The BC General Aviation Association is a diverse community of aviators and other interesting people for whom aviation is an important part of their lives. The BCGA Featured Members Page is a way for us to get to know the individuals that make our community what it is. The featured members page is being launched on January 15th and will start with 5-10 member profiles. After the initial launch we will endeavor to feature a different member every week.


What is your name?
Abishek Nair

Instagram Name (If Applicable):

What is your occupation?
Artist Supervisor – LucasFilm

What is your home airport? 

What year did you start flying?

Where did you learn to fly?
Glacier Air – Pacific Rim Aviation

Why did you start flying?
I have been a huge aviation history fan and have followed the life and exploits of Charles Lindbergh, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, designers like Burt Rutan and military pilots from WWII. 

Unfortunately, learning to fly in India turned out to be way too expensive and I didn’t really get the encouragement to pursue because I was told I need to be the quintessential “I.T/ programmer guy” so I left home to pursue my other passion – film making and animation in the hopes that some day in another country I will save enough to get my PPL.

Fast forward to 2016 after moving 3 countries and working on some cool starwars movies, I moved to Vancouver and before I could even find an apartment I signed up at a flying school. 

After three summers of battling everyday adulting life, finances, career goals, BC weather, airplane availability, revolving door of instructors I finally did it. 

It took a long time but every minute was worth a thousand lifetimes. 

What airplane did you learn to fly in?
Cessa 172

What airplane do you fly now?
Cessna 172, DA20

What is your favorite kind of flying or place to fly to?
I enjoy exploring airports as am a new pilot, aerobatics is high on my list and my next step.

What is your favorite feature on the BCGA website?
Private Airstrip info, Trip Sheets…too much to list

In a few words describe what the BCGA is to you:
Passion, Knowledge and community.

What other aviation organizations / clubs are you affiliated with?
Am a part of EAA and CASARA

What is your favorite quote?
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Other interests:
Archery, Film making, Photography