On the 21st July 2014 IFATCA lost a good friend the passing of Tinus Oliver, from South Africa, after a long illness. Tinus was known to many of us from his very active involvement in our South African member association, and his involvement with IFATCA’s TOC and PLC, including as Chairman TOC. Tinus was instrumental in hosting IFATCA meetings in South Africa and was a valued supporter of IFATCA.
Tinus had a varied and successful career, in the South African Air Force, and then civil ATC in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and also in safety, regulation oversight and management roles. He achieved a lot in lifetime, personally and professionally, and was highly respected by all who knew him.