Eyes in the skies: Balogi breaks boundaries

Dedicated: Balogi’s describes herself as a ‘nurse to aircraft’ 
PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI
Dedicated: Balogi’s describes herself as a ‘nurse to aircraft’ PIC: MBONGENI MGUNI

As just the seventh female student in the six years that her aircraft engineering school had been operating, Tumelo Balogi knew she had chosen a career that breaks boundaries. Today, the Kanye native is based in Maun maintaining a fleet of tourist aircraft. She speaks to Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI

MAUN – The airport here, while smaller than Sir Seretse Khama International, is by far the country’s busiest, with dozens of small planes landing and departing every day to and from the tourist camps.

Last year, Maun International Airport accounted for more than 23,000 aircraft landings and take-offs, representing 63% of the country’s total movements for the year. Sir Seretse Khama International, by comparison, had just under 8,000 movements.

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