Willi Tacke

Pilot, Aviation Specialist, Editor, Publisher, Presenter, Consultant Trained as journalist at the Swiss publishing house Ringier. Working for Aviation publications since 1983 as editor, test editor, editor in chief, publisher and presenter: Publishing the magazines, Flügel (G); Vol Moteur (F), World directory (CH, E, F, G) and e-Flight-Journal Specialist for Ultralight, GA and electric aircraft, Organizer and Founder of the …

Adrian McHardy

Regional Sales Manager – Asia Pacific, M.E. Africa. Lycoming Engines Adrian McHardy is from New Zealand, and is the Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific, Middle East, & Africa for Lycoming Engines. In this role, he is responsible for leading the growth and direction of our International distribution partners and OEM’s in his region by promoting Lycoming products and services. …

Kylee Burnett

Mayday SA Peer Provide assistance to fellow peer pilots within aviation, who may require such assistance, to create a safe, confidential and stable environment for those who are part of a traumatic event or otherwise that may create further hinderance to their ability to continue in the immediate future, where MaydaySA as a support group enables supportive structures for pilots …

Mike Boywer

Aircraft Accident Investigator and CRM Specialist – Comair After my first flight in a DC-3 Dakota at four and a half years of age I was hooked on flying. My father persuaded me to study first and after completing a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering I spent 12 years in the SAAF where I flew Harvards, Impalas, Mirages and Buccaneers. My …

Santjie White

Aeronautical Search and Rescue coordination centre Chief Santjie started at the Aeronautical Search and Rescue coordination centre in April 2008 and received The Director civil aviation special industry award for exceptional individual contribution to the Aviation industry. Santjie White is responsible to Establish a Rescue Co-ordination Centre (RCC) to co-ordinate all participating search and rescue unit’s facilities within her area …

Piet Fourie

SACAA Airworthiness Inspector Piet Fourie was a Technician and Flight engineer at SAA. He is a CAA Flight Inspector on GA operation since March 2007. His function is to ensure that aircraft and its components are maintained and released in accordance to South African Civil Aviation Regulations (SACAR) requirements and in accordance to acceptable international practices and standards. To ensure …

Cobus Toerien

Chairman Accident Analysis and Prevention Committee – ALPA – SA retired SFO A330 / 340 and CRM facilitator at SAA Joined the Air Force in 1974 and after completing training on Harvard, Impalas and a BMil degree, completed operational tours at 8 Squadron [Impalas] and 3 Squadron [Mirage F1CZ], before becoming the Officer Commanding 2 Squadron, the “Flying Cheetahs,” flying …

David Alexander

General Manager – Professional Aviation Services David is General Manager at Professional Aviation Services, an ICAO AVSEC Professional Manager with a focus on AVSEC training development, air cargo security, airport security and risk assessment. David leads a team of passionate and highly competent, professional, aviation security compliance and training specialists who provide advice, training and practical assistance to the aviation …

Gertrude Makgatho

Head of Composites Laboratory – Aerosud Gertrude Makgatho is the head of composite laboratory at Areosud Aviation. She joined the company in August 2017. After receiving her 1st degree in chemistry at Tshwane University of Technology 2009, she worked in an organic laboratory at the same institution for 2 years specialising in organic synthesis. She later obtained her second degree …

Jean-Pierre Serfontein

Senior Engineer – BSc Eng (Aero) – Aerosud Jean-Pierre Louis Serfontein is a Senior R&D Engineer at Aerosud Aviation. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineer (Aeronautical) in 2007. He started his engineering career in 2008 at Denel Aeronautics (formerly Denel Saab Aerostructures) as a Stress Engineer on the Airbus A400M program. …