Meet our Team – Juan Oosthuizen

August, 25, 2020 by

Hi! In this post I will be telling you a bit more about myself.

Many that are familiar with me don’t know this, but I am actually living all the way down south in Pretoria, South Africa. My parents moved here from the Netherlands and I was born here. I finished my 12th and final year at school last year (matric) but I decided to continue on as a post-matric, a program my school offers for learners who wishes to further improve their qualifications, this year.

In addition to school, I also started studying for my PPL in 2018. Since I am doing both progress is a bit on the slow side but soon I’ll have both my school qualifications and PPL in the bag! The plan was that after school I’ll start working on my Flight Instructor Rating to become a flight instructor and then later move into commercial aviation and eventually move back to Europe. Unfortunately the aviation industry took a big hit this year, so I have decided to give it a bit of time to recover and go to University in the meantime first and then I will continue as planned just a bit later.

A friend introduced me to Infinite Flight in 2017, but I only joined the community in late 2018. I joined a few virtual airlines and made friends I still have today, almost two years later. I started my IFATC career on 3 January 2019 and slowly worked my way up to where I am now, serving as an IFATC Supervisor and Trainer. I have recently been appointed as an IFVARB Board member and I am really excited to be able to make a contribution there as well. It’s been an amazing journey full of amazing people and experiences so far and I can’t wait for the many more to come!

Juan Oosthuizen is a contributor for the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and real-world PPL student pilot.