Meet Our Team

Welcome to our team at Island Coastal Aviation! We are a passionate and dedicated group of aviation professionals committed to providing the highest quality training and services to our clients.

Our team is made up of experienced pilots, certified flight instructors, maintenance experts, and dedicated support staff, all of whom are committed to delivering exceptional results. We bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project, and we are passionate about sharing our love of aviation with others.

Whether you are a seasoned pilot looking to advance your skills or a new student eager to start your flying journey, our team is here to support and guide you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized, one-on-one attention to each of our clients, ensuring that you receive the highest level of service and training.

At Island Coastal Aviation, we believe that our team is our greatest asset. We are a close-knit group that works together to create a welcoming and supportive learning environment for all of our students. We are dedicated to fostering a culture of excellence, safety, and professionalism in everything we do.

Thank you for choosing Island Coastal Aviation. We look forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve your aviation goals!

Class I Instructor, CFI

Luke Shang

Operation Manager

Eden Liu

Highly motivated professional with 5+ years of experience in aviation, including student counseling. 

Proven success streamlining flight school operations, optimizing resource allocation, and ensuring regulatory compliance. 

Passionate about continuous learning and leveraging new technologies to enhance our flight school operations.


Mehran Abshar

Mehran Abshar is a highly skilled and experienced AME Instructor with a strong background in Aeronautical Engineering. Graduated in 1978 from a prestigious institution in England, Mehran has over 40 years of experience in the aviation industry, working on various types of aircraft, including American and European helicopters.


Mehran has specialized in helicopter’s dynamic component overhaul and has been trained and certified at the relevant components manufacturers such as Bell, Robinson, and Euro-copter Airbus. This extensive experience has made Mehran an expert in his field, allowing him to provide invaluable insights and knowledge to his students.


Throughout his career, Mehran has demonstrated his commitment to the highest standards of safety, excellence, and quality. His passion for aviation and his dedication to ongoing learning and development make him an exceptional AME Instructor who is highly respected by his colleagues and students alike.


Mehran’s wealth of experience, combined with his excellent teaching skills, make him an asset to any aviation training organization. He is a natural leader, and his ability to inspire and motivate his students to achieve their full potential is second to none. His passion for aviation is infectious, and his knowledge and expertise are unparalleled.

Class III Instructor, Assistant CFI

Ileshkumar Nayee

Ever since I visited the cockpit of a B737 at a young age, my passion for aviation has been unwavering. As a commercial pilot, I have dedicated my career to sharing my love of flying and providing exceptional coaching as a flight instructor.


My approach to teaching is founded on creating a safe, supportive, and enjoyable learning environment. I am committed to helping my students become proficient and confident pilots while having fun along the way. I believe that learning to fly should be an exciting and fulfilling experience, and I strive to make each lesson a memorable one.


With years of experience in the aviation industry, I have developed a deep understanding of the challenges and rewards of flying. As a flight instructor, I am dedicated to sharing this knowledge with my students, providing them with the tools and skills they need to succeed in their flying careers.


I am confident that my passion, experience, and teaching approach will make me an asset to any aviation training organization. I am excited to work with you to help you achieve your goals and become the best pilot you can be.

Administrator, Dispatcher Leader

Laryn Gilmour

Laryn comes to us with a background in journalism and multimedia, graduating from Niagara College’s Broascast Journalism, Radio, TV and Film Production Advanced Diploma Program. 

She is passionate about helping students succeed and welcoming them to the college community and following their journey by showcasing their landmarks in their flight training.

She loves art and culture and is grateful to be apart of a training facility hosting students worldwide and being their key contact throughout their first steps into their career.

Class IV Instructor

Finn Leahy

Class IV Instructor

Paarth Banga

Seaplane Instructor

Estevan Biscaro

Seaplane Instructor

Cole Nelson


Beomsue Lim