About Us

Upward.

Together.

Alt. Academy is a holding company, supporting the Private Higher Education sector in Southern Africa consisting of Comair Training Centre, EPT Aviation Training and Global Training College. Through these institutions, we offer many accredited programmes ranging from Pilot commercial/Crew licencing to National Certificates and short courses. In future the three institutions will consolidate to form one Alt. Academy, offering a comprehensive range of colleges and faculties.

At Alt. Academy, we believe that any industry is only as good as the next generation of dreamers, achievers and high flyers that it produces. Which is why, through our three prestigious institutions, we’ve dedicated ourselves to training, nurturing and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Alt. Academy is part of Comair Limited, a leading South African aviation company that is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and enjoys over 70 years’ experience. By partnering with Comair Limited, we combine educational expertise with industry know-how to offer comprehensive, world-leading instruction and practical experience.

Through our three prestigious institutions, our programmes include:

  • Cabin Crew licensing
  • Advanced Pilot training (Boeing B737 and Airbus A-320 series aircraft)
  • Flight Dispatcher training
  • Ground Handling
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
 

The courses and programmes offered by our three prestigious institutions are designed by industry experts to equip you with the skills, insights and practical knowledge you need to move forward confidently in your career. As well as working with individuals, we have partnered with aircraft manufacturers, government authorities, agencies and corporate entities to facilitate training and development.

Message from the CEO

 

In all we do, we’re guided by our desire to enhance and build an academy of world-class standards. By working together with uncompromising professionalism, and in an environment that encourages collaboration, inclusiveness, and mutual respect and support, we guide and mentor you—helping you fulfil your ambitions and aspirations in an international professional environment.

 
Geraldine Welby-cooke

CEO: Alt. Academy

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Alt. Academy

+27 11 393 7837
Fortress St & Whirlwind St
Rhodesfield, Kempton Park, 1619

Meet the team

Geraldine Welby-cooke

CEO Alt. Academy

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Flight Instructor Team

The team
With over 70 years of airline experience, our specialised team can provide you with world renowned quality training ranging from ground training facilitators to flight instructors.
Our training team is led by Captain Glen Warden and Captain Paul Dore who ensure that a seamless and professional training experience is provided to all our clients. Together they lead a dynamic team of highly trained instructors who are all active pilots at the forefront of airline operations.

Our Team of Fight Instructors boasts more than:

60 000 Hours on Boeing 737’s

10 000 Hours of flight training on modern narrow bodied aircraft

70 Years of Airline experience

Captain Paul Dore

External Training Manager
In an industry where hours matter, Paul Dore has more than put in his time. Over the years he has accumulated 18 000 accident-free hours of which 7 000 were on helicopters and 6 000 are as a flight instructor. Aside from experience, Paul has an innate instinct for flight and training that we have come to rely on at Alt. Pilot Training.
Paul has been involved in the Aviation industry since 1975. After starting in the military – a tough and thorough training ground – he progressed through Corporate Aviation industry to the Airlines. He has been actively involved with flying training since 1980 on both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. He attained Designated Examiner status with the SACAA in 1992.

Captain Glen Warden

Manager of Commercial Operations
Captain Glen Warden, Manager of Commercial Operations, understands first-hand the demands of a career in aviation. In an industry that is high-octane and where the stakes are high, he brings a lifetime of experience, savvy and innovative solutions to the team at Alt. Pilot Training.
Glen has been in the industry for over 40 years, with over 30 years as advanced instructor both in the South African Air Force, and the civilian aviation sector. Having studied at Universities of Stellenbosch Business School, Newport (California), Dallas Fort Worth, he has wide commercial business experience in providing innovative, value-add training solutions.

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