Etienne Krige has a passion for training that is backed by many years of aviation and training experience. He started his career in the United States of America where he flew the Citation(CE500) professionally in Florida. He then continued his training on the FAA syllabus and completed his FAA ATPL as well as the A320 rating.
True to his passion for teaching, Etienne provided training as a certified FAA ground instructor in the United States for over 4 years whilst training towards his JAA License. Thereafter, he provided training on the JAA/EASA syllabus for 8 years. As a testament to his extensive experience and knowlege at this stage he became involved in the UK CAA team that was responsible for the JAA conversion to EASA in Europe. With all this international experience he was called in to assist the SACAA with the set-up of the new syllabus since there were strong links to the EASA syllabus. Additionally, he was also instrumental creating the new syllabus for the Jordanian CAA, CARC.
Today, Etienne is the Chief Ground Instructor for the Status Aviation Academy and is converting his passion for aviation training into the development of the new generation of pilots by shifting the paradigm on theoretical pilot training and development.
Lilith Ann Seals has been in aviation for many years, initially as a flying instructor at Grand Central Airport and then with SAA and various other airlines. Her expertise started as a simulator instructor on B727, A300 and B747, and then as a line pilot for Flight Star, Air Mauritius, Air Namibia and Hydro Air Cargo on B747.
She is an ATP and a grade 1 instructor and was a Designated Examiner for 12 years, testing pilots in general aviation and the airlines. She was Head of Training and Standards for Air Namibia for 3 years. She has lectured in Air Law and Operational Procedures and Flight Planning to most of the pilots out there, and has a wealth of experience in training at all levels.
Monique has many years of Aviation experience ranging from cabin crew, piloting aircraft, safety management, quality assurance, operations and training.
Together with her love for flying, Monique has a passion for training. Her drive for sharing information and giving back to the Aviation Industry is illustrated by the standard at which her students succeed in their exams and progress in their flying careers.