Meet our Team

  • Lethabo Vacu

The AMS’ Pilot Development Programme has seen a number of cadets qualify through this programme and fulfil their dream of moving into the airline industry and others staying at AMS.  This programme aims to develop young pilots and in so doing boost the Aviation industry.  Today we get to know one of the cadets currently in the programme, Lethabo Vacu. Lethabo has been with the organisation since September 2017, here’s a look into her world.

Tell us about yourself: “I was born and bred in Soweto. I attended both Primary and Secondary school at Florida Primary and Florida Park high respectively. After I matriculated in 2012, I attended a Flight School 40km outside Johannesburg called SAFTA. This is where I obtained my CPL and ATPL subjects. In 2016 I moved to 43 Air School to obtain my GRlll Instructors Rating. AMS gave me my first flying job which I'm really grateful for.”

Were you in any other trade before? “Before AMS I flew drones for a company called ProWings.”

If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be? “To walk into a shopping mall and come out with the exact items on my shopping list without any additions.”

What do you do in your spare time? “When I'm not sleeping, I enjoy reading books and going for runs.”

What is the one thing about you few people know? “I'm actually quite sensitive.”

What do you enjoy most about your job? “The satisfaction you get from helping people.”

What is on your bedside table? “My cell phone ALWAYS!”

What was your first thought when you woke up this morning? “When I woke up this morning I couldn't help but be grateful for another day to live and do amazing things.”

What has been the happiest day of your life? “It has to be when I went solo.”

Best piece of advice anyone ever gave you? “The best advice someone has ever given me was to be myself and the world will adjust.”

Any motto you live by? “To live a fearless life because half the things we fear hardly ever happen.”