Henley Air Flight Training (HAFT) marked a significant milestone today as the formal signing of a second training contract for ten Tanzania People's Defence Force (TPDF) Commercial Pilot Licence Helicopter (CPL(H)) cadets took place at the TPDF headquarters in Dar es Salaam.
The occasion was graced by the presence of Brigadier General Senzia and a distinguished team of senior TPDF officers who actively participated in overseeing the signing ceremony. The event underscores the commitment of both Henley Air Flight Training and the TPDF to the ongoing collaboration, solidifying the partnership established during the initial visit in January 2022.
The first visit, led by Andre Coetzee, Henley Air Group Executive Chairman, and Captain William Rooken-Smith, laid the foundation for this strategic partnership. The successful completion of the Commercial Pilot Licence Helicopter (CPL(H)) training program by the first group of cadets in August 2023 further solidified the efficacy of the training programs provided by HAFT.
The second group of ten cadets, who joined Henley Air Flight Training in early-September 2023, has shown commendable progress during the ground school phase of the program. The signing of the contract on November 14, 2023, not only signifies the formalization of this collaboration but also emphasizes the trust and confidence the TPDF places in Henley Air Flight Training for the continued development of their aviation personnel.
"This is a momentous day for HAFT and the entire Henley Air Group of companies," commented Andre Coetzee, Henley Air Group Executive Chairman. "The strengthened relationship with the TPDF is a testament to the quality of our training programs and the dedication of our committed instructors. We are grateful for the warm hospitality and friendship extended by the TPDF, and we look forward to welcoming more cadets in the future."
Henley Air Flight Training expresses its gratitude to the Tanzania People's Defence Force for their continued support and collaboration. This partnership represents a commitment to excellence, ensuring the highest standards in helicopter pilot training for the TPDF cadets.