Director, Associate Mindfulness Coach
Curtin University of Technology
Edith Cowan University
Albert is currently the Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor at Viet Flight Training based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has been instructing Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) theoretical knowledge for 9 years, having instructed for two flight schools in Singapore prior to Vietnam. Some of the pilots he has trained are now flying for Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Scoot, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Cambodia Angkor Air.
He has keen interest in the area of Human Factors, regularly analysing aircraft accidents and incidents and exploring methods to effectively educate ab initio pilots on human errors, and Threat and Error Management(TEM). He has introduced mindfulness practices in his classroom to improve student performance, with the objective of enhancing core competencies of pilots.
Albert saw a common gap in many of the aircraft accidents and incidents, where the lack / loss of situational awareness (SA) plays a role towards contributing to these accidents and incidents. However, the industry lacks a structured program on how to improve SA for pilots. Albert is using the concept of mindfulness developed by Centre of Mindfulness Singapore to improve situational awareness and enhance competencies of aviation professionals.
Besides instructing ATPL ground school, Albert is also a Crew Resource Management (CRM) Facilitator and a certified Aviation English instructor. Albert holds a Commercial Pilot Licence issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.