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EAGLE AIR -

DEDICATED TO FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE

WONDERBOOM

AIRPORT

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Eagle Air Flight School was established in 2005 and few could have predicted that just fifteen short years later the school would have reached the heights this Eagle has achieved. Father and daughter team - the Managing Director Iemei Mendillo with her father Tommy Tseng - also a Director.

EAGLE AIR CURRENTLY HAS OVER 400 full-time students who are guided on their aviation journey by a highly experienced team of instructors with a combined 60,000 hours experience. One of the secrets to the success of Eagle Air is the refreshing attitude towards training and the family feel that everyone embraces. This family atmosphere forms the Eagle Air ethos – yet without jeopardising standards or discipline. Although Eagle Air have a company hierarchy that is adhered to, they have developed an

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open-door approach, enabling students and pilots to liaise directly with management – or with the directors when needed. Eagle Air pride themselves in not only teaching their students to fly – and fly well, but also in preparing them for the challenges they will face as professional pilots, whether they choose to follow the airline route, or any other commercial aviation operation. At Eagle Air the students and staff are always encouraged to maintain their individuality, yet


The Eagle Team.

become an active part of the collective. This guarantees that students will never become just a number and get lost in the system. Every student’s progress is monitored individually by management to ensure that every student always receives the necessary attention to obtain the best results in the least amount of time. Each week the students’ numerous achievements are recognised on Eagle Air’s social media to congratulate and celebrate with them. Eagle Air feels this forms part of making each student feel valued and that their hard work and dedication are recognised. The school is also proud of its CBT (Computer based Training) platform that makes studies for student more interactive and ensures that they have access to updated information at all times –and

its environmentally friendly as well. Iemei Mendillo, Managing Director and fellow Director Tommy Tseng have made a strong effort to promote women in aviation and this initiative is bearing fruit. Eagle Air now boasts both a female Chief Flight Instructor and a female Deputy Chief Flight Instructor. The Chief Flight Instructor is a former Airline Pilot with a total of 26 years flying experience and the Deputy CFI is one of the youngest pilots who went solo in 2013 at the age of 15. The Eagle team of instructors are almost as diverse as the student body. With students from all over the world it is a real advantage to have instructors that can speak a wide variety of languages: English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, French, Creole, Portuguese, Gujarati and Dutch can be heard as the instructors interact with the students.

The Eagle fleet of aircraft is also diverse as it was carefully selected to accommodate most budgets and types of flying. It is thus possible to cater for a variety of income groups, offering a wide range of students the opportunity to receive excellent quality training. Eagle air has a total of 29 training aircraft. The increasing fleet consists of the following: Cessna 172

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Piper Cherokee

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Jabiru SP

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Piper Arrow 2

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Piper Arrow 3

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Piper Seneca 2

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Beechcraft BE55

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Pilatus PC-12

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The Cessna 172 is the most popular training aircraft on the Eagle Air fleet.

Eagle Air operates a state of the art simulator.

Safety is the number one priority at Eagle Air and this is clearly reflected in the excellent condition of all the aircraft in the fleet. Eagle Air use only the most reputable maintenance organisations based at Wonderboom Airport. The maintenance facility exposes pilots to the mechanical aspects of aircraft maintenance, thus enhancing their total understanding of aviation. Eagle Air has its own state of the art FNTP 2 simulator which is CAA certificated for RNAV and MCC. It is capable of simulating aircraft ranging from a Piper Cherokee to a Cessna 425 twin-turbine Conquest. With its free-standing cockpit and 270˚ projected screen, it is certified for multi-crew training, aspects of the initial instrument rating skills test, annual instrument revalidation checks from PPL to ATPL, GR I and GR II Flight instructor’s revalidation flight test, maintenance of competency for ATP, MCC training as approved syllabus and RNAV/GNSS Training as per approved syllabus. In addition, Eagle Air acts as a training service provider for large commercial companies for specialised training on the Beechcraft Premier, Cessna 406 Caravan, Cessna Hawk XP and Bombardier Challenger.

Students are encouraged to become emersed in the technical and maintenance aspects of aircraft operations.

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Eagle Air have a pilot shop in the main terminal of Wonderboom. The pilot shop stocks a wide range of aviation products for pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts. Feel free to visit the flight school to find out more.j


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Wonderboom Airport’s

key role as a regional airport

Main terminal from airside.

