Erlo Eksteen

GRII Instructor

"A superior pilot exercises superior judgement in order to avoid situations that might require superior skill"


When I was a young boy, my father’s friend took me on my very first flight in a Cessna 182. From that day I knew that I wanted to be a pilot one day. I committed myself to pursuing the career and immediately jumped in to action to achieve this dream.


My father has always been a huge inspiration to me. Every time I feel like giving up he would tell me to ‘Beat the System’. He has taught me how to keep improving myself daily and stay committed to what I want to achieve.


One of my favourite memories is definitely after my night rating. I did my first solo night flight over the city of Pretoria. I will never forget the view and the feeling of freedom and being in control.


  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172
  • Cessna 182
  • Cessna 210
  • Piper Cherokee
  • Piper Arrow II
  • Piper Arrow III Turbo