Neville Bharucha, a resident of Pune, is a multi-faceted personality, both in his private and professional capacity.
He began his career in Sales and Marketing very early in life (age 15) and joined a reputed Real Estate Firm in 1989, where his career in Realty was launched.
By 1998, the entrepreneurial itch had taken over and he established one of Pune’s most trusted names in the business: Vistate Enterprises (under the brand name: Rohaan’s Real Estate).
Since 2007 he has been an Executive Sales Director at Kool Homes – one of Pune’s premium realty developers.
An animal lover – he owns several pets, including a pony. He took up Equestrian Sports in 1995 and began serious training under the coaching of Asian Games Gold Medalist Col. G. M. Khan.He brought many laurels to Pune and Maharashtra – having won many state and national level championships including participation in the National Games in equestrian sports in events such as Dressage, Hacks, Tent-pegging, Cross Country etc;
By 2007, Neville developed a passion for aero-modeling and aircraft simulation software. This quickly grew into a need for the real thing. He started studying aviation in 2011 and earned his PPL in 2012. He is rated on single-engine aircrafts: Cessna-152, Cessna-172, CH 2000, Diamond DA 40; and on a multi-engine aircraft: P-68. He has a Private Pilot Open Rating for all aircrafts of AUW less than 1,500 kgs. At present he is training for his rating on a DA 42 NG. He is also working his way towards instrument ratings.
He has 400 flight hours and jointly owns a DIAMOND DA 40 NG which is based at Baramati in Maharashtra. He is the founder member of SKYCLUB AVIATION, LLP, an exclusive company formed by like-minded private pilots in 2015.
Neville joined Aircraft Owners and Private Pilots Association (AOPA) India at it’s inception and serves as the Western India Representative. He also is a founder member of EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 1596, Secunderabad, India. He dreams of making private aviation more accessible to the fast-growing lower-middle and middle class citixens of India and change the perception that it is a sport only for the more affluent members of our society.