Air connectivity is essential for a town, and indeed an entire country’s economic growth. There is strong evidence available from around the world that if a town is not served by an efficient and wellrun air transportation system, it will slowly atrophy as investments move elsewhere. IN SOUTH AFRICA THERE ARE also excellent examples of how regional cities and towns have experienced a boom simply by making themselves an accessible destination for trade and tourism by air. Durban, Cape Town, and George are a case in point – since local and foreign airlines have been increasing flying into the once stagnant and sleepy cities, investment and tourists are flowing in – and boom times have arrived – all thanks to the focused strategic air connectivity initiatives by

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the Dube TradePort in Durban and Wesgro in Cape Town Experience from ACSA with regional airports in Kimberly, George, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, and East London attest also to the fact that these airports make a significant contribution to the South African economy in the form of job creation, local investment in infrastructure development, and tax revenue flows, all of which are pivotal to the growth of our gross domestic product (GDP).


Wonderboom National Airport is one such slumbering regional airport. It is the general aviation airport which, in terms of traffic movements, is the busiest in the country and perhaps in the rest of the African continent. ATNS recorded traffic volumes at the airport averages 17,000 aircraft movements month-onmonth and in April 2021; reached their highest peak in recent years of 24,000. This record is unprecedented and surprisingly achieved against the backdrop of the downgrade of the airport’s license status from Category 5 to 2 and the Corona virus pandemic which has ravaged the entire aviation industry; bringing many commercial airports locally and around the world to a standstill. It therefore does not warrant any expert reasoning to realise the strategic nature of Wonderboom National Airport to the economy of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Council – the reality however as it stands is that Wonderboom airport is not fully exploited commercially.

standards applicable to a Category 7 SACAA licensed commercial airport, upgrading the aeronautical infrastructure and turning the airport into one of the most reputable regional airports with aircraft maintenance activities, flight training, chatter and scheduled flight services that connects to the other regional centres nationally and within SADC.

As the owner and operator of Wonderboom National Airport, the Tshwane Metropolitan City Council fully appreciates the strategic importance of the airport and is therefore now pulling out all the stops to restore and enhance Wonderboom National Airport to its rightful place as the key regional airport for the Capital City’s conurbation. The Tshwane Metropolitan City Council has partnered with ACSA to drive Wonderboom National Airport airlift to new levels of air safety, security, commerce, and service quality excellence.

Williams describes the airport as, “The training ground for hundreds of pilots across the country. Training activities account for 70% of the total airport traffic, with maintenance, flight charters, recreational flying, fly-overs and private flying constituting the remaining 30% of the traffic mix.”

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The memorandum was signed by Tshwane Mayor Randall Williams with Acting City Manager Mmaseabata Matlaneng and the CEO of ACSA, Mpumi Mpofu.

Tshwane’s Mayor Williams said that the airport holds immense potential for future development and the generation of increased economic opportunities in the city, especially as a logistics hub. “That requires a partner that understands how to optimise its operations as a strategic asset [and] it is for this reason that this administration decided to enter into this agreement with ACSA,” he said.

The airport is located close to a variety of resources and amenities: bulk freight and transport infrastructure is already in place, meaning that the region has high potential for business growth. “The airport is a strategic transportation asset for the city – both for air travel and tourism in the capital city,” he said.

THE ACSA PARTNERSHIP A partnership with ACSA was signed in March 2021 and will enable ACSA to assist the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Council in its renewed effort to make Wonderboom National Airport compliant with all the civil aviation norms and

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WONDERBOOM ABOVE: The ACSA memorandum was signed by Tshwane mayor Randall Williams who was joined by acting city manager Mmaseabata Matlaneng and the CEO of ACSA, Mpumi Mpofu. BELOW: Inside the terminal.

