Captain Russell Backhouse - Jetstar Pacific Pilot Support
I am the Pilot Support Representative for Rishworth Aviation in Vietnam. I am an Australian and my flying role is with Jetstar Pacific. My family and I are based in Hanoi and I hold the position of Jetstar Pacific Hanoi Base/Airbus Fleet Support Manager. Whilst I have over 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry, I have spent a good portion of the last 15 years working under an agency contract in various Asian bases (this being my second Rishworth Aviation contract). Therefore, I certainly understand the elements of working under an agency agreement in a foreign country and the support that a pilot and their family may be seeking from an on the ground agency support representative.
Captain Rick Nardine - Vietnam Pilot Support
I began with Rishworth Aviation in 2000 as an A320 Line Captain in Vietnam, and recently made the transition to Captain the A330. I have travelled to most countries in this part of the world and have lived and worked in more than 13 countries in South East Asia, Europe and the Americas. I have command ratings on both Airbus and Boeing and more than 30 years aviation experience - the last 14 years of which have been for Vietnam Airlines. I really enjoy working as a member of the Pilot Support team, greeting new recruits and helping pilots adjust to the 'Vietnamese way'. I also enjoy travel, golf, night life, food and beer.
Captain Sergey Popov - Korean Air Pilot Support
I have been on contract with Rishworth Aviation since 1999 when I joined as a B777 Captain flying for Korean Air. I remain in this position and for the last 5 years I also have been working as an Auditor in the Flight Operation Quality Assurance Department. Prior to this I flew for more than 21 years with Aeroflot, progressing from First Officer on a turboprop to wide body jet Captain whilst also holding management positions. I look forward to working with you.
Captain Francisco Garcia - Skymark Pilot Representative
I have been flying in Japan since 2008 and have been on contract with Rishworth Aviation since 2011 when I joined Skymark Airlines as a B737NG Captain. Before moving to Japan, I was based in the Dominican Republic for 19 years working for a large American company flying corporate jets and helicopters. I live in Tokyo with my wife and my 2 youngest children, who attend the local Japanese school close to our home. My wife is now taking Japanese class and starting a business in the import-export area. In our spare time we enjoy going on camping trips around Japan.