Damian Shima

GRII Instructor

"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity!"


Since a young age I was inspired by my father who is an aircraft Engineer. Grew up in Kaduna Nigeria and   always wanted to fly and travel the world. 

In 2008 commenced my flying career which has been full of a wide range of experience from both flying and the business side of aviation.


The ability to help people.


I was to do my initial solo checkride and things got delayed, from weather to aircraft and all. But eventually after 2 weeks it was all set and I had the perfect solo checkride. That made me realise that everything good takes time and when the time is right it will happen.


  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 177
  • Piper Cherokee 180
  • Piper Arrow II
  • Piper Arrow III Turbo
  • Piper Seneca II
  • RV – 10
  • RV – 14
  • Beechcraft Barron 55
  • Diamond Katana
  • Ecnam Echo
  • Boeing 737-300