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An aerial photo taken in 2010.

parks and diplomatic missions. The City is aware of the airport’s vast potential towards ensuring that the capital city is accessible by air from key tourism and trade markets. Therefore, to latch onto the current organic growth in airport operations, planned capital projects for Wonderboom National Airport amongst others involve the extension of its primary runway, upgrade of the entire ground lighting systems, communication, navigation and surveillance systems, extension of the main terminal building; relocation of the air traffic control tower (ATC); and provision for land and bulk services for expansion of aeronautical properties and activities.

the City’s’ vision for the airport with the right marketing positioning as a regionally operated airport alongside the two big international airports in Gauteng – OR Tambo and Lanseria. The national civil aviation policy will remain the key enabler to the enhancement of Wonderboom National Airport with envisaged air commerce which will require designated international airport status. With ACSA’s experience and guidance, the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Council is planning to revive its 2012 application for the international status of the airport with the Department of Transport.

A par tnership w i t h ACSA was signed in Ma r c h 2 0 2 1

The developmental plans are aimed at supplying the right infrastructure to meet the prevailing market demand and attracting the right capacity of traffic mix for the Airport in fulfilment of

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WONDERBOOM NATIONAL AIRPORT

LOCATED AT THE HEART of the capital city, and conveniently located in the middle of a fast-growing industrial and tourism hub, Wonderboom National Airport is proudly a dynamic base for all general aviation activities and many aviationrelated enterprises. The state-of-the-art infrastructure makes Wonderboom National Airport ideally superior for all types of aeronautical activities. This infrastructure includes two runways, multiple taxiways, two large aprons, Category 7 Rescue, NDB and VORs, air traffic control tower, and advanced runway and taxiway aeronautical ground lightning for use in inclement weather conditions. Air commerce is on a steady increase thanks to superior service standards and ultra-low rates for property rental and aeronautical activities. To build on its current strengths, Wonderboom National Airport is planned for further development. This includes the extension of its runway to create air links that will support growth in all facets of the airport’s operations. These include turning the airport into a port of entry, and capitalising on the industrial parks and the agribusiness, mining and tourism sectors primarily located within the northern half of Tshwane.

“Wonderboom National Airport is more than just an airport, it is the mecca for general aviation.”

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Tel: 012 358 4028 Email: info@wonderboomairport.co.za www.wonderboomairport.co.za


Republic Aircraft Parts Republic Aircraft Parts,

Wonderboom Airport Pretoria. 50 years of serving the South African aviation industry, being wholesale suppliers of all general aviation aircraft parts, aircraft grade hardware, pilot and student supplies.

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Contact: William Pelcher +27 (0)12 567 5141 / 2 / 3 +27 (0)83 778 9252 • pelcher@lantic.net

Dr. Rudi Britz Medical Examiner

• Aviation Medicals • Diving Medicals • Maritime Medicals • Executive Medicals Please call +27 66 177 7194 or rudiavmed@gmail.com June 2021

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Leonardo

South Africa

European helicopter maker Leonardo has strengthened the level of support and maintenance services offered to its customer base in South Africa with the acquisition of Precision Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd.

THE SITE HAS BEEN OPERATING as an Authorised Service Centre for Leonardo’s helicopters in the country over the last 25 years and is the first Leonardo Excellent Service Centre on the Continent. This state of the art service centre demonstrates Leonardo’s long-term commitment to the region and its customers, improving support to a fleet of more than 120 helicopters mainly operating in Sub-Saharan African civil market. This is in line with Leonardo’s Industrial Plan focus on stronger customer support services and proximity. The Wonderboom facility comprises 2275 m2

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of floor space, 450 m2 of workshop and store, and an equivalent amount of office space. The service centre includes maintenance hangars, a bonded warehouse, workshops and other services, and provides maintenance, product support and engineering services. The facility reinforces spares availability for a range of models including: the AW119 single engine, AW109 light twin series, the AW Family including the AW139, AW169 and AW189. Leonardo plans to extend these capabilities to all future products. With the team’s extensive experience acquired while operating as an Authorized Service Centre


for Leonardo Helicopters over the past 25 years, it was a natural progression to become the first Leonardo Excellent Service Centre on the African continent. The “Excellent” rating is assigned to selected Service Centres focused on maintaining third party fleets and having the largest scope of service capabilities, all the while guaranteeing the continued achievement of Leonardo’s customers’ stringent expectations, and considering specific market requirements. The first area of the service enhancement implemented by Leonardo compared to previous services will be spare parts availability, which will be greatly expanded.

