Meet Our Team

At Island Coastal Aviation, we have implemented a progressive supervision and training program for all our staff members to ensure consistently high levels of instruction and performance.

We are proud to employ some of the best people in the aviation industry!  

Chief Flight Instructor, Class 1 Flight Instructor, ME, IR

Bote Sha

Bote started his aviation journey as a pilot student. Bote grows up from Class 4 instructor to Class 1 Flight Instructor in two years in Canadian Aviation College. Bote is young, fast learner and very skilled flight instructor with the latest knowledges of Aviation rules and standards.

Bote brings his vast knowledge and experience to Island Coastal Aviation to share it with both our staff and students!

Assistant Chief Flight Instructor, Class 2 Flight Instructor, ME, IR

Kwun Fung Cheung

Kwun was graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor degree. Kwun’s aviation journey began in 2017, after completing his CPL, he become a certified flight instructor in 2019 at Saint Honoré, Québec. He is quadralingual and looking forward to have language exchange with you if you know any other languages. 


Mehran Abshar

Mehran AME Instructor graduated in Aeronautical Engineering 1978 from England.


40+ years worked as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer on different Types of Aircraft, including American and European Types Helicopters and Specialized on helicopter`s dynamic Component Overhaul, Trained and certified at relevant components Manufacturer such as Bell, Robinson, and Euro-copter Airbus.

Class 1 Instructor, ATPL

Anthony Kokai-Kuun

Anthony is an Airline Transport Pilot License holder with a BSc. in Geological Sciences from the University of British Columbia.

From 1989 to 1994 Anthony worked in the airline industry gaining experience and knowledge.  He started this adventure as a Flight instructor in 1989 and advanced to a Class 1 Flight Instructor and then a charter pilot on the Piper Navajo and Beech King Air. In 1994, Anthony founded his own aircraft charter company, North Vancouver Airlines Ltd. North Vancouver Air grew from an airline with 2 six-passenger aircraft to eventually operating 11 six to nineteen-passenger aircraft.

Anthony closed North Vancouver Air in 2005.  In the meantime, he was hired in 1998 by Air Transat and was thus running North Vancouver Air and flying full time for Air Transat.  At Air Transat, Anthony flew as First Officer on the Lockheed L-1011 then advanced to Captain on the Airbus A-310, A-330, Boeing 737, and the Airbus A-321 Neo LR.

In 2015 Anthony returned to flight training with his own C-172 and became involved with Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc. where he helped in their 703 Air Taxi Operations.  In the Spring of 2020 Anthony was offered the position of CFI at Island Coastal Aviation and developed Standard Operating Procedures for ICA that will make the school a leader in Flight Training in Canada. Although he is no longer the CFI, Anthony brings over 20,000 hours of experience to Island Coastal Aviation in numerous types of aircraft and has a vast knowledge of the challenging flight and weather conditions of the Pacific North West

Class 4 Instructor, ME

ChengGang Zheng

Chenggang graduated from aeroplane engineering school back in 2006 and was active in the aircraft maintenance field before coming to Canada in 2018. He then started his pilot training and became a certified instructor in 2022. He was able to benefit from his previous aviation experience to form a solid background of general knowledge. His general impression of students is that a knowledgeable, responsible and patient. In his own time, he invested his time in the flight simulator community. If you love flight simulators, you will find a good time having coffee with him.

Class 4 Instructor, Seaplane Instructor, ME, IFR, CPL

Samuel Goncalves

Living an active lifestyle Sam has mixed his passion for the outdoors and flying. As a Flight Instructor Rating holder, Sam is able to help students obtain their seaplane rating as a part of their licencing requirements and has helped many achieve their goals.

Class 4 Instructor

Yejin Son

Class 4 Instructor

Ileshkumar Nayee

My passion for aviation began at a young age, after I visited cockpit of B737 while traveling to Zambia . As a commercial pilot, I have focused my career on providing effective coaching as a flight instructor. I hope to work with you to train you into a proficient and confident pilot while having some fun along the way.