Our Staff

Morne Kleinhans

Morné Kleinhans
(Accountable Manager)

Morné started his Private Pilot License training at the Cape Town Flying Club in 1995 and completed his Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating in 2000.

He has held various positions at the Club over the years including Duty Pilot, Office Manager, Safety Officer, Responsible Person Aircraft, Chief Flying Instructor and Accountable Manager.

He represented General Aviation on behalf of the South African Powered Flight Association at the General Aviation Safety Initiative (GASI) chaired by the Director of Civil Aviation Captain Colin Jordaan.

His qualifications include Commercial Pilot License Aeroplane, Commercial Pilot License Helicopter, Instrument Rating, Grade II Instructor Rating Aeroplane, Grade III Instructor Rating Helicopter, Remote Pilot Licence Multi Rotor, Remote Pilot Instructor Multi Rotor, Safety Management System Manager, Aviation Auditing, Web Designer and Life Coach.

Away from flying he enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors.

Jaco van Zyl

Jaco van Zyl
(Safety and Quality Manager)

Jaco took his first flying lesson on ZS-NCG a Cessna 152 back in November 1994. After completing his Commercial Pilot License he became a Gr III instructor at the Cape Town Flying Club and progressed to Chief Flying Instructor.

He has held several positions during his career, including Chief Flying Instructor Cape Town Flying Club, Chief Flying Instructor Stellenbosch Flying Club, Charter pilot on Beechcraft King Air 90,200 and the Pilatus PC12, Chief pilot at the South African Red Cross Air Mercy Services, Chief Pilot at MS Aviation Charter Company and Captain at Skywise Airlines.

He is currently  a Training Captain on the Boeing 737-300 freighter fleet for Star Air Cargo and holds the position as Safety and Quality Officer at the Cape Town Flying Club.

Besides aviation Jaco enjoys his family, walking his border collies and the outdoors.

Liesl King

Liesl King
(Financial Manager)

Liesl is a Chartered Accountant with a legal degree and a post grad in writing and editing. She started her working career for KPMG in the Forensic accounting department. A stint at an accounting firm in Paarl followed, before she accepted a position as Marketing Manager for Racing South Africa. She was elected as Chair of the Cape Breeders Association, as well as being a director of Gold Circle Horse Racing & Gambling’s Western Cape Board.

After ten years on the international horseracing circuit working as a photographer and journalist for a number of international racing authorities, she joined the Cape Town Flying Club as Financial and Marketing Manager in 2020. Her interests include flying (in A380s as passenger), riding, skiing, dancing, camping, hiking and reading.

Paul van Tellingen

Paul van Tellingen
(Advisor on South African General Aviation Affairs)

Paul started his flying career in the Air Force and was a pilot with the South African Air Force from 1977 to 1983, with a rank of Captain. He held a Senior Commercial Pilot’s License and is an amateur Radio Operator.

In 1996 he joined the Cape Town Flying Club. He was the Club’s Flight Safety Manager from 1998 – 2002 and owned a Baron which he regularly flew Charter flights with.

He was the Lead Negotiator in a voluntary position for General Aviation (AWAC, AWSA, AOPA, AeroClub SA and CAASA) in challenging the implementation of proposed ATNS fees which would have crippled General Aviation. He also led a successful challenge against the implementation of SACAA’s 12 year overhaul ruling.

His other love is sailing, and he holds a Yacht Masters Offshore skipper’s license. Apart from flying and sailing, his hobbies are reading, rock climbing, hiking, chess and surfing.

Nicole September

Nicole September
(Head of Training & Flight Instructor Grade 1)

Nicole September was born in Port Elizabeth and completed her flight training in Port Alfred. She then instructed for four years and soon after worked as a Testing Standards Officer at the SA-CAA.

Her passion for flying led her to a contract  where she flew in Central Africa on a L410. After a few years of contract flying she then joined Comair where she flew B737-400 and B737-800 for four years.

Nicole has recently completed her GR 1 instructor rating and hopes to become a DFE in the near future.

Willem Slabber

Willem Slabber
(Flight Instructor Grade 2)

Willem started his Private Pilot License at Blue Chip Aviation when he was 15 years old.  After he matriculated he enrolled at the University of Pretoria and completed his BCom Aviation Management Degree.  While studying he was a Flight Instructor at Lanseria Flight Centre and a freelance Charter Pilot on the Cessna Caravan, Beechcraft King Air 200 and Beechcraft 1900.

He then joined Airlink during 2009, was a Training Captain and DFE on the Jetstream 41 and later transferred to the Avro RJ85 also as an instructor.  He joined Comair in 2016 where he operated the Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737-400.  Willem has 8600+ hours total time and of which 1900+ is instruction.

During his off time he loves to Kite Surf.

