THE SKY IS THE LIMIT
Ursula is your first port of call when contacting FlyJetstream, as she our very friendly receptionist
I literally grew up in aviation!!
My father was a pilot flying Junker aircraft for the Catholic Mission in the 1940’s in Windhoek, then Sud West Afrika.
After matric I attended a finishing school in Munster, Germany for 4 months.
On my return I joined the Department of Civil Aviation at J.G. Strydom Airport, Windhoek.
My general duties at the airport were making all announcements over the PA system of arrivals/departures and general announcements in the 3 official languages English Afrikaans & German as well as assisting at the Information Desk with general administrative duties.
During the inquiry of the Boeing 707 ZS-EUW air crash at Windhoek on the 20th April 1967 I was sworn in as a court interpreter and did all translations of witness reports that were in German & Afrikaans into English. I was on the board of enquiry together with Col. Preller (SAAF), Capt Stevens (BOAC Chief Pilot) Joc Geldenhuys (Head of SACAA).
At the age of 20 I was accepted by South African Airways as an airhostess, where I flew for 10 years on International Routes.
My last 4 years I was employed as a Check Hostess with SAA performing check rides on a crew of 14 flight attendants on the B747 and completing reports after the flights.
During my career with South African Airways I obtained my Private Pilot Licence and also wrote 4 commercial subjects which I successfully passed.
I have since completion of my flying with SAA been with several Air Charter companies and now with Blue Chip Flight School & FlyJetstream Aviation since July 2005.
I absolutely LOVE aviation ….