Tumi Katisi – Most Aspiring Pilot of 2015

Meet 22year old Tumi Katisi who hails from South Africa. As a young aspiring pilot she has seen the highs and lows any pilot in training would face and she has kept going despite what was thrown at her.

Tumi whose full name is Boitumelo Katisi was recently named ‘Most Aspiring Pilot of 2015 by Aviation guru and Philanthropist Matthew C. Martino during his first 2015 interview.
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Full Name: Boitumelo Katisi
Age: 22
Profession: Private Pilot
Motto/Slogan: To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Her Story :

I started flying on the 12th January 2012 when I was 20, with Loutzavia Flight School at Rand Airport.

Thus far it has been a remarkable experience, I am so happy and humble to hand chosen this path, flying is definitely incredible and out this world.

I’ve had tough times through my path of flying as it certainly not cheap yet very expense, my mother managed to secure enough money to complete my Private Pilot Licence after having to work and Fly part time to also assist her in a financial manner, today I stand as a 22 year old Private Pilot busy with my next license which is the Commercial Pilot Licence.

I was also a recipient of a local radio station 94.7 Highveld Stereo Xmas wish, my friend Beejal Govan wrote to them regarding my dream to receive funding for my Commercial Pilot Licence as she was so triggered in my passion for planes, I was lucky enough to get sponsored by Anglo American and E Oppenheime & Sons.
0001In January 2013 I was also sponsored by Breitling SA as they gave me a R79 900.00 chronometer watch to raffle and raise funding for my flying, that didn’t work out so well and I had to find another way to get the funding which I did and can happily say that, hard work pays off, most importantly having faith in what God can do for you when you equally work hard to achieve your dreams!

Giving up was never an options, and now I go about being humble and thanking the Almighty for all I have.

We would like to wish Tumi all the best with her pilot studies