dash 8, QantasLink
Testimonial - Toll Aviation   - Zac Rule
... I can say without a doubt Reg Litster is one of the best aviation theory instructors in the country. If it wasn't for Reg I'm sure I would have struggled to get through all my theory let alone complete it with the ease I had after Reg's help. ...
Zac Rule, Metro pilot,, Toll Aviation
Testimonial - Toll Aviation  - Leonard Nicholas
... Reg has a brilliant way of explaining things in a practical sense and if there was something that I couldn't understand Reg would have a few other ways of explaining it. With his background in teaching and love for Aviation the course was motivating and interesting. ...
Leonard Nicholas, Metro Captain, Toll Aviation
Testimonial - Alliance Airlines - Sally Axsentieff
... Reg is a Teacher, he is an Aviator, he is a Tech Guru, (although he likes apple mac) and through his dedication he combines these passions to present a thorough understanding of each subject matter. No concept is too hard to teach and Reg has a number of ways to explain the same topic taking into account individual learning styles, ensuring you know and understand the practical application too. With Reg's knowledge and teaching ability you can put the stress of those CASA exams behind you. Sign up with ATVC today. ...
Sally Axsentieff, First Officer F100, Alliance Airlines
Testimonial - Commercial Pilot, Mid-north Coast NSW - Brad Pepper
... I've been a wall and floor tiler for 11 years and finally decided to follow my dream to be a professional pilot, but was concerned as to whether i was up to the challenge of the theory components. I have now completed all CPL and IREX subjects with relative ease, thanks to the patient teaching style and depth of knowledge that Reg Litster brings to the classroom. It truly takes someone special to make learning both engaging and fun at the same time but Reg achieves this and beyond. For someone who wants to not only pass but truly understand the subject matter, I couldn't recommend Reg more highly..... ...
Brad Pepper, Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Mid-north Coast NSW