MY WAY TO 43 AIR SCHOOL
Cycle Challenge and Community Outreach Complete!
When Arnold Mauritz – a recipient of the Morningstar Flight Academy Sakhikamva Foundation Private Pilot Scholarship – approached the Foundation in early 2016, to assist him in raising funds for his airline pilot license, we could comfortably support the idea with our existing infrastructure. Arnold’s personal challenge is (was) to cycle 1000 km over 10 days. set to take place 22nd to 31st October 2016. Joined by Husayn Gertse, a tri-athlete and future pilot, the duo completed the 1000 km cycle challenge to 43 Air School in an impressive 8 consecutive days – cycling in excess of 100 km per day.
The initiative included introducing the world of aviation along the cycle route, which is fantastic, as the team was able to interact with youth and children in communities which would, otherwise, not be exposed to opportunities in the Aviation Industry. This journey with Arnold and Husayn, not only assists them in highlighting the challenges faced by pilots entering the Aviation Industry, it would further support the pair throughout their Jet Pilot Program. The key success factor of the My Way to 43 Air School campaign is the partnership with a world class flight training school in order to train the pair as airline pilots from the very first hour. We are fortunate to have such a facility as 43 Air School, a world renowned air school in South Africa.