Our entire staffiing body has been selected, skilled and hand-picked to make sure you get the best value on your journey to becoming a pilot. Blue Chip operates out of Wonderboom Airport, Pretoria, and as one of the more established flight training schools in South Africa, your Pilot Training is gauranteed to a highly experienced team of dedicated and enthusiastic full time instructors.

The Instructional team has in excess of 8 000 hours of combined flight time. When linked with the pool of Part Time Instructors and Designated Examiners, this total jumps to a staggering 30 000 hours of flight experience that can be drawn upon almost all the time.

Your pilots license starts with these guys:

Brendon Lubbe, (Chief Flight Instructor)

Instructor Rating: ICAO ATPL with Grade II Flight Instructors Rating; Multi-Engine Endorsement
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Responsibilities at Blue Chip:

  • Day to Day running of the Flight School
  • Managing the Team of Flight Instructors
  • Flight Instruction

Brendon trains students on:

  • Full range of PPL to CPL Instruction
  • Instrument Rating
  • Instructors Rating
  • Multi-engine Instruction

Total Flight Hours:

  • 3 000 hours

Brendon, Professionally speaking

Brendon has been professionally flying since he obtained Commercial Pilots License in 2001. He has been enjoying in the Aviation Industry with positions that range from Aviation.

The Instructor

As Chief Flight Instructor, Brendon is best known for his motivational nature with his students and fellow flight instructors. Often the helping hand when it comes to solving problems, flight students can find solace in the fact that Brendon is there to help students like you past your pilot training struggles.

Low morale doesn’t last long when working with Brendon. Expect a trainer that is fresh at heart and enthusiastic about Pilot Training. Flight students can come to rely on both his Energetic and Enthusiastic Nature, whilst his incredible experience as a Flight Instructor will ensure that your Pilot Training Endeavors are a success.

Brendon is most passionate about Advanced Flight Instruction. Whilst he is a good a trainer as any other instructor across the board, Brendon is particularly enthusiastic about training around Instructors Ratings.

Brendon will always remember… “The Day I tested for my Commercial Pilots License, because without that day, I would not have been involved in Aviation”

Hansie Fourie, Senior Flight Instructor and Deputy CFI

Instructor Rating: CPL, grade II multi engine instructor rating, frozen airline transport pilot license, appointed as deputy CFI.
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Responsibilities at Blue Chip:

  • Hansie is a senior Grade 2 Instructor with multi engine instructor endorsement and appointed as deputy CFI. Together with the CFI, he ensures the training standard of the other instructors is upheld.
    Hansie allocates the prospective students to their instructors based on the students needs and instructor’s availability so the student has the best advantage on time and effort from the instructor.

Hansie trains students on:

  • Ab initio training for PPL, commercial license with instrument rating for both single engine and multi-engine candidates. Hansie also teaches candidates who want to do their Instructor’s rating.

Total Flight Hours:

  • 2 500 hours

Hansie, professionally speaking

Hansie is not only an incredibly qualified pilot and instructor; he also holds additional qualifications for non-destructive testing.

Hansie has been an instructor at since 2008. He was previously a flight instructor at two other schools, where he taught grade III instructor and grade II multi-engine instructor.

Hansie’s long term goal is to fly for an airline, either the national carrier or abroad.

The Instructor

As an instructor, Hansie has a methodical and patient approach. He makes the time to assist struggling students with their training. Ensuring that they fully grasp all aspects of flying, whether is it theoretical or practical, Hansie strives to assist his students to advance in the industry.

Hansie is known for his high standards. He does not compromise on safety and he expects his students to be 100% devoted, in turn gives his students 100%. He is often commended for his hard work and dedication, but still nothing comes close for him to the look on his student’s faces when they reach their goals.

Hansie will always remember… “When I qualified for my Grade II instructor rating, and when I qualified for my multi engine instructor rating. These qualifications allow me to provide training that adds to the experience required for higher license.”

David Malan, Flight Instructor

Instructor Rating: SACAA Commercial Pilots License, Grade III flight instructors rating
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Responsibilities at Blue Chip:

  • David teaches both ground and flight instruction for the SACAA PPL syllabus.

