From 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’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.
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.
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 those years I gained experience in a lot of Internship / Part-Time Employment during my holidays and weekends. This was a vast range but I wanted to be in the Bushveld, outside in Nature.
That’s when 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 shortly after started my career in the Events industry which I truly enjoyed.
With all this experience & knowledge I wanted a new exciting challenge. Being in the aviation industry now, I truly enjoy flying and seeing the country from above – amazing – breath-taking!
I do hope that I can make our clients’ dreams come true with booking and assisti