The 'We' in FAA Services essentially refers to myself, an FAA licensed pilot since 1994 with Airline Transport Pilot privileges for aeroplanes and helicopters, instructor ratings for fixed- and rotorwing, for both the US and the South African Civil Aviation Authorities (FAA and SACAA).
Established in 2014
We have been operating and maintaining aircraft on the US register in South Africa for the last 21 years.
Since May 2014 we helped more than 75 non-US pilots with FAA flight reviews and instrument proficiency checks for both helicopters and aeroplanes in South Africa, with clients traveling to Johannesburg from as far as Finland and Senegal.
We also successfully prepared 15 local helicopter commercial pilot candidates for their FAA tests before they traveled to the US for their check-rides. (see 'Train with the Stars' in SA Flyer, article from 2017 )
We strive to help non-US based pilots and N-reg aircraft owners to successfully navigate the FAA system, reduce the time and effort required and the hard-currency costs associated with obtaining and maintaining FAA licenses and aircraft ownership trusts.
We do so by partnering with operators in the US, delivering to them locally trained and prepared candidates with all the required FAA endorsements, eliminating long, costly stays- and training-programs abroad.
ATPL FAA (aeroplane & helicopter), and ATPL SACAA (aeroplane & helicopter), accumulated ~5500+ flying hrs in South Africa and USA, privately and for business over the last 28 years.
Until recently HEMS Captain on Bo105 with 200 hours PIC on twin-turbine helicopters, and 800 hours total turbine PIC.
More than ~2800+ hours of total instruction and close on 1700+ on helicopter (of which more than 400 turbine instruction). Instructor rated both on fixed and rotor-wing (FAA CFII, MEI and SACAA Grade II), Class 2 Test Pilot-, Agricultural-, Cull/Game-, Long-Line-, External Load-, Instrument-, GNSS-, Night-, Tail-Wheel-Ratings, CRM, DG, SEPT.
Owned and maintained several aircraft, currently privately operating a N-registered 1959 tail-dragger (PA20).
Industrial engineering degree and MBA (Dip. Bus. Adm. Univ. Appl. Sc. (Dipl.Kfm) Bsc Industrial Engineering) – successful global corporate career in business development management/strategy advisory/private equity -
multi-lingual in English/French/German.