Damian Shima

ATPL | GR II Instructor

Meet your instructor: Damian Shima

1. What is your favourite part of instructing?

Helping a student pilot overcome whichever challenge he/she is facing during any phase of a flight training program.

2. How long have you been an instructor?

ATPL, Grade 2 Flight Instructor, about 2800 total flying hours, 2300 hours as a flight instructor.

3. What airplanes can you fly?

C172 | P28A- Piper Cherokee/ Archer | C177 | C206 | C172RG | DV20- Diamond | X346- Zenith STOL 750 | Sling 2 | P92E- Tecnam | RV-10 | RV-14 | P28R-201T Piper Arrow 3 Turbo | P28R-Piper Arrow 2 | PA34- Piper Seneca | PA31- Piper Chieftain | BE55- Beechcraft Baron 55 | B737- Boeing 737-300.

4. Please tell us about your greatest achievement in aviation.

Handling an engine failure after take-off on a multi-engine piston aircraft in summer safely without any incident/accident.

5. What advice would you give to future pilots?

Passion, discipline and perseverance are what you need to become a successful pilot.

Damian Shima

ATPL | GR II Instructor

Every takeoff is optional. Every landing is mandatory.

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Important information

Courses Offered

  • PPL
  • Night Rating
  • CPL
  • Multi Engine
  • Instrument Rating
  • Instructors Ratng
  • ATPL


  • Pretoria

Operating Airports

  • Wonderboom National Airport