About us

Meet the Team

Cornell Morton

Cornell Morton originally worked for ATNS where she gained valuable experience as an Air Traffic Services Assistant at various Airfields in South Africa, over a period of 18 years. During this time she also received training and in turn supplied internal Quality Management System (QMS) and Safety Management System (SMS) Audits as part of an inspection Team.
In addition to this she has also worked as an Administration Manager at a Flying School where her work portfolio included Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Facilitation, Internal Auditing, Restricted Radio Lecturing and Testing, Language Proficiency Testing and Administration Support. She is a keen team player who is very passionate about Aviation and prides herself in delivering a professional service.

Marlene Odendal

Marlene Slade holds a Bachelors of Commerce in Hospitality Management and a Bachelors of Business Administration with minors in Lodge Management and Tourism Development. Upon completing her studies she started her career working as a Scuba Diving Instructor Trainer where she also became an instructor in the following courses: First Aid Level 1 – 3, Recreational Vessel Skippers License, Oxygen Provider and Automated External Defibrillation Training. Marlene is very passionate about the ocean, the life in it and the safety on it. She is the Training Officer at NSRI Station 11 – Port Alfred and thoroughly enjoys assembling training schedules and facilitating crew learning and growth. Marlene is excited to be the Marine Project Developer and grow in the Aviation and Offshore industry where her focus will be on First Aid and VHF (DSC) training.

Susanne le Roux‘s career over the past 20 years included Legal Secretary to a Lawyer doing litigation and, at a later stage, Debt Collector for the same company. Thereafter, she joined another company as a Debt Collector. Debt collection gave her the opportunity to give good advice, and help many people overcome their shortcomings.  She ended up making many friends during her career as a Debt Collector. In her final years with the company, she stepped into the role of Manager, which included the responsibility of managing the Company’s Trust Account, and payouts to clients. She is goal driven and will work diligently to achieve a positive result for all parties involved.

fancy-kkMichaela Kemlo holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Hospitality Management. Upon completing her studies she started her career working as a Hostess at Shamwari Game Reserve.

Michaela’s passion for the ocean drew her to the coast where she is a sea-going crew member at NSRI Station 11 – Port Alfred. She is keen to use this passion within the company where her focus will be on VHF (DSC) as well as First Aid training. Michaela enjoys skill development and looks forward to integrating the skills learnt from the Critical Incident Stress Management Course in her areas of concern.

Dylan Kemlo has always had a passion for anything associated to radio communications on land and at sea which has resulted in his career expanding from that of a qualified Air Traffic Controller (ATC) at various airfields in South Africa, to that of a certified Radio Operator working on numerous offshore instillations along the West Africa continent as well as between Edinburgh and Stavanger, Norway in the North Sea.

He is passionate about both the aviation and offshore industry and has been providing relevant radio training for the past 25 years. His repertoire of lectures has expanded over the years to include not just restricted and general radio license for pilots, but also radio operators & Helicopter Landing Officer’s on offshore instillations, tug drivers and base operators at national airports for designated local & international carriers, as well as recreational sports including hang-gliders, paragliders, para-trikes and hot air balloons. Most recently he has also started to provide radio telephony training for drone pilots, more commonly known as remote pilot aerial systems (RPAS).

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Official Certification and Approval

Talking Radio is an authorised Independent Training Centre of First Medical Response and can offer the following programmes: First Aid Level 1, 2 and/or 3; Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); Automated External Defibrillation (AED), and Emergency Oxygen Administration. We have qualified personnel to attend to any company’s training needs.

First Medical Response is registered with the Emergency Care Safety Institute (International), SETA/SAQA and the South African Department of Labour as an accredited First Aid Training Provider in terms of the OSHACT (Act 85 of 1993 – GSR 3.

samsa2The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) was established on the 1st April 1998 under the SAMSA Act 5 of 1998. SAMSA’s obligation is to:
– Ensure safety of life and property at sea
– Prevent and combat pollution from ships in the marine environment
– Promote the Republic’s maritime interests.

Talking Radio is a SAMSA accredited training institution in terms of Part 4, section 85 of the Merchant Shipping (Safe Manning, Training and Certification) Regulations, 2013, as amended. This accreditation allows Talking Radio to present     Short Range Certificate courses to the general public or professional  mariners.

SAOGATalking Radio is proud to be an associate member of the South African Oil and Gas Alliance (SAOGA). This organisation actively works with government and parastatal entities to ensure that public policy and infrastructure supports a competitive environment for upstream and midstream suppliers. Part of the associated services which Talking Radio facilitates includes the supply of:
(a) VHF radio (Aeronautical) certification for all Helicopter Landing Officers and Radio Operators working on offshore installations.
(b) VHF radio (Short Range) certification for all applicable Marine personnel in accordance with Mariners notice no.4 of 2016.

The SAOGA organisation is the ideal platform for Talking Radio and its mission statement, backed by their interest and enthusiasm in ongoing skills development for Southern Africa, truly supports the TR ideology.

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VHF RT Training

TalkingRadio  has supplied VHF RT training to the following schools, institutions, carriers and operators:

AVOP:
SA EXPRESS
SA AIRLINK
43 AIR SCHOOL
BASE OPERATOR:
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS
SA EXPRESS
AIR MALAWI
SAFAIR
DENEL
WORKING ON FIRE
OFF ROAD RESCUE UNIT

VHF for AERONAUTICAL OFFSHORE:
PETRO-SA

PARAGLIDER:
SOUTH AFRICAN HANGLIDER AND PARAGLIDER ASSOCIATION

RESTRICTED & GENERAL:
SAFTA
CQ AVIATION
ROSSLYN MICROLIGHTERS
FTS – Grand Central
HENLEY AIR
AVIATOR TRAINING ACADEMY
EAST RAND GLIDING CLUB
AVIATOR’S PARADISE
AVIATION TOWARDS SUCCESS (ATS)
BASE4 HELICOPTERS
CAPE FLYING SERVICES
CAPE TOWN FLIGHT TRAINING CENTRE (CTFTC)
GOOD HOPE FLYING CLUB
POWERED FLIGHT
RECREATIONAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
43 AIR SCHOOL