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 a 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 as it takes me back to my roots. I also love my work and derive great satisfaction from helping others.
With over 17 years of experience in the aviation industry, along with strong customer liaison, administrative and managerial 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 us are enjoyable and most memorable.
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.
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!
One thing I learnt in my 20’s was that there are not many jobs out there quite as exciting as flying an aircraft.
I studied at Stellenbosch University, got the Business degree and proceeded to work in the financial sector. Naturally it wasn’t for me. Fast forward a few years and soon I was making my dream come true, building hours in the sky.
The career change made sense, considering my father was a captain for SAA and my uncle a captain for Emirates.
Take to the skies with me and experience that feeling where anything is possible.
Born in Durban on the east coast of South Africa, my flying career started at Virginia Airport. Being employed as an IT technician I paved my way through flight training, achieving my Commercial Pilots License, Instrument Rating and Grade 2 Instructor Rating.
In my almost 1000 hours as a flight instructor I have built up great experience in the air as well as on the ground.
I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Scenic Air family, flying in one of the most stunning environments on the planet, gaining as well as sharing knowledge and experiences with others along the way.
I believe life is better experienced living the journey rather than focusing on the destination.
For many, flying has become ordinary. For aviation enthusiasts, flying still inspires us and creates a fair amount of wonderful emotions.
During my highschool years, I loved the idea of flying. After completing highschool, my aviation career commenced in the airline industry where I was in Refunds, Corporate Communications, Flight Operations, Cabin Crew, Passenger Handling Agent/Reservations and Ticketing for over 14 years developing a solid foundation within the industry.
The majority of my flight training was spent in our beautiful vast country, Namibia and I graduated in Johannesburg. After a solid step towards my commercial pilot career start in 2018 and many challenges along the way, nevertheless, fortune favored the bold.
I am a goal-oriented individual with a pleasant personality and a tenacity that knows no restrictions. Adept at cultivating a performance-oriented team culture dedicated to exceptional skill, efficiency and customer service within our aviation industry.
In terms of the current industry situation as a result of Covid-19, I believe the market for travel will grow again and bounce back, hence there will always be the need for pilots.
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.
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 eleven 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 the northern part of Namibia. I am a respectful, proactive, ambitious and results driven person. After I matriculated I chose the aviation industry as a career and I am glad I did. This industry gives me the opportunity to learn, experience and meet different people from different walks of life and it enables me to apply my knowledge and abilities.
It’s my pleasure and honor to work for this esteemed firm.
I was born and raised in a small town called Unna in Germany.
After successfully completing my Vocational training as a Service Clerk in Air Traffic Control, I started working as Cabin Crew to get the necessary resources to fund my Pilot’s Licence. Not only did I gain experience in administration and ground processes, but also the implementation of flight operations.
I joined Scenic Air in 2018 and I really appreciate the opportunity to combine the two best jobs in the world.
I am looking forward to showing you the beauty of Namibia from the air.
I was born and raised in this breathtaking country called Namibia. I always had a passion for flying and always loved being up in the sky, no matter in what way it was. I started my aviation career in South Africa in 2014 and after that I couldn’t resist coming back to Namibia. It is amazing how much you can see from a birds eye view and I am extremely privileged to be a part of this amazing team.
Blessed by the Ovahimba in the north and initiated by the San in the south. I was born and raised in Windhoek, Namibia. A true son of Africa. I spent most of my life in Namibia, apart from the few years that I spent in Johannesburg, South Africa where I completed my Commercial Pilot’s License. I am very passionate about my country, and even more so about aviation. Allow me to share this with you.
Growing up adjacent to OR Tambo Int. Airport and having a father working in the technical side of aviation maintenance, the bug of becoming a pilot has bitten me since 6 years of age… and it hasn’t let go.
I am Arno Pauling, born in Johannesburg, South Africa. I obtained my South African and Namibian Commercial Pilot Licence in 2018 and 2019 respectively. In 2019 I relocated to Namibia to follow my childhood dream. Flying is my passion and safety my first priority.
Allow me to introduce you to the most spectacular landscapes and lodges that Southern Africa has to offer. While we are at it, experience the warm-hearted locals of Namibia.
Growing up in the Klein Karoo in South Africa, I had a passion for aviation and nature from a young age.
Namibia has always been close to my heart and flying to Namibia in 2018 for the winter holiday and exploring all the beautiful scenery it has to offer, has led me to pursuing my aviation journey in 2019.
It is an honor to be part of the Scenic Air family and I hope to see you on one of our flights shortly.