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About Us

Ultimate Aero has been serving the flying community for over 25 years.

We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and a “beyond expectation” experience.

We offer a state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance, manufacture, modifications and restoration facility.

We are located in a beautiful town called Boonah which is nestled in the magnificent Scenic Rim, west of Beaudesert, Queensland.

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Our Team

Nigel Arnot

Chief Engineer

From small beginnings: Nigel Arnot has had a passion for the aviation industry for as long as he can remember. Growing up near Camden Airport in NSW he watched the aircraft with fascination. This eventually lead to him gaining a pilots license and his first aircraft restoration project, a Ryan PT 22. This aircraft is still flying today and has won many awards it also featured on the cover of the 1987 magazines Aeroplane Monthly and AOPA. 

Nigel has over 30 years aircraft maintenance experience specialising in Russian Yak’s as well as vintage aircraft restoration. He has a special interest in fabric and wood work. Nigel also has over 40 years flying experience. Winning his first Australian Unlimited Aerobatics Championship in 1991, he went on to win several more, taking home his last championship in 1996. For 12 years Nigel was also Australia’s number one Display Pilot. He continues his passion with aircraft and flying here in the Scenic Rim.

Nigel Arnot Chief Engineer

Pieter de Visser brings to Ultimate Aero over 45 years of varied experience in the aviation industry. Starting with Air Express and Hawker Pacific, Pieter worked on all facets of general and corporate aviation.

Pieter was also responsible for hangar supervision and customer liaison.  During this time Pieter joined the Citizen’s Airforce in 23 Squadron.  Pieter then worked for Ansett Airlines in both Sydney and Coolangatta for 13 years working on jets and turbo props.  

Following Ansett, Pieter worked for Boeing Australia as a Maintenance Quality Inspector working on the aerial tanker and the 737 Wedgetail project. Pieter is also a qualified internal auditor, workplace trainer and assessor, project manager, OH & S certified and specialises in process improvement facilitation.  Pieter has always had a strong interest in all kinds of aeroplanes, gaining his solo glider pilots license many years ago and representing Australia at 2 model aircraft World Championships. 

He is currently enjoying the chance to apply his skills to the restoration and maintenance of vintage aircraft and gliders which has always been his passion. 

Pieter de Visser

LAME

Pieter de Visser LAME

Liam brings over 8 years general aviation maintenance experience to the Ultimate Aero Team. He is familiar with working on a wide variety of GA aircraft from Cessnas through to light twins, experimental aircraft and even warbirds.

His passion for aviation was sparked through his father, inspiring him to complete a Cert IV in Aeroskills and apprenticeship in Orange NSW before starting with Ultimate Aero in 2017 where he has since gained his maintenance license.

Liam’s is also passionate about flying and he has obtained an RAAus and GA pilots license. He owns a 1960 Piper Tri-pacer which he enjoys flying.

He is currently enjoying the chance to apply his skills to the restoration and maintenance of vintage aircraft and gliders which has always been his passion. 

Liam Grubb

LAME

Liam Grubb LAME

Alistair has over 54 years experience in the aviation industry. Starting in the RAAF as a sheet metal worker, Alistair has also worked on Boeing 747 modifications and servicing. 

 

Alistair has worked extensively in general aviation and is a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer on both airframe and engines.   

Alistair Hall

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Alistair Hall LAME