Koos de Jager (CFI)
SA ATP, Grade II Flight Instructor, UK ATP, USA ATP, Korean ATP
How many flying hours do you have?
+/- 27 000 hours
How many aircraft are you rated on?
I am rated on 47 different aircraft.
What is your favourite aircraft to fly and why?
Boeing 747 400. It has power, speed and is simple to operate.
The perfect student would be:
The perfect student, if there is such an animal, comes to the lesson well prepared. i.e.: Knows the SOP, procedures and checklists 100% – The flying is then easier. I have always wanted to fly. When I left school I joined the SAAF and then SAA. I like to pass on my knowledge to new pilots and see them progress.
Safety is of the utmost importance! Never rush when you go flying; do all the paperwork, pre-flight, post flight, fly in a methodical manner and your flight should be a safe one. When I’m not flying I play tenor sax in a jazz band and sing tenor in the Cape Town Symphony Choir.