David Trains students on:

  • All the theoretical knowledge for the SACAA PPL syllabus.

Total Flight Hours:

  • 1 100 hours

David, Professionally speaking

David hails from a family of aviation enthusiasts and flying has always been a passion of his. In 2010 David started flying. His love of flying developed into a career in 2013 when he began working for Blue Chip as a full time flight instructor.

Currently studying his BCOM in aviation business management, David’s goal is to either fly in the corporate sector privately or fly for a regional airline. He also hopes to one day fly the Atlas Cheetah which was flown by the South African Air Force in previous years.

The Instructor

David is a passionate instructor. Watching his students learn and overcome their difficulties and correct their errors is where he draws his inspiration from.

Even in the most dangerous situations, David keeps cool and calm. Helping students to rectify their mistakes in a composed manner is the most powerful tool in his teaching arsenal.

Any question David doesn’t have the answer to; he is always willing to go the extra mile to find. This way he ensures his students the best learning experience Blue Chip Flight School can offer.

David will always remember… “While I was busy with hour building I few down at the coast in the Cape Town and George area, it is a beautiful route that I would advise any pilot of flying if they get the chance.”

Brenden Welgemoed, Flight Instructor

Instructor Rating: CPL Multi Rated Gr III Instructor
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Brenden trains students on:

  • Ab initio

Total Flight Hours:

  • 700 hours

Brenden, Professionally speaking

Brenden dreams of flying military jet aircraft and his long term goal is to progress in his career as an instructor. His long term goal is to get involved in charter flying.

The Instructor

Brenden has been flying professionally since 2009 and he is best known for his professionalism and his relaxed approach.

The most exciting part of his job is that he gets to not only fly for a living, but also impart his knowledge on others who equally share his passion for aviation.

Brenden will always remember… “Receiving a handshake from the designated flight examiner after my commercial test.”

Carien Rossouw, Flight instructor, Coordinator for the PPL & CPL Ground School

Instructor Rating: Commercial Pilot Licence; Grade III Flight instructors rating
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Brenden trains students on:

  • Ab initio

Total Flight Hours:

  • 500 hours

Carien, Professionally speaking

In 2006 Carien started her PPL at Blue Chip Flight School and went on to complete her commercial pilots license in 2009. By 2012 she had completed her instructors rating and began her career in aviation as an instructor at Blue Chip Flight School.

Carien’s biggest dream is to have the opportunity to one day fly the Kodiak, Lockheed C130 Hercules.

Having completed most of her training at Blue Chip, she is well versed in Blue Chip’s high standards and she strives to uphold them.

The Instructor

Carien is excited by the new challenges she faces on a daily basis within her job and she always sees the positive side of any situation.

Known for her patience; Carien brings her work ethic, determination and love for aviation, to the classroom.

Low morale doesn’t last long when working with Brendon. Expect a trainer that is fresh at heart and enthusiastic about Pilot Training. Flight students can come to rely on both his Energetic and Enthusiastic Nature, whilst his incredible experience as a Flight Instructor will ensure that your Pilot Training Endeavors are a success.

Brendon is most passionate about Advanced Flight Instruction. Whilst he is a good a trainer as any other instructor across the board, Brendon is particularly enthusiastic about training around Instructors Ratings.

Carien will always remember… “After I completed my PPL in 2006, my mother was my very first passenger which I took for a flight. I was very happy to see that she was smiling throughout the entire flight. I also took a friend of mine for her first flight ever, even though I could see she was really nervous, the smile on her face when we got airborne was inspiring enough.”

Francois Breedt, Flight Instructor

Instructor Rating: ICAO CPL licence, grade III Instructors rating
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Responsibilities at Blue Chip:

  • Francois is a grade III flight Instructor, his duties consists of doing flight instruction towards an initial PPL license or revalidation of a PPL license

Francois trains students on:

  • The prescribed SACAA PPL training syllabus

Total Flight Hours:

  • 1 300 hours

Francois, professionally speaking

From a young age Francois knew he wanted to work in the aviation industry, so he set the wheels in motion as soon as he could. In 2009, while he was still in school, Francois started his training.