Leonardo’s enhanced services will contribute to maximise the helicopter fleet mission effectiveness and safety of operations to the benefit of operators, and clients. With over 100 helicopter service and maintenance centres worldwide, Leonardo plans to establish at least one ‘Excellent’ centre in all strategic markets. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Leonardo delivered continued support through its global network and leveraged digital technologies for remote maintenance services. Leonardo South Africa: AMO 090 Hangar 109 Wonderboom Airport Phone +27 12 543 0371

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COMPANIES

208 AVIATION AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE Established in 2007, 208 Aviation cc is a South African privately-owned company that strives to provide a broad range of maintenance and inspection services. Now in our twelth year of operation, we have become a key player in aviation operations on the African continent. Our speciality is the Cessna 208 Caravan, Beechcraft King Air series, Quest Kodiak, Daher TBM and Eclipse 500 aircraft maintenance and technical support.

Over the years, we have earned a reputation for providing superior quality and workmanship. Doing things right is how we do business. We consider it our responsibility to go above and beyond when it comes to aviation safety and customer satisfaction. 208 Aviation is also an authorised Quest Kodiak and Daher TBM Service Center as well as a very proud Blackhawk® installation facility. Contact Ben Esterhuizen +27 83 744 3412 Email: ben@208aviation.co.za j

AEROTRIC ELECTRICAL, IGNITION, INSTRUMENTS Aerotric (Pty) Ltd is based at Wonderboom Airport and has grown from strength to strength since opening their doors in May 2012. The Company prides itself on providing quality and reliable services such as overhauling, installing and repairing all electrical, ignition, instruments and avionics that is efficient and at an affordable rate.

Aerotric is a small company with big heart that strives to maintain relationships with all customers. Consisting of seven staff members Aerotric maintains a policy of high standards and keeping up with the latest technology and trends in aircraft maintenance. Contact Aerotric on: Office Tel: +27 87 802 1347 Email: admin@aerotric.com or Richard@aerotric.com j

E NOW SERVICING VED MO ON TH LD E V E I B A H 73 IRF SPORT PLANE BUILDERS CC AMO1189 & M712 WE GAR HE A WE ARE MOVING TO NEW PREMISES! T N F A O H Hangar 73 B Wonderboom Airport TO SIDE T S EA

SLING AIRCRAFT!

SPORT PLANE BUILDERS SERVICE MAINTAIN AND DEVELOP VARIOUS AIRCRAFTS AND COMPONENTS. Manufacturing, maintenance & repairs to various aircraft type certified and NTC aircraft. We also have have a composite repair facilities for type and non type certified aircraft. +272021 87 230 8468 108Landline: June

| Cell : 083 361 31818 | Email: info@spor tplanebuilders.co.za | Website: www.Spor tPlanebuilders.co.za

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SPECIALIZING IN RAVIN 500, RV RANGE AND TECNAM’S.


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admin@aerotric.com or richard@aerotric.com

ELT’s

ARTEX 345 ELT ELT INCLUDING INSTALLATION, MODS, SHEET METAL

ADS-B

Install Garmin GTX 335 ADS-B Out Transponder with GPS & GAE 12 Altitude Encoder SACAA Mod approval estimation +/- 3 months. CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION ON 2020 AD.

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AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENT PANEL REFURB & PRINTING IN HOUSE

APCO-Aircraft Powerplant Company AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, ENGINE OVERHAUL Aircraft Powerplant Company (APCO) was born in 2001 as a result of the management buyout of the PLACO Engines Division. Under the guidance Tony Rodrigues and Henk Joubert, both equipped with wealth of experience and knowledge, APCO has earned a reputation for excellence within the aviation community. APCO’s Team of highly qualified factory and locally trained technicians have developed full in-house capacity to perform all required maintenance and turn key repair services, including bench testing on both Lycoming and Continental Engines. In addition APCO have an in-house component division, engine hose shop, machine shop and also have CAA approved cadmium plating and de-inbritle facility.

