Meet Our Crew

john ferguson

Pilot, PCM, Founder

Pilot John Ferguson developed a love of planes early, building models and training in Air Cadets then flying floats starting in the late 1960’s. John, a career Air Canada Captain, purchased and revived Fort Langley Air in 1999.  John has flown thousands of hours on floats on the BC Coast and still keeps coming back for more!

Favourite plane: The Lucky 1011

Andy Blacker

Chief Pilot

Andy retired from the British military after 22 years service on the Counter Terrorist Bomb Disposal team. He is a certified flying Instructor and survival- trained in jungle, arctic, temperate and desert environments. He is qualified in white water safety & rescue and underwater egress. Andy has flown the Cessna 150, 152, 172, and 180. We just feel safer when he’s around. 

Favourite plane: Supermarine Spitfire

Simon Langlois

PIlot

As of 2019, Simon has logged over 500 hours on a wide range of aircraft. He has flown the Cessna C180/C172/C152 (including floats,) the DHC-2 Beaver, the Piper PA28 Warrior, Beechcraft BE76 and Mooney M20K. Simon is fluent in 4 languages: English, French, Cantonese and Mandarin. Before joining Fort Langley Air, Simon was a mechanic and welder, working at a garage that restored old classic cars. Simon takes a keen interest in supporting our mechanics with mechanical maintenance duties on the aircraft at FLA, and still builds cars and trucks on his days off. Simon currently splits his time between Hong Kong and White Rock with his wife and two young boys.
Favourite plane: HU-16 Grumman Albatross

Tegan Owens Pilot

Tegan Owens

‘Pilot

Teagan is a local, third generation pilot; both of her parents and her grandfather have PPL’s.  Tegan currently trains pilots on the C-180 floats; she also has her multi IFR rating.  When she is not flying, Tegan spends her time backcountry skiing, mountain biking or whitewater paddling. And because safety matters, she has her swift water rescue, Advanced Wilderness First Aid training and is a rope access technician. She has 2 wonderful dogs. Tegan has a BA in photography and shares some of her great photos with us here at FLA. If you like flying and adventure as much as we do, follow @tegan_owens on Instagram. 

Favourite plane: The Hemisphere Dancer

Brad Nelson

Pilot

Brad lives in Fort Langley and has seen thousands of pilots take off from the Fraser River since the 1960’s. He has racked up over 10,000 hours flying floats in Coastal BC and was a career pilot with Air Canada Jazz. He is excited about seeing the Fort Langley Air DHC-2 Beavers ply their trade on the river. When he is not behind the controls, Brad’s passion is raising  professional show jumping horses.

Favourite plane: CRJ900

kristin jarvis,

Communications & Marketing
Digital Content & Social Media

Kristin is somewhere telling the story of Fort Langley Air – probably right now. She has crafted strategy, communication, business process and training plans for private, public and non-profit organizations during her 20 year career in business consulting. Kristin grew up around float planes, has lived in many towns in Coastal BC, and loves to take in the view of her home on the Salish Sea from the window of the DHC-2 Beaver or the deck of a sailboat.
Favourite plane: DHC-6 Twin Otter
Insta: @acousticpavement  | Twitter: @thekristinjarv

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Training

PILOT
We are the pilot’s choice for best float training school in North America. Complete your seaplane rating, build float plane hours, take your career bush pilot course or enjoy dual yoke flight-seeing

Charters

You need a seaplane!  Save time at work or play with a floatplane trip to your remote destination on the BC Coast. For 20 years we have been transporting singles, groups, crews and freight. Call us for a competitive custom quote.

Tours

See the wild BC Coast from the eagle’s view. Come and explore favourite spots old and new from a different perspective: Vancouver, Sea to Sky, Lower Mainland, Garibaldi, Harrison Lake, Golden Ears and more.