Our Crew

150x120_head_shot_feb_20112-3c70ba8bb4From as far back as I can recall I have been crazy about flying. I started flying radio control aircraft at the age of 10. However, my latent aviation passion did not become more concrete until 2004 when I completed my PPL and started flying for the law firm in which I was a partner. As part of my legal studies I completed a Master of Laws selecting International Aviation Law as a focus. In 2009 I decided to study for and obtain my Commercial Pilot’s Licence and completed the FAA Instrument Commercial Licence as well as my Namibian Instrument and Commercial Licences. I began to free-lance for local operators and obtained my multi-engine, turbine endorsements.

Since having contracted a severe case of aviation influenza, I bought into Scenic Air in late 2010, quit formal legal practice, and now function as Scenic Air’s Managing Director and line pilot rated on all types Scenic Air operates.  I joined the Namibian Chapter of AOPA as executive board member. I am passionate about anything and everything aviation related with a special interest in Crew Resource Management.  In my free time I fly my RV8 aerobatic aircraft and regularly take part in pylon races and air races.  I also served as Airboss for Namibia’s International Airshow.

I have been fascinated with aircraft and aviation ever since I saw a formation flypast of Silver Mirage III fighters of the SAAF way back in 1965.  I was 4 years old.  In 1980 a dream became a reality when I was selected for pilot training in the SA Air force.  Fifteen years later I left the SAAF as a Flying Instructor to become a civilian pilot, and flew for various airlines into destinations as far away as South Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Algeria to name but a few.

My career has included work as a Safety Officer and Accident Investigator (qualifying through the University of Southern California).  To date I have completed 32 investigations.  I owned my own safety company in South Africa and currently lecture in the subjects of Dangerous Goods Conveyance by Air as well as Safety, Security and Emergencies Procedures Training for aircrew through Avconsult cc in Windhoek.  I have held positions as Chief Pilot and Contract / Operations Manager in various airlines and have savored the good times and bad times together in a career that I consider to be one of the biggest privileges affordable to mankind; that of being a professional pilot.

Been born and having grown up in Windhoek, I have had the opportunity to travel around Namibia extensively. I have visited some of the special places and have seen some spectacular views this country has to offer. With this knowledge I feel in touch with the touristic side of the industry and by working in aviation, I am able to contribute to their Namibian Experience.

For the past nine years I have been working in various sectors of the aviation industry. Organizing schedule flights, dispatching mercy flights, operating with contracts in foreign countries and planning charters are all part of my experience. Attending to client needs by coordinating relevant information makes my job quite interesting. We cater for client’s needs which range from single turbine or single engine aircraft and any other special requests they might have. All of these fall into my area of expertise and I look forward to assisting you with your visit to this beautiful country.

Working in the aviation industry sometimes involves long hours, difficult situations and challenging experiences, but everyday has something new and entertaining to offer. The trick is to find that ‘something’ sometimes. Working with the crew and staff here at Scenic Air always brings out that something special each day.

I was born and raised in Swakopmund and the love of the Namibian bushveld and the breath-taking beauty of its landscapes have been with me since my childhood days.  I am very fond of being outdoors and just appreciating the silence that our country’s vast open spaces have to offer.

After school, I studied Tourism Management for 3 years in Stellenbosch , after which I continued my studies with another 2-year Hospitality & Catering Course, during which I gained quite a bit of experience.  I started working on a Lodge in the North of Namibia as Food & Beverage Manager & Assistant Lodge Manager.  I loved it – being outdoors, in nature – perfect!  I moved to Windhoek in 2012 and shorty after started my career in the Events Industry which I truly enjoyed.  Yet, I wanted a new and exciting challenge and the aviation industry has given me just that.  Being in the industry now for nearly 3 years, I realized that each day brings something new and interesting.  I have worked in the Charter Co-Ordination Department to improve my knowledge and am now the Quality Assurance Manager for Scenic Air.

I enjoy my present position as it gives me a very good insight into the safety and security of our passengers and staff and I feel that with our customers feeling safe and secure, they really can enjoy all that Namibia has to offer. Working with people has always given me great pleasure and making sure that Scenic Air always delivers to the best of everyone’s ability, gives me a lot of satisfaction.

Born in Namibia my career as a bookkeeper began right  after I left school, when my father asked me to work for him  in his transport company, starting as receptionist.  Five  years later, having gained some general knowledge in the  field of bookkeeping, I accepted the offer in a local chocolate  factory attending to sales and clients ledgers.

