In 2011, I fell in love with aviation, but soon realized that my passion could be put to greater use. In 2014, driven by my desire to advocate for social equality, I founded The Plane Project.


Originally, our goal was to inspire women and previously disenfranchised individuals in South Africa to pursue aviation careers. But over time, we shifted our focus to supporting initiatives that improve the lives of communities in need. Using aviation as a tool, we provide basic care to remote areas that might otherwise be inaccessible.


Our ultimate aim is to fulfill the human right that all Africans have their basic needs met, regardless of economic or geographic status. As Wikipedia would define it, our purpose is the reason The Plane Project exists – to advocate for positive change in rural communities across Southern Africa.

Kelly Slingers