Previously Francois worked for another flight school on the weekends. He helped out in the office, refueled aircraft and managed hangar duties.

In 2013 Francois reached his goal to obtain his commercial pilots license, and now he has been working for about a year as a commercial pilot and flight instructor. His next goal is to become a successful charter pilot and a grade II flight instructor.

The Instructor

To his students, Francois is a well presented and approachable instructor who is always prepared to go the extra mile to help his students.

As an instructor, Francois is most driven by the idea of taking a student under his wing. The process of teaching someone who knows nothing about flying, to be the best pilot they can be, brings him a great sense of achievement.

Francois will always remember… “The day when I went solo , that first time sitting in the aircraft alone and only realising it when I was lining up on the runway. Everything felt weird at first but eventually I settled in and you realised why I started flying in the first place.”

Gareth Niven, Flight Instructor

Instructor Rating: IICAO CPL licence, grade III Instructors rating
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Responsibilities at Blue Chip:

  • Gareth is employed at Blue Chip Flight School as a grade III flight instructor, my duties consist of flight instruction towards an initial PPL license or revalidation of.

Gareth trains students on:

  • The prescribed SACAA training syllabus.

Total Flight Hours:

  • 800 hours

Gareth, Professionally speaking

Growing up, Gareth always wanted to be a pilot. He has been flying since 2008. He is professional and his goal is to fly for a mainstream charter company and work towards his ATPL license.

Gareth also wants to one day fly the King Air B200.

The Instructor

Gareth is goal driven and the thought that his students will become pilots is what gets him out of bed in the morning… well, that and the fact that he gets to fly.

Gareth’s students benefit from his patience, professionalism and the good rapport they have with him.

From a young age Francois knew he wanted to work in the aviation industry, so he set the wheels in motion as soon as he could. In 2009, while he was still in school, Francois started his training.

Previously Francois worked for another flight school on the weekends. He helped out in the office, refueled aircraft and managed hangar duties.

In 2013 Francois reached his goal to obtain his commercial pilots license, and now he has been working for about a year as a commercial pilot and flight instructor. His next goal is to become a successful charter pilot and a grade II flight instructor.

The Instructor

To his students, Francois is a well presented and approachable instructor who is always prepared to go the extra mile to help his students.

As an instructor, Francois is most driven by the idea of taking a student under his wing. The process of teaching someone who knows nothing about flying, to be the best pilot they can be, brings him a great sense of achievement.

Gareth will always remember… “The day I went solo. I was 17 years old and on 7hrs I was very nervous but it was such a great experience and feeling.”

Jana Louw, Flight Instructor

Instructor Rating: ICAO CPL Licence, IF rating, Night rating, Multi engine rating, GR III Instructor’s Rating.
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Responsibilities at Blue Chip:

  • Jana is a GR III Flight Instructor and gives ab-initio training.

Jana trains students on:

  • The Blue Chip syllabus towards ab-initio training.

Total Flight Hours:

  • 500 hours

Jana, Professionally speaking

Since the age of 4 Jana was determined to become a pilot. She has since realised this dream and surpassed it to become a flight instructor.

Jana is not short of ambition. In the future, she sees herself becoming a grade II instructor with a lot more responsibilities. She plans to get her ATPL, be more involved with charters and have a lot more ratings on her license.

The Instructor

In 2013 Jana joined the Blue Chip team as a flight instructor. Jana’s approach to teaching is strict especially when it comes to aviation regulations. She has a knack for helping her students overcome their fears and become confident in their ability to fly.

Jana is passionate about navigation, she loves working with her students on this particular part of the syllabus because this is where most of their training combines. Her key skill is her unique ability to explain theoretical knowledge and convert it into practical knowledge.