In the years to follow, I changed companies a few times, each time acquiring some knowledge in a different section of the accounts department.  Finally, in 2008 I applied for the position as bookkeeper at Scenic Air, which was quite a new challenge, since I never worked independently in any accounts department ever before.  Working in the aviation/tourism sector made me realize, that the rather dry duties of a bookkeeper could have more faces than just figures and numbers, meeting a lot of interesting people.

I was born in Namibia and raised in a beautiful small coastal town called Swakopmund.  I love adventure and I am passionate about the Tourism Industry.  I was fortunate enough to join the Aviation Industry in 2015 when I worked at the Swakopmund Airport.  I soon realized my interest and quickly grew fond of the aviation world.

I am now privileged enough to be part of an amazing Scenic Air team.  Be sure that a great adventure awaits.

With nearly 10 years in the motor industry, with all its pleasures and pain – I felt that I was ready to move on and explore our beautiful country and my curiosity in the air.

I joined the Scenic Air team, not sure what to expect, but from the start it was all I had hoped for and so much more. The vibrant atmosphere and challenging endeavors keep me motivated to contribute positively, and continuously inspires me to do my best for both client and company.  My passion for excellence and service delivery has inspired me to become part of this dynamic team to create the ultimate journey for everyone involved.

I am here to make a positive contribution.  See you up there!

As a real petrol head, I immediately stepped into the motor industry after I matriculated. In the back of my mind I always had a passion for Tourism. My parents showed me the sheer natural beauty of Namibia and how to love and respect our country’s fauna and flora. I soon realized that this is the dream I wanted to pursue. Namibia, a country of sculpted sand dunes, wildlife and a sense of wilderness, my passion all in one. It is a privilege to work for Scenic Air. I now have an opportunity to show the world Namibia through a bird’s eye.

I started working for Scenic Air in 2012 as a Flight Dispatcher until 2014.  I then left for South Africa for a year for my Commercial Pilot’s License.  I returned to Scenic Air in 2015.

I was born in Windhoek and grew up right next to the local Airport.  I was exposed to aviation my whole life and became more interested in it as time went by.  Working as Scenic Air’s Flight Dispatcher has helped me gain a lot of experience on the operations’ side of aviation.  I am responsible for preparing the aircraft before every flight, including all the relevant planning for each flight and assisting all our passengers’ onto the aircraft.

I am looking forward to assist you on to our aircraft in the future.

Flying aircraft and spending time in the outdoors has been a passion of mine since I was very young.

I was raised on a farm in South Africa and often used to watch the pilots flying over our farm during crop dusting season.  Ever since then, the idea of flight amazed me and I became determined to find out more about the aviation industry.

In the late 2000’s I moved to New Zealand with my family and completed High school.  During this period I spent much of my free time building and flying Radio Controlled aircraft and other small aircraft.

Whilst still at High school I decided that I wanted to become a professional pilot, and so I applied to a School of Aviation in New Zealand and was accepted.  Whilst completing my Commercial Pilot’s License, I concurrently completed a three year Bachelor of Aviation Degree (BAv-ATP) which gave me an in depth understanding of the very effective and efficient industry of global aviation.

Namibia is an exquisitely beautiful area of Africa, and I greatly look forward to being able to show you its beauty from the skies above so that you can return home knowing that you experienced only the very best of what Namibia has to offer.

Ever since I can remember I have been surrounded by something related to aviation.  Whether it was an airport or an aircraft.

I started flying for Scenic Air in 2017 and enjoy every minute of it.  It’s a combination of flying and meeting new people daily which is life fulfilling to me.

While growing up in the UK, I was fascinated by aircraft and always wanted to end up involved in aviation in some way.

After school I started studying Engineering in Southampton, an industrial town in the south of England.  One day, tired of the bitterly cold winter and the monotony of my studies, I visited the factory where the Spitfire was designed and built.  Later that week I decided to up-root, move to Cape Town and start my life in aviation.  I have never looked back.

After completing my license and ratings in the beautiful Cape of Good Hope, I settled on moving up to Namibia to experience the breathtaking, wild, open landscapes and diverse bush strips.  And so, I joined the Scenic Air family in 2016, allowing me to work while doing my favorite thing, flying.

I look forward to introducing you to Namibia and showing you, from the air, why so many people keep coming back.

I was born and raised in Namibia.  I always wanted to travel and what better way to do it than from the air.  After my intro flight, I knew I have found my calling in life. Each and every flight is a great and memorable experience and I enjoy seeing our beautiful country from the air.  I hope to share this great experience with you soon.

I was born in 1988.  Since I was a young boy I always wanted to be a fighter pilot (we have Top Gun to thank for that).  After I matriculated in 2006 I studied Architectural Draughting and worked as a Draughtsman.  I soon realized that I wanted to exchange sitting behind a computer screen all day, with that of getting behind the controls of an aircraft.  I started flying in 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa.

