Dare to Dream

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” 
 Leonardo da Vinci

My Name is Elvis Mokoena, a 26 year old South African youngster and a Student Pilot.

From a young age, watching aircraft flying in the skies, Iv always been in awe and wonder. Asking myself questions like, how does it fly? What keeps it in the air? What makes it turn? How does it remain Level? How does it even lift off the ground?

Well… Last year I got the privilege of taking my intro flight, I got my first cockpit experience and the flight controls. This made my stomach tingle a little but it was amazing. It verified that this is what i want to do with my life. There’s something about being in the air that is both freeing and liberating. Basically at the moment i’m stuffing my face with as much information about Airman-ship and being a Great yet safe Aviator.

I’m doing my Pilots training in Bethlehem in the Eastern Free State. Our Airport is small and doesn’t have a control tower, nonetheless it’s great for guys like myself starting out to fly. Since last year August, I have since flown 20 hours of the 45 hours needed for the Private Pilots License and passed 4 out of the 8 Subjects needed. Still lots of exams and flight time to go

Whats the Dream?

The dream is to one day get an Airline Job and be a Captain on the Boeing 747-8 or the Boeing 787 dream-liner. This is what inspires me and has kept me working hard.

Over and above dreaming of being Captain and flying in the big time, I want to help inspire a new generation of dreamers in my community, who will against all odds, Dare to dream and break free from the shackles and bondage of poverty that enslave and have shattered so many dreams. I believe the world will be changed by dreamers, who dont just dream but relentlessly pursue their dreams, the same way i’m doing mine…

How Can you get involved?

Practicing stalls and steep turns at 8000 ft

Flight school is not cheap. Becoming an Aviator requires a lot of hard-work, time, Lots of money. I would love and appreciate any funding towards this dream. I’m also looking for creative ways in which I can fund raise and maximize earning potential for my PPL and my Commercial License. If anyone has creative ideas on how I can achieve that please get in touch with me. Please visit my online page ” GoFundme” page for more details below


Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information. My email address is Elvis.Mokoena23@gmail.com

Thank you for reading, Thank you for your generosity in advance and I hope one day to Welcome you aboard a 747 or a 777 as your Captain.

“The secret of flight is this — you have to do it immediately, before your body realizes it is defying the laws.” 

Michael Cunningham, A Home at the End of the World


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