Phil Unicomb first started flying in 1976 whilst still at school and is well known and highly respected in the aviation industry both in Australia and overseas.
In 1984, Phil debuted in the first of his many years of competition aerobatics and air display flying.
By 1988, Phil had established himself as a corporate pilot for well known businessman and publisher Kevin Weldon. During this time, Phil flew a variety of aircraft for Kevin including vintage aircraft, the DeHavilland Beaver Amphibian and the main aircraft the PA31-350 Piper Chieftain under single pilot IFR.
In 1991 Phil and close friend and fellow air show pilot Squadron Leader Dave Freedman formed Action Aerobatics Pty Ltd, which was a well known school specialising in advanced pilot training. Phil remained in the role as Chief Flying Instructor and Chief Pilot for 20 years. During this time while running the school, he continued to fly air displays and produced some 40 state and national champion aerobatic pilots, including well known air show display pilot Paul Bennet with whom he still works closely.
Phil and Dave created the Skyaces formation aerobatics team in 1992 and flew in Eastern Australia and South East Asia performing at various events including the inaugural 1993 Thai International Air Show near Bangkok, Thailand. The Skyaces live on to this day and their current pilots are all former students of Phil. The team is now operated Paul Bennet Airshows the stuff of which Phil is very proud.
In 2003, Phil and business partners formed Air Action Pty Ltd, predominantly operating warbirds at Cessnock in the Hunter Valley whilst still running the Action Aerobatics Flying School at Maitland. During this time, Phil was operating a T6 Harvard, a T28 Trojan, a L39 Albatross Jet Fighter amongst other exotic aeroplanes.
In 2011, Phil had a flying accident at a country air show and was incapacitated for 6 months with a fractured spine (an injury from which he has since fully recovered). Following his recovery, he was offered the position as Chief Pilot and Chief Flying Instructor at the Royal Newcastle Aero Club, a position which he held for 8 years. Phil is also an independent pilot examiner for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia and travels the country carrying out advanced training and flight tests.
In August 2019 Phil established a new venture, Phil Unicomb Aviation Pty Ltd to offer his many services to the pilots of Australia.