Meet the team
Airfield Manager Dawie Pretorius and Airfield Secretary and Administration Assistant Irmarie Jooste are responsible for the day-to-day operations at Kitty Hawk and together they ensure we can all enjoy a safe, clean and efficient airport and operations.

Even though Dawie was only appointed to his position six months ago, his affiliation with Kitty Hawk dates back many years, as he was responsible for many of the smaller building projects on the site.

He has a passion for flying and spent 28 years of his career at aerospace and defence technology conglomerate, Denel. He also managed his own business for 15 years before joining Kitty Hawk.

Dawie says he thoroughly enjoys the Kitty Hawk environment and one of the first tasks he set himself when he joined was to upgrade the fuel bay, which now looks world-class!

Irmarie has been with Kitty Hawk since 2008 and looks after the important day-to-day administration and bookkeeping of the fuel bay. She also manages general enquires, particularly those on email. “Those can become quite overwhelming,” smiles Irmarie.

There is never a dull moment in her day, she confesses, and says she thrives on the exciting milieu of the aviation industry.

Irmarie and her mother operated a clothing store and imported clothing from the East before she joined Kitty Hawk.
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