During this time I worked part-time on a Hunting farm to help pay for my training.  I also love the bush and being in the wild.  I completed my Commercial Pilot’s License in 2014.  I received an opportunity with Scenic Air in 2016 and has never looked back since.  With my bush experience, flying in Namibia is absolutely amazing.  I am fortunate enough to do the two things I love the most, flying and being in the bush.

I am looking forward to enjoy this amazing experience with you.

My Aviation Adventure started in 1994 when I joined the Comav Team as a Trainee Charter Coordinator.  In 2002 I joined the Scenic Air Team as Charter Coordinator.  During 2010 I had the amazing opportunity to buy shares in Scenic Air. This has now become my life journey.

I’m an unpretentious, sophisticated individual who is results driven and motivated to succeed. I’m a Namibian who appreciates this country for its extraordinary natural beauty. I love being in nature, it takes me back to my roots. I also love my work and derive great satisfaction from helping others. With over 11 years of experience in the aviation industry, along with strong customer liaison and administration skills I am confident in my abilities to provide Scenic Air’s passengers with a professional service. As Scenic Air’s General Manager I look forward to ensure that your flights with Scenic Air are enjoyable and most memorable.

I grew up on a farm in the Karoo, South Africa.  My love affair with aviation started the first time I saw an aeroplane as a small boy.  Our farm is located next to a small runway where crop-dusters came to land once every 3 months or so.  It was a long run through the field to get to the runway, but I made sure that I never missed a landing or take-off.  I am the first in our family to become a qualified pilot and I firmly believe that a pilot is born and not made – doesn’t matter where you come from!

I got my wings from 43 Air School in South Africa and the hunt for the first pilot job lead me to Namibia.  I absolutely fell in love with this country, the people and the amazing beauty of what it has to offer!  My career has taken me to most parts of Africa and has afforded me many exciting opportunities in aviation. I also spent 6 months flying in South Sudan for the WFP (World Food Program).  Since I started my career in 2002 in Swakopmund, I have been a charter pilot, schedule pilot, cargo pilot, medivac pilot and a safari pilot.  I am also a qualified Quality Assurance Manager and recently completed a Diploma in Basic Business Finance through UNISA.

I started my career in the Aviation industry some 20 years ago and fell in love with it and Namibia.  After about 4 years in aviation, I decided it was time to explore more of the Tourism industry, which included moving from Swakopmund to Windhoek, on to Cape Town, back to Windhoek and finally back to Swakopmund.

I went on to explore the Tour Operator side of things and expanded my knowledge on Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola and even Mauritius.  I found out very quickly that Tourism is my passion and completed my Tourism Degree as well as a Management course.

After about 10 years in the Tour Operator industry it was time to return back to the Aviation industry. Aviation has changed a lot in the last 10 years but I still love every minute of it.

When I moved to Namibia in 2008 I immediately fell in love with the people and the beauty of the country.  I do not only have the privilege of flying in this majestic place but I also serve as the Safety Officer for Scenic Air.  Over the last few years I have developed a great passion for safety and the quality of our clients’ experience with us.  I quickly learned and understood that Namibia is a place that captures your heart, and that delivering quality service and en grain a safety culture among our Pilots would be of utmost importance.

Scenic Air strives for service excellence in a safe environment.  I hope to greet and welcome you soon and I look forward to share this wonderful experience of flying in Namibia with you.

With the majority of my family working within the Tourism sector, it was a logical move for me to start my working career in the same industry, namely at a car rental company in Windhoek.  This was followed by several years with a local 4×4 rental company – where I realized how much I enjoy assisting and advising visitors on their journeys in and around Namibia.  However, after I met my husband – who is a professional chef – we moved to a Lodge in the north of Namibia, where I was tasked with the logistics of the catering side of the Lodge.  Our spare time was mostly spent at the airstrip – watching the aircraft take-off and land.

When we returned to Windhoek, I again joined the tourism industry as Fleet Coordinator for a large tour operator.  With a number of pilots in my family – and my brother having worked as a Pilot for Scenic Air for a number of years – the Aviation industry was a frequent topic of conversation in our home.  Thus, when the opportunity presented itself I joined Scenic Air.  I am more than delighted to be in the Aviation industry, rendering the very best and professional service to our guests.

I was born and raised in a small but beautiful northern town in Namibia called Tsumeb.  After school I decided to spread my wings in seek of new adventures and moved to Swakopmund.  I fell in love with the beautiful scenes of aircraft passing by the jetty at sunset.  I started my aviation career at a small company where I was fortunate enough to complete a few courses and meet some amazing people     along the way.  I was privileged enough to join the Scenic Air team in 2016.  I am now proud to say that I am part of this great team and that we are ready to assist you with your every need in aviation.

