Namibia Pilots


Chanté Hulme
Pilot
Chanté Hulme
Pilot

I was born in South Africa and lived in the buzz of Johannesburg most of my life. I started flying after school while also working, where I learned a lot about the aviation industry. After obtaining my Commercial Pilot License, I came to Namibia to start my career as I pilot while exploring the beautiful, vast landscapes it has to offer. I believe that if you find you passion, you’ll never work a day in your life.

Christiaan Marx
Pilot
Christiaan Marx
Pilot

Since I can remember I always wanted to become a pilot. After school I completed my flight training in South Africa and in 2014 I moved to Namibia to begin my flying career. Namibia is a beautiful country of contrast and to experience the breath taking landscapes from above is absolutely divine. I cannot imagine a better job or office in the world!

David Vermaak
Pilot
David Vermaak
Pilot

From Cape Town, South Africa and trained at 43 Air School in Port Alfred, I now call the spectacular country of Namibia my home. Not only has flying always been a dream of mine, but the special career of a bush-pilot has been something that I have wanted ever since the flying bug bit me. It seemed only natural to pursue a bush-flying career since two of my greatest passions are those of aviation and wildlife. Wilderness Air has always been the number one company that I have wanted to work for and I was very privileged to be welcomed into the Wilderness Air Namibia team.

Elfrieda Kirsten
Pilot
Elfrieda Kirsten
Pilot

I was born and raised in Namibia. Flying was always part of the family as great grandfather and grandfather flew their privately owned piper cruiser all over Namibia from 1950. Flying always fascinated me and my flying career as commercial pilot started 2012, in Namibia. A passion for aviation and nature was always part of me and to be able to fly in the beautiful Namibia where my history started is quite a privilege and daily adventure.

Estian De Jager
Pilot
Estian De Jager
Pilot

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Some of the earliest memories I have are from attending air shows with my family. My eyes were fixed on the sky in awe and all I wanted was to one day fly aircraft myself. It is a privilege to enjoy the endless Namibian beauty from the best office window imaginable.

Gideon Van Niekerk
Pilot
Gideon Van Niekerk
Pilot

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and raised on a farm in a small town Tulbagh. My passion for flying started when I was 9 years old watching the crop sprayers, spraying fields and I immediately knew what I wanted to do when I grow up. I consider myself very lucky for getting a job at Wilderness Air and I’m excited for what my future holds in with the company.

Haiko Meyer
Pilot
Haiko Meyer
Pilot

From Cape Town South Africa, Haiko developed a great passion for aviation and flying from an early age after visiting air shows and air force showcases. His first flight was on the 24 Feb 2013 Haiko has been enjoying the breath-taking views that the Namibian sky has to offer.

Hano Walters
Pilot
Hano Walters
Pilot

Aviation and outdoor enthusiast. Youngest pilot in the Wilderness Air fleet. Enjoy meeting new people and working in an ever changing environment.

Hugo Coetzee
Pilot
Hugo Coetzee
Pilot

I was born and raised in South Africa. I moved to Namibia in 2016 and began my career at Wilderness Air and it has been an adventure every day, meeting new people seeing new places in the wilderness of Namibia.

Philip Pallamar
Pilot
Philip Pallamar
Pilot

I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. I started working for Wilderness Air Namibia in July of 2016, which furthered my passion for flying. The freedom of being in the sky and interacting with many different guests from all over the world, is one of many pleasures in this industry.

Pundi Sinyinza
Pilot
Pundi Sinyinza
Pilot

I was born and raised in Ndola on the Copperbelt in Zambia. I have been in love with flying in this beautiful country ever since my first visit back in 2012. Everything from the landscape, the weather and different cultures is amazing and this job allows me to experience that every day. It is such a privilege to fly to all these different places. The flying here is different from anywhere else in the world and I can’t wait to share this experience with you.

Roome Kirsten
Chief Pilot
Roome Kirsten
Chief Pilot

Born in Pretoria (South-Africa) 1988. Grew up in the northern part of South-Africa until the age of 18 years old, when I then moved to Cape Town after I matriculated in 2006. I obtained my commercial pilot license in Cape Town at HELI flight training. I moved to Namibia in 2011 when I started flying here as a commercial pilot. I have chosen to fly in Namibia because of the fact that when I was doing flight training, everyone spoke about the pilot life and experience you gain from flying there. I have had the chance so far to fly the Cessna 210 around the country for a few years and also now the Cessna 208 Caravan for the last year and a half.

Ruby Wilson
Pilot
Ruby Wilson
Pilot

I grew up in a village up in the mountains in the beautiful Lowveld area of South Africa. I had a fairly adventurous childhood, from riding enduro and motocross to I working at a horse trails and taking tourists on horseback rides through the forests and mountains amongst the wild horses. The "aviation bug" bit on a helicopter ferry trip through Mozambique from Nelspruit to Dar Es Salaam, when my family decided to move to Tanzania and start a helicopter charter company. That was 6 years ago and now I cannot imagine my life without the thrill of flying!

Salmon Oosthuizen
Pilot
Salmon Oosthuizen
Pilot

For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated with flying and working for Wilderness is a dream come true.  Flying in Namibia is challenging, interesting and every day is different. I enjoy every aspect of flying in this truly unique and diverse country. Seeing this country from above always amazes me, from the mighty Kunene in the North to Sossusvlei dunes in the South.

Sascha Tiemann
Safety Manager
Sascha Tiemann
Safety Manager

I was born and raised in Namibia. I have been working for Wilderness Air Namibia since 2013.The passion for flying was put as a gift into my cradle and I am really grateful to be working for Wilderness Air Namibia as I am able to do the thing I love in and overhead the country I love.

Tertius Stoffberg
Pilot
Tertius Stoffberg
Pilot

I’m from a small town called Oyster Bay. As part of the Training team, I have the privilege to pass along my knowledge and experience to the new recruits.

Werner Botha
Pilot
Werner Botha
Pilot

I was born and raised in South-Africa (Johannesburg). Completed my Commercial pilot’s licence and flight instructors rating in 2014 in Pretoria. During my aviation career I worked at various flight schools where I trained young student pilots to become successful commercial pilots. I am a big aviation enthusiast who joined Wilderness Air Namibia in September 2017. Some of my hobbies include R/C flying, running, fishing and hiking. I like to travel the world and meet new people and different cultures.

Willie van der Mark
Pilot
Willie van der Mark
Pilot

I was born in Pretoria (South Africa) in 1987. I grew up on a game farm close to the small town of Ellisras. I started my flying career directly after school. In 2008 my family and I moved to Namibia, where I finished my training and started flying commercially and have enjoyed it ever since!