The Namibian Aviation Training Academy facilities was officially inaugurated by the previous president Dr. Sam Nujoma on the 24th of February in the year 2000 at Keetmanshoop airport in southern Namibia. NATA`s initial training, comprising courses for private pilot licence, night rating, instrument rating and commercial pilot licence has already proved its success for many years.
NATA´S training locations
The headquarter of NATA is at Eros airport in Windhoek, but for practical and theoretical flying training, the NATA branch office in Keetmanshoop airport 500 kilometres south of Windhoek is used.
The NATA facilities over there are located close to the taxiway and the two runways of the aerodrome Keetmanshoop. The aerodrome is an auxiliary landing field for airlines in Namibia, too, because of this two landing strips. The airport Keetmanshoop, where ATC services are provided, is equipped with VOR/DME ADF, NDB, refuelling facilities and all necessary emergency and safety installations.
NATA can train their students in this environment to perfection. Take offs and landings are put into practice using the main tarred runway 04/22 (length 3610 meter) as well as the secondary gravel runway 36/18 (length 1469 meter). Training time is used optimal since the general flying training area is just 5 nm away from the airport and no time is wasted by flying holding patterns in overcrowded airspace.