I was born in Pretoria, South Africa.  I grew up near an air force base in the Southern suburbs of Pretoria – and that’s where my love for aviation and fixed wing aircraft started.  I’ve started my flying career at the age of 18 and I wouldn’t change my job for anything else in the world.  We would like to show you the beauty of Namibia, from a birds’ eye view.

Hi, I am Dean.  I started flying in South Africa in 2010, and have been doing it ever since.  I also have extensive experience in computer hardware and software, as well as graphic designing. I love to travel and the outdoors – which makes being a pilot, the perfect job for me.

I was born at the Louis Trichardt Air Force Base in South Africa, where my father was a Fighter Pilot for the South African Air Force – he is now an Airline Captain and spends his spare time flying formation aerobatics in South Africa.

Naturally, I was set on a path to follow in the footsteps of an impeccable aviator and strive in every aspect of my flying to uphold the excellent standard that he has set.  My love for aviation, nature and hospitality brought me to Namibia where I am blessed to fly incredible aircraft over the most beautiful landscapes, sharing my love for the skies with new people every day.

I look forward to welcoming you on-board for the experience of a life time!

Traveling and being a part of aviation is such a privilege.  I started my Pilot training in 2012 in South Africa, later moving down to the Eastern Cape to continue training.  I completed my Commercial Pilot’s License in 2014.

After working in Operations with a flight school for a year I finished my Instructor’s rating where I continued to teach students the love for flying.  My dream of becoming a bush Pilot became a reality when I had the honour of joining Scenic Air in 2017.

It is an absolute blessing to meet new people and see the stunning landscapes of Namibia from the sky.  The air up in the clouds is pure and divine. And why shouldn’t it be, it’s the air the angels breathe.

I come from a small town in South Africa called “Thabazimbi”where I grew up on a farm.  I only adopted the love for flying later on in my life.  Before that I wanted to become an Engineer.

I still remember my first Charter flight I had to do in South Africa.  It was very long and tiring, but after landing I regret my feet being on the ground.  I still struggle to call this a job.

My love for aviation started from a very young age.  I grew up living in Air Force bases all over South Africa as my father was, at the time, a pilot for the South African Air Force.

After school I worked for a nursing college as their Project Manager for  three years, while completing a Diploma course in Project Management at the University of Pretoria.  My thirst for adventure soon led me to go and work abroad on large privately owned luxury motor yachts.  I later completed my Yacht-master 200ton Offshore license and retired from the boats as a Second Officer. During my five years on the yachts I cruised the Caribbean, East coast of America, Canadian and Mediterranean waters.

As it was always my ambition to become a commercial pilot, I started flight training in 2013 and completed my European (EASA) frozen ATPL in 2015 after training in the UK and Sweden.  I also converted my license to a South African CPL and validated the license with the Namibian Civil Aviation Authority.  It is now a great honor to be part of the Scenic Air team, a company whose professionalism, not only when it comes to customer service but also safety, is unquestionable.  I truly hope to have the privilege to welcome you aboard one of our Scenic Air flights soon and share with you the stunning scenery Namibia has to offer.

Like any other Pilot – flying is my passion.  I started flying at an older age and haven’t looked back since. I enjoy the family atmosphere at Scenic Air.  I look forward to meet you on one of our aircraft soon.

I am from a small town called Pearly Beach in South Africa.  I am an adventurous person and love outdoor activities like camping.  I also have an incredible love for nature as well as animals.

I started flying with my father at the age of 7 and fell in love with the sky from the word get go.  After I matriculated at Overberg High in 2010, I started pursuing my dream in 2011.  My dream to have the best office view, one from the sky.

I joined Scenic Air in 2015 and it’s been an exceptional journey so far.  The flying here is amazing, the landscapes are spectacular and ever changing as the dunes from the desert shift with the winds.  Namibia has so much to offer, from the ground and from the air.  I love it here.

I started flying in 2008.  After I completed my Commercial Pilot’s License I became an Instructor at a Flight School at Rand Airport in Johannesburg.  I joined Scenic Air in 2016 and enjoy every minute.  I hope to see you on one of our aircraft soon.

I was born in Pretoria, South Africa and fell in love with aviation ever since I was a small boy.  My father introduced me to flying when he obtained his Pilot’s License and took me along on flights and to Airshows. I received my Commercial Pilot’s License in 2013.  I was flying as a Survey Pilot in South Africa for 2 years before I joined Scenic Air in 2016.

I am truly looking forward to being your Pilot and exploring the beautiful Namibia with you from the air.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  Albert Einsten