Fleet & Crew
MINOVATION was formed in 1997 by Chief Flying Instructor Min Stokes. She learned to fly in Jersey, Channel Islands and flew in the UK, France and USA and instructed in Jersey before before moving to Australia in 1993.
The school was set up as an alternative to the large flight schools and to be a place where people could receive quality one-on-one training tailored to the individual student in a small and friendly environment.
Our staff are all career instructors who will see your training all the way through until you get your licence.
We specialise in realistically preparing pilots for their first job in aviation to give them a real advantage when starting their flying career.
We have also developed a base where overseas pilots can come and hire an aircraft and enjoy a flying holiday.
Once you have completed your licence we have several Piper aircraft available for private hire so that you can explore Australia by air.
Meet the Minovation Crew
At Minovation we pride ourselves on quality flying instruction in a friendly environment.
Chief Flying Instructor
Founder of Minovation Flying School, with well over 12,000 hours of instructing logged. learning to fly with Min is an amazing experience and is a sure way to ensure you're getting the best training possible that WA has to offer
Warren has been with Minovation since 2006 and has an abundant amount of experience in instructing and test flying.
Warren has a unique and pragmatic approach to flight instruction ensuring that his students reach the highest standards.
Tricia runs the admin side as well as instructing so will often be your first contact with Minovation. Tricia will guide you through all the requirements for the course and answer any questions you may have about your training.
Our Training Fleet
This aircraft is a popular addition to our fleet, with its great handling, extremely sturdy and safety oriented construction, comprehensive instrumentation including Garmin GNS-430 moving map GPS and its ability to provide cost effective training from ab-initio through to cross country navigation.
Piper PA28 Warrior
The Piper Warrior is a reliable, comfortable and economical aircraft useful for training and for private hire. At Minovation we have two Warriors, VH-PMW, the oldest Warrior in Australia, and VH-PZK.
Piper PA28 Dakota
The Dakota is often used for private hire. With a variable pitch propeller and fixed undercarriage this aircraft is ideal for longer trips away and trips where a high payload is needed. The Dakota is the aircraft we use for CPL training.