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The NTC engine shop specialise in the repair and overhaul of many brands of NTC engines including Lycoming and Superior Kit Engines to name but a few. As an optional extra they offer a balancing and porting service as well as many types of corrosion protective applications, ranging from polyurethane base paints to the more lavish and durable ceramic coatings. APCO are suppliers of approved engine lubricants ie: Phillips 66, Aeroshell, Mobil turbine Oil, Camguard as well as AVBlend Hangar 5A, Wonderboom Airport, Pretoria North tonyrodrigues@mweb.co.za +27 82 558 9388 henkjoubert@mweb.co.za +27 83 258 5272 j


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ENGINE DIVISION

Complete overhaul facility with test bench

MACHINE SHOP

Machining, repair, modification o/h of cylinders and crankcases

TESTING

NDT, MPI, Dye Pen and Zyglo

COMPONENT DIVISION

Servicing, overhaul, repair

SUPPLIERS OF AIRCRAFT APPROVED ENGINE LUBRICANTS • SHELL • Phillips • AVBLEND and Camguard

PLATING SHOP

Cadmium Plating

Aircraft Powerplant Co. (Pty) Ltd

Tel: +27 12 543 0775 / 0181 • Fax: +27 12 567 3630 • Hangar 5A, Wonderboom Airport tonyrodrigues@mweb.co.za • Cell: +27 82 558 9388 henkjoubert@mweb.co.za • Cell: +27 83 258 5272 June 2021 www.apcosa.co.za

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AVTECH AIRCRAFT SERVICES AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE Avtech Aircraft Services based at Wonderboom National airport maintains Beechcraft, Piper, Cessna, Bellanca and Aerostar aircraft. With over 28 years of operation, the family-owned business has a vast experience in aircraft maintenance and meets the highest standards, still under the guidance of Riekert, Sr. Avtech Aircraft Services component shop specialises in the overhaul and repairs of continental fuel systems, carburettors and constant speed units, which include Woodward,

McCauley, Hartzell & PCU5000. This division is run by Andre Botha, AKA Proppie, who also has many years’ experience in his field. The Avtech team have collectively over 170 years of experience, between just four people. Avtech is therefore a wise first stop for all your general aircraft maintenance requirements. For more information contact PJR Stroh, Sr, on 082 555 2808 or PJR Stroh, Jr, on 082 749 9256. Visit them at Hangar 6 Wonderboom Airport. Email: avtech1208@gmail.com j

DART AERONAUTICAL DART AERONAUTICAL WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2006 and is situated at Rand Airport. We are committed to providing excellent service with the highest technical standard, not only locally, but to surrounding airfields as well. This division is headed up by Jaco Kelly and Pieter Viljoen. The team of 15 specialises in all aircraft types ranging from homebuilt to DC9 aircraft. We are market leaders in instrument and instrument panel refurbishments, which include the use of aircraft approved paint, router cutting and laser engraving. Dart Aeronautical is an agent for all major equipment suppliers such as Garmin, Mid

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Continent, Bendix-King, Sigma Tek, JP Instruments, Airtex, S-Tec etc. Our ability to purchase directly ensures our completeness and that our customers receive value for money without any reduction in quality and safety. We carry a wide variety of serviceable units in store that can be used as loaners while working on a customer’s unit or that can be purchased or exchanged. Contact Pieter Viljoen on: Tel: +27 11-827-8204 Cell: +27 83-652-4421 Email: pieterviljoen@mweb.co.za Website: www.dartaero.co.za j


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GENERAL MAINTENANCE & REFURBISHMENT ON LIGHT AIRCRAFT

COMPONENT WORKSHOP We specialize in CSU’s, carburettors and TCM Fuel System overhauls and repair of Continental and Bendix. Re-assembly and import of CofA inspections. Aircraft Sales.

NOW APPROVED FOR BENDIX (PRECISION) FUEL SYSTEM OVERHAULS &REPAIRS

Hangar 6, Wonderboom Airport. AMO1208 Tel: Riekert (SR) 082 555 2808 | Riekert (JR) 082 749 9256 | Andre (Proppie) 082 974 9713 avtech1208@gmail.com | proppie@avtechcomp.co.za June 2021

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AMO 227

FLIGHT SAFETY THROUGH MAINTENANCE

Overhaul / Shockload / Repair of Continental and Lycoming Aircraft engines

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Hangar no 4, Wonderboom Airport, Pretoria PO Box 17699, Pretoria North, 0116 Tel: (012) 543 0948/51, Fax: (012) 543 9447, email: aeroeng@iafrica.com

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Overhaul Engine Components Overhaul and supply of Hartzell / McCauley and Fix pitch Propellers


