The Aviation industry on its own is a cut-throat industry to get into let alone finding information about it or financing it especially for people in the townships or rural areas.
Most people who get a chance to work in the industry either, received assistance from the SANDF or they pay for their own tuition fees which most households won’t be able to finance . In most cases people end up abandoning their dreams to go and pursue a life which is unsatisfactory because of the financial circumstance or lack of information.
Phoenix Aviators plans on bridging that gab of financial difficulty and the lack of information to people by creating an environment were people who are (young and old) passionate about the industry can interact and share information from a Captain of a boeing 747 to a regular joe in the streets of Mamelodi .
Our immediate plan is to introduce model flying (a sport that involves the flying of model scale aircrafts) as an extra mural activity to high schools throughout South Africa as a way to spark interest and expose them to the industry.
Secondly the organisation plans on taking more people to airshows and events relating to aviation to further expose them to what a life of an aviator looks like on a particular day as most people especially in the townships usually don’t get such opportunities which is a good place to network and build relationships with people who might already be studying or working in the same field you might be interested in.
So far the whole project is funded by its members through monthly contributions and the sales of caps , T-shirt and Golfers. In the near future we plan on having some fun days and working hand in hand with our local municipality to use their facilities to raise funds and expose the organisation to new people.
We need a mobile computer centre for students so that we can start teaching them about model flying as a sport on a simu…
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