Paul Haakestad

CPL ME/IR, Grade 2 Instructor

Paul Haakestad

CPL ME/IR, Grade 2 Instructor.

What ignited your passion for flying?
For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to fly. I was fortunate enough to start flying during high school and got my PPL. I knew since then that I wanted to grow in this field.

How many flying hours do you have?
+/- 950 hours

How many aircraft are you rated on?
I am rated on 10 different aircraft.

What is your favourite aircraft to fly and why?
Mooney M20, the feeling you get while flying the Mooney is incomparable to anything else I’ve flown – you feel like one with the plane.

The perfect student would be:
Someone who is willing to learn and work hard towards their dream. Believe that you can do something and you’re already half way there!

In my spare time I enjoy:
Watching formula one or rugby with some friends and family. A braai when the weather plays along.

Paul Haakestad