DART AERONAUTICAL Pieter Viljoen +27 83 652 4421 pieterviljoen@mweb.co.za Jaco Kelly +27 84 498 4916 jacokelly@mweb.co.za

GI 275

Attitude Indicator (AI/ADI)DART AERON

Pieter Viljoen +27 83 652 4421 Jaco Kelly +27 84 498 4916

GFC 600 New Garmin Autopilot Options

GFC 600 GFC 500

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LOUTZAVIA LOUTZAVIA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2004, at Wonderboom Airport, in Pretoria. We operate an exclusive Flying academy that practices the highest training standards from PPL (Private Pilot Licence) to ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot Licence). At Loutzavia you will find that we are passionate about flying and we will do our outmost to ensure your experience in Aviation is worthwhile.We are proud to say we have trained pilots who are now employed at airlines locally and internationally. Loutzavia is one of a select few flight training centres that has an in-house Grade I Designated Examiner. Jannie Loutzis has over 30 years flight training experience and more than 8000 flying hours under his belt and the foundation on which Loutzavia’s training is built is a no compromise approach to Flight Training and Flight Safety.Our team consists of thirteen instructors from diverse backgrounds.Johan Myburgh, our chief flight instructor and an ATPL holder, has been involved in flight training for

eight years and has 3000 hours of instruction. The training fleet consists of fifteen aircraft and covers single, multi-engine, turbo-prop and jet aircraft. Loutzavia recently acquired a Tecnam P2006T. We offer the full spectrum of flight training from the PPL-ATPL. Loutzavia also owns a FRASCA TRU-FLIGHT simulator that can be used for both Single and Multi-Engine Training. Open Days are held quarterly at Loutzavia where all aspiring pilots and parents are welcomed to be part of the Loutzavia experience. Introductory flights at reduced rates can be booked on the day or in advance. Should a more personalised experience be required a one-on-one booking can be made at any time. Loutzavia Your Aviation Destination! Contact Gideon on 072 919 8608 Email: info@loutzavia.co.za Website: www.loutzavia.co.za j

PILOTS and PLANES Pilots ‘n Planes is an aviation related retail outlet specialising in Pilot and Aircraft Owner requirements. Pilots ‘n Planes is one of the larger retail outlets of its kind in South Africa and has its main branch at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria, and a second branch at Rand Airport in Germiston. • Merchandise on offer includes: • Pilot uniforms and apparel • Aviation headsets (BOSE, DAVID CLARK, AVCOMM) • Sunglasses (RAYBAN, RANDOLPH, BONDIBLU, WAVES, OAKLEY) • Study material and equipment • A wide range of Aviation related gifts and collectables

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Both our Wonderboom and Rand stores trade Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm. On Saturdays, Wonderboom trades from 8am-2pm and Rand is open every first and last Saturday of every month from 8am-2pm. Contact Hannelien at Wonderboom Airport on: Tel: 012 567-6775 Email: pilotshop@pilotsnplanes.co.za Or Lee/Louisa at Rand Airport on: Tel: 011 824-3339 Email: rand@pilotsnplanes.co.za j


Dear Aviation enthusiast. Thank you for your interest in the LOUTZAVIA GROUP. Welcome to an exciting aviation experience.

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Loutzavia was launched in 2004 at Wonderboom National Airport as a Flight Training Centre by Jannie Loutzis, the owner and Chief Flying Instructor, and his wife Maria Loutzis as Chief Executive Officer.

Loutzavia is a leading group in the aviation industry who are dedicated to Yo u r A v i a t i o n D e s t i n a t i o n safety and specialising in all aspects of the aviation experience. We boast with various services in the greater aviation industry, covering the following:

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Loutzavia Flight Training Centre is at Wonderboom National Airport with the objective to cater for the greater part of Gauteng Flight Charters Aircraft Sales Pilot Shop – Main Terminal building - Wonderboom National Airport and Rand Airport Aircraft Hangarage and Management Aviation Insurance consultations (Fixed Wing and Helicopter)

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WHY CHOOSE LOUTZAVIA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTRE? Experience and Management • Loutzavia boasts one of the most experienced teams of aviation professionals in the flight training industry. • Our management hails from an established background in aviation, finance and recruitment. • Flight School owner and SACAA Designated Flight Examiner Jannie Loutzis, has been involved in flight training for 29 years. He has owned and operated large flying schools at Wonderboom and is well known and respected throughout the aviation industry. • It is one of a select few schools owned and managed by a Grade I Designated Flight Examiner and full time instructor. • Collectively, our management team Jannie Loutzis and Henry Miles, have in excess of 48 years and 17000 hours combined aviation experience. • A wide variety of successful training contracts for various organisations and governments have been successfully completed. This includes SACAA, South African Airways, Police air wing pilots and the Botswana government.