Matt Giliomee

Matt Giliomee
(Flight Instructor Grade 2)

Matt started his Private Pilot Lincense in 1990 at the Algoa Flying Club and got his Commercial Pilot License and Instructor Rating in 1995, followed by his Airline Transport Pilot License in 2000.

He flew a Douglas DC3 Turbo Prop for Speed Services and an ATR 42 for Solenta in West Africa before joining SA Express for 14 years.

He is a Grade 2 instructor with over 2000 instruction hours and around 11200 flying hours. Matt joined the Cape Flying Club in 2021.

His hobbies include tinkering on all manner of projects, spending time outdoors and a good braai with good friends.

Eben Oosthuizen

Eben Oosthuizen
(Flight Instructor Grade 2)

Eben joined the Cape Town Flying Club in 2013 to commence training towards his Commercial Pilot License. He completed his Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating and his instructor rating.

He has been an instructor at the Club since 2018.

Not only was he the Student of the Year in 2013, but he was also awarded the Dedication to Aviation Award in 2020.

When not flying his interests include camping, rock climbing and scuba diving, as well as a good braai.

Jehann Allie

Jehann Allie
(Flight Instructor Grade 2)

Jehann joined the Cape Town Flying Club in 2010 and obtained his Private Pilot License in 2012.

He is a flight instructor with the Club and holds a Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating and Multi-engine Rating.

In 2020 Jehann was awarded the Cape Town Flying Club’s Instructor of the Year Award.

His hobbies include running and cycling competitively and he has completed multiple 2 Oceans marathons.

Marco Joos

Marco Joos
(Flight Instructor Grade 2)

Marco started his training at 43 Air School in Jan 2017.

He completed his Commercial Pilot License  in April 2018, followed by his Instructors Rating.

He joined the Cape Town Flying Club October 2019 as a flight instructor with a Multi-engine Rating, Instrument Rating and Boeing 737 Type Rating.

When not flying his hobbies include cycling, gym, gaming and watching sport.

Riaan van Zyl

Riaan van Zyl
(Flight Instructor Grade 2)

Riaan started flying in 1977 during his military service and completed his Private Pilot License. After a stint as an Independent corporate financial adviser, he returned to flying as a Fleet Captain for Airlink.

He holds an Airline Transport Pilot License and is a Gr II instructor, Twin and Turbine. He retired as Airlink’s Training Captain in 2020 and joined the Air Mercy Service as a volunteer  on the Pilatus PC12NG.

Riaan joined the Cape Town Flying Club as Ground Instructor in 2019 and has over 22,000 flight hours and 3000 instruction hours. He is also the Commanding Officer of the Reserve Squadron and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

His hobbies include caravanning and the outdoors.

Our Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador program was established to identify young pilots who show strong leadership characteristics and the ability to inspire junior student pilots.

Student Ambassadors have a direct line of communication with the Accountable Manager ensuring all student related matters receive attention at the highest level within the organisation.

Junior student pilots are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Student Ambassadors and feel free to call on them if they need any assistance during their studies at Cape Town International Aviation Academy.

Josephine Salumu

Josephine Salumu
(Student Ambassador)

Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Josephine moved to South Africa in 2015 where she finished high school in 2019.

She had an introduction flight at Cape Town Flying Club during her matric year and decided to start her training at the club in 2020. She obtained her Private Pilot License in 2021 and now is busy completing her Commercial Pilot License.

Outside of the aviation industry, Josephine is a model and a private event organizer. She enjoys painting, riding, cooking and always trying to learn new skills.

Storm Fredericks

Storm Fredericks
(Student Ambassador)

Born in the year 2000, Storm found a passion for aviation in his early teens. Having completed his first intro flight at the age of 16 years old.

Storm started his training in 2018 after matriculating in 2017, He has always looked for an adrenaline seeking hobby when doing anything, he optioned his license in late 2019.  Currently Busy with his CPL hour building, with plans to expand his career in aviation by becoming an instructor at Cape Town Flying Club once completed with his hours.

When not in the air he tends to find himself behind a racing wheel of Go-Karts and cars.  He loves spending time with loved ones, always there to bring some club spirit.

Jason Boshoff

Jason Boshoff
(Student Ambassador)

Jason was born and raised in the small town of Lydenburg, Mpumalanga.

After he matriculated, he went on to study and worked in the family business until 2020.

He was exposed to aviation at a very young age with 3 Private Pilots and 1 Commercial Pilot in his family in can be said that Aviation runs in his veins.

Jason is currently building hours towards  his Commercial Pilot License and would like to ultimately complete his Airline Transport Pilot License.

His medium term goal is to be a Flight Instructor at Cape Town Flying club as he sees himself as a people’s person who loves the interaction with fellow aviators. Long term goals are to pursue a career as a contract pilot in Africa and ultimately flying Commercial flights for big airlines such as Qatar or Emirates.

Life needs a motto, and Jason lives by this one.

“Anything is possible. Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible”

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