Flight Training South Africa Pilot Training Garden Route

Our Team

 CEO & CFI Captain Walter Waldeck. 

Walter Waldeck

Captain Waldeck is a Senior Training Captain on the Airbus A330/A340 with South African Airways and started FTC in 1999. He joined South African Airways in 1987 and has served as a Training Captain on most of SAA's fleet. He holds Airline Transport Pilot Licences from several countries and has flown more than 120 different aircraft types. A Designated SACAA Examiner, a Grade 1 flying Instructor, and a Class II test pilot all ensures that his experience and input into our flight school is invaluable. He maintains a proactive role in operations and his knowledge of our industry makes FTC a unique flight school in Southern Africa.



Juanine Moore: Administration & QA Manager, also a GRII Flight Instructor, she manages all the initial correspondence and contact with the students as well as auditing our internal systems. She started at FTC in 2009 with her training and qualified in 2011 with her CPL and Flight Instructors Rating. She joined our team as a flight instructor in 2014 and our Administration office in 2016.

Assisting her with her very full schedule is Riana Keeve McFarlane, our Administration Assistant, who also oversees the student/liaison and student affairs as well as making sure that our Aircraft fleet documentation, AIC's and AIP Supplement Manuals are always up to date.

Michelle Smit manages the Accounts Department and will keep students and their sponsors up to date with their monthly flight training statements.

Our Chief Flight Instructor, Alistair Berriman Initially studied Mechanical Engineering and went on to become a lecturer. He then decided that he wanted to fly and joined FTC in 2006, becoming an Instructor in 2008. He was then promoted to Chief Flight Instructor in 2010, Alistair aspires to become a DFE and GRI Instructor and in his own words “Flying is the best job I have ever done, and I have had a few interesting careers”

GRIII Instructor, Werner Swanepoel started flying in 2013 while he was in his matric year and finished his PPL and part of his CPL in the same year to qualify as a CPL Pilot in 2014.Werner joined FTC at the end of 2016, he currently enjoys training students from all over the world at a flight school which he claims is one of the best in the industry. Even though he only started with us at the end of 2016

GRII Instructor, Dirk Potgieter obtained his PPL at the age of 17, he was determined to pursue a career in aviation. He finished high school and started doing contract work in the U.S.A and also New Zealand. His career started as a GR III instructor with FTC in 2015 and he has since upgraded to Gr II.

Emelda Scheepers, joined our Team in 2013, she ensures that FTC’s classrooms and offices are always clean & presentable.

Solani Kosi, joined our team in 2011 and is responsible for keeping all the aircraft clean and making sure that our premises are neat.







Career Guidance

Students, parents and sponsors - please read the career guidance page
Students, parents and sponsors - please read the career guidance page


I was most impressed by the professionalism of your staff... I can truly say that I received world-class quality training!
- B. Chambers

Contact FTC

Tel: +27 (0) 44 876 9055
Fax: +27 (0) 86 670 0318
Mobile: 082 787 5384
P.O. Box 1332, George, 6530, South Africa

George Airport, Western Cape, South Africa
GPS: S 340024 E 222251

Email: ftc@flighttraining.co.za