Namibia Pilots


Chama Chakanga
Dispatch/Pilot
Chama Chakanga
Dispatch/Pilot

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!

Christine Salt (Visser)
Person Responsible Flight Ops/Pilot
Christine Salt (Visser)
Person Responsible Flight Ops/Pilot

I came to Namibia end of 2008, and started with Wilderness (which was at that time still Sefofane). I flew with Wilderness for 4 years, before moving on, but I think Wilderness is deeply routed in my heart, so I came back 3,5 years later, and now I am here full time. I love the flying we do and I love the beautiful places we have the privilege of flying to.

David Baak
Pilot
David Baak
Pilot

I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. After spending time in the British Army I decided to persue my true passion, aviation. I enjoy the outdoors and what better way to combine the two than bush flying in Namibia. It is a priviledge to be part of such a professional team at Wilderness Air and to enjoy everything Namibia has to offer.

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.

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
Safety Manager / Pilot
Haiko Meyer
Safety Manager / 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
Chief Pilot / Pilot
Hano Walters
Chief Pilot / Pilot

Aviation and outdoor enthusiast. 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.

Hugo van Heerden
Pilot
Hugo van Heerden
Pilot

I was born and raised in a small town in the Western Cape of South Africa. Growing up aviation has always been part of my dream. Being a nature lover flying for Wilderness Air is the perfect job for me combining two of my passions. You never work a day in your life if you are living out your passion.

Ivan Gerner
Pilot
Ivan Gerner
Pilot

I was born and raised in Cape Town South Africa. I moved to Namibia in 2016 to further my career in Aviation. Flying in Namibia has opened many doors for me while enjoying the Namib views from the sky. My favorite hobbies are flying and kite surfing

Kieron Scheepbouwer
Pilot
Kieron Scheepbouwer
Pilot

I am from Johannesburg, South Africa. I have a keen interest in wildlife and my ultimate passion is flying. Being able to combine these two things in one place is what makes Namibia fantastic. Meeting different nationalities along the way is an added bonus.

Melissa Torr
Quality Manager/Pilot
Melissa Torr
Quality Manager/Pilot

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.

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.

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.

Willem Lategan
Pilot
Willem Lategan
Pilot

I was born in Pretoria, South Africa. My passion for aviation began at a very young age whilst growing up on a farm in the Nelspruit area, where I spent my spare time constructing various model aircraft which I eventually flew. Being part of a dynamic company like Wilderness Air allows me to meet new people, experience the beauty of Namibia and explore the skies.

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!