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Gender FEMALE
Industry Student
Occupation Pilot
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Introduction Quirky, weird, and somewhat insane. I started this blog in 2010, shortly after obtaining my PPL. Its purpose has been to share my flying experiences, and any tips that might help prospective (or qualified) pilots. I completed my CPL/IF in 2011. Soon after that I began working towards my Grade III Instructors Rating, and qualified as an instructor in February 2012. With about 250hrs to my name, I began the job hunt. With nothing in South Africa, I travelled to Botswana to see if I could make it as a 'bush pilot' (something I have always dreamed of doing). After a month (2 weeks spent in a tent, and the other 2 weeks spent scrounging house-sitting "jobs"), I decided to return to Cape Town, as I was running low on money. I kept looking for work locally, and set about completing my ATPL exams, while building the odd hour here and there. In February 2013, I was employed as a Flight Instructor, and in June I completed my ATPL subjects. After almost two years of instruction, I made the decision to follow my dream and return to Botswana. These days I call Maun "home", and the swamps of the Okavango Delta my playground.
Interests Aviation, Photography, Motorbikes, Animals, Music
Favorite Music Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Adult Contemporary on the music channel
Favorite Books Andy McNab, Garth Nix, Stephen Leather, Nelson de Mille