Ground Floor, Main Terminal Building, Hanger 70A, Wonderboom Airport Pretoria, P. O. Box 80698, Doornpoort 0017 Tel: +27 12 567 6775 Fax: +27 12 543 1519 info@loutzavia.co.za

www.loutzavia.co.za

LOUTZAVIA

FLIGHT TRAINING

LOUTZAVIA. YOUR AVIATION DESTINATION

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Pilotsn Planes PLACE YOUR ORDERS ONLINE NOW AT www.pilotsnplanes.co.za EMAIL ORDERS TO pilotshop@pilotsnplanes.co.za

A20 AVIATION HEADSET

Acclaimed noise reduction for pilots – 30% greater active noise reduction than conventional headsets.

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POWERED FLIGHT Having started as a helicopter pilot training school in February 2006 with a Robinson R22 helicopter, Powered Flight has grown significantly over the years and some of the important features have been: • Holding a Domestic and International AOC for both single and multi-engine helicopters • Owning our own hangar • Owning and operating several helicopters • Completed several contracts training pilots for African Governments We offer several helicopter ratings, including, night, instrument, game and sling, all using

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our own helicopters and crew. Our pilots are all employed full time and are focused, loyal and dedicated. All are chosen for their passion, knowledge, skill and patience. We are currently the only helicopter pilot school at Wonderboom Airport offering training in Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters. With minor changes to our infrastructure, we can train up to 40 full time student pilots. For study loans, please contact us to arrange a meeting. For further information please visit: www.poweredflight.co.za j

SPORT PLANE BUILDERS cc Sport Plane Builders cc (AMO 1189) is based at Wonderboom in Hangar 73 B, on the east side. Sport Plane Builders cc has the rating A, B, C, W and X (welding). It is mainly involved in the repair service and manufacture of non-type certified aircraft (NTCA), and is also the holder of a Part 148 manufacturing organisation license (M712). Operating since 2005 and run by Pierre van der Walt with his team, they are involved in various initiatives:

Assist owners in building RVs, as well as servicing and restoring them.

Running a composite workshop where composite repairs and parts are manufactured, including non-structural and structural repairs on type and non-type certified aircraft. They also model and construct new composite plugs and moulds. Sport Plane Builders cc supply the under carriage and composite components for the new Bat Hawk.

Maintain and rebuild various Rotax engine powered aircraft.

They also have manufacturing licenced for steel and aluminium manufacturing

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Partners in the new PCAD 700 6 seat single turbine aircraft project. Building to order the Ravin 500 – full Composite Comanche look alike. Building the turbine Compair – a six to eight seat Walter 601D turbine powered tail draggers.

Tecnam support in Southern Africa Contact Sport Plane Builders cc on: Tel: 0872308468/69 Cell: 083 361 3181 Email: info@sportplanebuilders.co.za www.sportplanebuilders.co.za j


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MAVERICK AIR CHARTERS Maverick Air Charters has one of the most extensive and modernised fleets in South Africa including their recent addition of two of the newest EX Caravans in the country.

With a 100% safety track record since inception in 2004, Maverick Air Charters offer one of the most cost-effective and best practise solutions in the market.

Maverick Air Charters specialises 24/7 in both local and International: • Private air charters • Cargo transportation • Dangerous goods (certified Cat 6) • High valued goods (with or without custodians) • General (lodge transfers, golf, fishing, hunting and scenic to name a few)

For further information please contact us on 012 940 0320 or email charters@maverickair.co.za or visit us at www.maverickair.co.za

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located in the middle of a fast-growing industrial and tourism hub, Wonderboom National Airport is proudly a dynamic The state-of-the-art infrastructure makes Wonderboom base for all general aviation activities and many aviationNational Airport ideally superior for all types of aeronautical related enterprises.

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