Archive for May 2015
Dreams Do Come True
My happiest childhood memories were that of a four year old sitting in our backyard in the country town of Wellington, waiting for the Boeing to fly over our house. At the slightest sound or sight, there would be a performance from me. I would call the whole neighbourhood’s kids to come and look at the aeroplane that will bring me something special one day. Well, I actually thought it would bring me another brother or sister…because, I thought that was where babies came from.
Solo Recognition - May
The traditional removal of a new pilot's shirt tail is a sign of the instructor's new confidence in his student.
In the days of tandem trainers, the instructor would tug at the student’s shirt tail whenever he was getting himself into trouble. After the first solo, the new pilot is competent in the air and does not need such a safety device.
This tradition has been modernised at 43 by cutting ties instead of shirt tails at our monthly Solo parties.
Director Of Flight Training - Des Lynch (May)
43 Air School has an advantage in having its own Air Traffic Services (ATS) College. We train Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS) personnel for service both here and elsewhere in the country. The AFIS provides pilots of aircraft with details of other known traffic taking off, landing and flying in the vicinity of the airfield. Local knowledge is thus extremely important and this is one of the reasons why the AQFIS had to validate his/her license at the airfield at which they are going to operate.
43 Student Achievements (May)
Two of our past students, Graeme Page and Ryan West who recently completed their training with us have now also recently completed their Cessna C208 Initial Type Ratings at our 43 Advanced Campus at Lanseria. Well done guys!
May saw one of our smaller graduating groups. However, a lovely evening was had by all in this more intimate setting. Congratulations to the three graduates for May; Juan Odendaal, Lizelle Mouton and Martin Muller, seen below with Director of...
43 @ Play (May)
At 43 Air School our motto is ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’ and that’s exactly what we did this month with our regular Team Building event, another Graduation Ceremony, our monthly Solo Party to celebrate those students who had gone solo for the month and to round it all off, a Karaoke evening!
Introduction To First Aid
On Thursday the 23rd of April, students were invited to attend an introductory talk on first aid held at our Cherokee Lecture hall. The talk covered the very basics of first aid and included a very interesting demonstration of what to do and how...
New Developments @ 43
Food Service Management at 43 realized the need to keep abreast of the Marketing trends of the school, which predicted an increase in Muslim students requiring Halal meals. Collaboration between departments involved ensured that 43...