Mzansi meet Sibongile Sambo,the rejected flight attendant who started her own aviation company.
For one South African businesswoman, getting more female pilots into the skies is not just her work, it’s her passion.
Sibongile Sambo wanted to be a flight anttendant with South African Airways, but she did not meet the minimum height requirement to become one.
So she decided to star her own business, and had to sell her car and use her mother’s pension money to set it up.
Today, she is the founder of SRS Aviation, Africa’s first female aviation company.
In 2004, Sambo was commissioned with her first flight for the South African government.
Since then, SRS Aviation has grown to provide personalized services including helicopter, tourist and luxury flights to destinations spanning the globe. The Johannesburg-based crew have flown as far as the U.S. and Germany.