CEO, Accountable Manager
Edmund Founded Sky Trails in 2003, and oversees all aspects of the company’s operations. He holds Helicopter and Fixed Wing Licences, Instructor and Instrument ratings in Zambia, South Africa, USA and Australia and has over 7000 hours of experience almost all in small aircraft in Zambia. His main roles are day to day company management, reservations, pilot training and operational flying. He still finds time for 4 children, and their horses and dogs.
Quality Assurance and Operations
Philip is employed full time with Sky Trails as both Pilot and Quality Assurance Manager. He trained in both Scotland and the South of England and became an Instrument-Rated Commercial Pilot in UK in 2008. He has experience from gliding and parachute dropping to commercial passenger operations and also worked in the travel industry in UK. Philip’s extreme work ethic sometimes gets the better of him and he has to be dragged out of the office to go and relax!
Sebastiaan has been a commercial pilot since 2008 and worked as a Flight Instructor in Johannesburg until 2014. He then joined Sky Trails and rose the position of Chief Pilot making him responsible for maintaining operational standards as well as managing, training and checking all flight crew. He can sometimes been found after hours spinning discs at local events!
John built up a wealth of experience as a Chief Flight Engineer with Zambia Air Force, training in Zambia, Canada, and with Yugoslav Air Force instructors.As Maintenance Manager with Sky Trails, John handles the day-to-day activities of a busy hangar, stores control and record-keeping through his team of qualified engineers and apprentices. His distinctive voice can always be heard around the hangar!
Pilot and Safety Manager
Ranjith comes from India, has been flying with Sky Trails for two years and accumulating over 1200 hours of flying. He holds the crucial position of Safety Manager overseeing the company’s Safety Management System in line with best international standards. He has been trained in India, The Philippines and South Africa. He keeps himself fit being chased around by his 3 year old son!
Pascal is well known in Zambia as one of the longest serving and capable aircraft engineers, with a great many years of experience in maintaining small aircraft in senior positions. As well as overseeing all the work done in the maintenance hangar, he is also continually training the upcoming generation of younger engineers. When not working he is an avid reader of novels!
Passenger Handling and Administration
Sheila is responsible for Passenger Handling and Liaison and a host of administrative tasks that keep the flight operations and company as a whole running smoothly. Though she once worked as a Croupier in a local Casino, she leaves little to chance in her new job!