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Meet a black lady who founded her own airline after being repeatedly turned down for an air hostess position

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Meet a black lady who founded her own airline after being repeatedly turned down for an air hostess position

Many people have been inspired by a 42-year-old South African woman who started her own profitable airline after being rejected by an airline she applied to as an air hostess because she didn’t satisfy their minimum height criteria.

This touched Sibongile Sambo, who has a strong desire to work in the aviation industry. After receiving a rejection, many people would have given up, but she chose to stay strong and create her own airline, which is today one of the most successful in the country.

In case you’re curious, she founded SRS Aviation, the first aviation firm in South Africa that is owned by a black woman. She is currently a highly prosperous businesswoman and employer of labor.

One of her numerous achievements was working with the South African-based fixed and rotor wing charter firm “MCC.” This happened after placing a bid on and securing a contract for freight transport offered by the South African government.

She had to sell a lot of her possessions, including her vehicle, and finally cashed in her mother’s pension (CAA) in order to get an air operating certificate from the South African Civil Aviation Authority, even though this was never an easy procedure.

With services including VIP charters, tourist charters, cargo charters, game count & capture, and helicopter services, her aviation firm, SRS Aviation, is now one of the most sought-after airlines in the nation. Many of her customers spend between $1,000 and $200,000 per flight.

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