Jana will always remember… “The late Hennie Coetzee requested a meeting with me while I was job hunting a couple of months after receiving my CPL. He asked me to do my instructors rating because he thought that Blue Chip could really benefit from having someone like me in the team. At that stage I thought that I wasn’t cut out for the position, but he had a long discussion, he convinced me otherwise. It was a big career defining moment, because if it wasn’t for that meeting, I wouldn’t have gone into instruction, which I later realized I absolutely have a passion for.”

Jean Coetzee, Flight Instructor

Instructor Rating: ICAO CPL Licence, grade III instructors rating
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Jean trains students on:

  • Jean trains students up to PPL and night rating level.

Total Flight Hours:

  • 1 400 hours

Jean, Professionally speaking

Aviation has always been Jean’s passion. He has been working for Blue Chip Flight School since the beginning of 2013.

In addition to his CPL License and instructors rating, Jean has also passed all the ATPL theory exams and a C208B rating.

Jean is working towards becoming a senior grade II multi-engine instructor and his dream is to one day fly a Boeing 747 and a Mirage 2000.

The Instructor

As an instructor, Jean is known for being thorough and disciplined and really loves being able to teach someone with no flying experience how to a safe and professional pilot.

Jean will always remember… “When I had my first flight I knew that this is what I want to do.”

Jean-Pierre de Villiers, Flight Instructor

Instructor Rating: ICAO Multi Engine CPL, with ATPL Subjects, grade III instructors rating.
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Responsibilities at Blue Chip:

  • JP is a grade III flight instructor.

JP trains students on:

  • JP’s responsibilities are teaching students how to fly to the best of their abilities.

Total Flight Hours:

  • 600 hours

JP, Professionally speaking

JP never wanted to be anything other than a pilot. After school he dedicated all of his time to realising this dream. He received his ME CPL just after a year and three months. After his commercial license he qualified for his turbine rating, and received his grade III instructors rating.

Since the beginning of 2014 JP has been living the Blue Chip dream. Initially the team player received a job offer from a different flight school closer to home. JP was so impressed by the friendly atmosphere of Blue Chip Flight School; he decided to rather drive a little further to work each day, just so that he could become part of the Blue Chip family.

JP dreams of one day getting his PPL to fly helicopters, flying a Boeing 777, Airbus A380 and Lockheed C-130.

The Instructor

As a perfectionist with a very competitive nature, his aim is to be the best in everything he does. With this same ethos he trains his students; his aim is for them to be better than he is after completing their training, and he does this by figuring out exactly what makes his students tick.

JP also really has a knack for circuit training and teaching his students how to land.

Jean-Pierre will always remember… “I will never forget one of my first navigation flights. I flew to East London, and the tower told me I need to fly as fast as possible to come and land, because there was a Boeing 737 on long final. As I vacated the runway with my small piston engine aircraft, this big SAA 737 came passing by. It was amazing!”

Werner Schulz, Flight Instructor

Instructor Rating: ICAO CPL License, grade III Instructors rating.
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Responsibilities at Blue Chip:

  • Werner is a grade III instructor for initial training towards a PPL, as well as weekend instructor.

Werner trains students on:

  • The standard PPL course as given by the SACAA.

Total Flight Hours:

  • 1 200 hours

Werner, Professionally speaking

Werner started flying in 2009. He obtained his CPL in 2011 and completed his instructors rating in 2014.

Before Werner became an instructor he used to conduct low level surveys for a farming company. He was lucky enough to travel across the whole of South Africa. After starting at Blue Chip he had the privilege to fly to Botswana and OR Tambo International Airport on a regular basis.

In the future Werner sees himself moving up to become the first officer in an airline or up in Africa as a bush or charter pilot. His dream is to one day fly a vintage warbird aircraft and hopefully own a Boeing Stearman.

The Instructor

Werner has great people and client service skills which enable him to provide his students with an enjoyable experience while they are learning to fly. His own flying experience and his ability to keep students motivated are just the cherry on top for those who come into contact with him, be they students or colleagues.

Werner will always remember… “I experienced two engine failures at a previous job. It made me look more seriously at flight safety. But also, being my first proper job in aviation, it also taught me how to handle situations which cannot be simulated in a training environment.”