ExecuJet Sponsors The U-Dream Global’s Cape To Cairo Programme
20 April 2016
U-Dream Global’s Cape to Cairo Programme is an ambitious aviation outreach initiative for teenagers, founded by teenager Megan Werner.
Megan is a teen pilot, author and motivational speaker. Her passion to make a difference founded U-Dream Global to inspire her peers to follow their dreams. That is when she came up with the idea to build a plane and fly it across Africa and in so doing inspire teenagers to set huge goals and dreams and then equip them to achieve those dreams.
The first phase of the programme was to build the aircraft.
A group of high school students were invited to participate in a competition where the top 20 finalists were selected to build a Sling 4 aeroplane during the June/July 2018 school holidays. The Sling 4 building project commenced from 22nd June until 16th July 2018 by the top 20 finalists.
During this process, ExecuJet sponsored:
- Clothing items (branded jackets, beanies and scarves),
- Branded company vehicle for the duration of the building process,
- Food in conjunction with Wings,
- Braai on the last Friday of the project
The second phase of the programme is to fly the aircraft from Cape Town, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt.
Now Megan and her team of young pilots are ready to embark on the Cape to Cairo flight. The maiden flight for the Sling 4 took place on 8th June 2019 at Tedderfield Air Park in Eikenhof, South Africa.
The departure of the Sling 4 took place on Saturday, 15th June 2019 from Cape Town. Abel Dlamini, a pilot from ExecuJet is part of the crew and will fly in the Sling from Cape Town as far as Windhoek, Namibia.
A press conference was held on Friday 14th June 2019 at the ExecuJet Cape Town facility prior to the planned departure.
In the second phase of the project, ExecuJet will be sponsoring the following:
- Avionic and engine instruments
- Radio communication and transponder suite
- Trip support
- Access to ExecuJet facilities for press conferences
- Supply of company vehicles in Johannesburg and Cape Town
- Promotional and marketing items
- Branded ExecuJet Shirts
- Branded ExecuJet Caps
- Aircrew cards
ExecuJet will also continue to provide logistics support throughout the entire flight.
Please click here to view the event video.