Boeing Acquires Leading Provider of Pilot Training Software
COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced it has acquired Peters Software GmbH ("Peters Software"), a market leading provider of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) based training content for early stage...
Director Of Flight Training - Des Lynch (September)
Another milestone for 43 Air School! Our sponsored AFIS ladies have successfully completed the validation of their ratings and are now licensed to operate solo in the very busy Port Alfred Tower. Congratulations to Neresa Naicker and Bridgette Lebona; well done young ladies! Thanks also to all the training staff who were involved.
Student Achievements (September)
SAA Cadet Chadlin April is another 43 Air School top performer who passed all his IATPL theoretical examinations at the first attempt. His average for the 9 examinations is an impressive 90.8%! Well done, Chad!
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 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!
Director Of Flight Training - Des Lynch (June)
43 Air School employee for the month of May is Instructor Charlize Thessner for her airmanship in handling an emergency. The citation reads as follows: "Charlize Thessner was the instructor on a training flight which experienced undercarriage difficulties. She applied the appropriate procedures to ensure that the undercarriage was down using the Event Management Model. Notwithstanding the opinion of the external observers after a low flypast to the effect that the gear seemed to be fully down and locked; Charlize expected that it may not be locked down.
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.
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.
Pilots Who Should Not Be A Pilot
A Word From Our CEO - Attie Niemann.
Aviation is one of those disciplines where a few weeks is a long time and a lot has been said and speculated around the recent tragedy where a German Wings Co-Pilot allegedly intentionally killed all his passengers. This article I thought might be a good one to demonstrate how complex and potentially fatal having the wrong guy in a pilot crew situation might be.
High level delegation from Etihad Airlines visit 43
A Word From Our CEO - Attie Niemann.
This month a high level delegation from Etihad Airlines visited 43 Airschool with a specific view to see the new 43 Airline Pilot Training offering, program and facilities. 43 was thrilled to have one of the top Airlines in the world visit them so soon after the final accreditations and programs were launched.