Archive for July 2015
Director Of Flight Training - Des Lynch (July)
The 43 Air School Ground School Team
There are additional guest lecturers who supplement the team, but these are the full time staff of the 43 Air School Ground School; the “backroom” men and ladies who facilitate the theoretical examination process at 43 Air School.
Most students find the theoretical part of their studies to become a commercial pilot the most challenging part of their training. It is difficult for the inexperienced pilot to become competent in various subjects to the international EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Standard.
43 Student Activities (July)
Proudly introducing another first at 43, our very own Karate Club! The club is run by one of our past students who has now joined our Cadet Programme. Johan Slabbert, a black-belt in Karate himself, has kindly offered to give regular weekly classes to students who are interested in learning the fine art of Karate. By the looks of things, it has taken off with a bang.
Front Row L-R: Stephanie Oosthuizen, Cellestine Ogweno, Des Lynch (Director of Flight Training), Pretty Bhaugeerothee, Megan Carew
Back Row L-R: Imran Butt, Ravish Jomadar, Jeevenathan Ragen, Nilan Bansee, Kamleshwurnath Ramsaha, Simon Dinkelman, Keegan Smit, Jean-Marc Barra, Vrishun Dudhee, Mohammad Gopee, Leonard Calegari
43 Student Achievements (July)
PTC Aviation trained 43 Air School's new flying instructors; they have completed their induction and are on the line. From left to right, M Korimbicus, Zane Hesselman, Marisa Naude, Karel Smit, Johan Enslin and Michael Blunden. Welcome to the team, we expect great things of you.
SAA Cadet Lethukuthula Vilakazi is the latest to join our exclusive achievers club; he has passed all his IATPL Theoretical Examinations at the first attempt!
43 @ Play (July)
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.
International Lunch (July)
We were treated to a traditional homemade meal by our Seychelles Students this month.
The warm spices and rich flavours of Seychellois cuisine are gathered from the broad ethnic diversity of the country’s culture.
Influences from France, Africa, India and Asia combine to create an intense, vibrant flavour unique to the Seychelles.
Solo Recognition - June
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.