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Rex Jackson:  Chief Pilot / Director of Operations

Rex Jackson

Chief Pilot Rex Jackson was born and trained in New Zealand but has since spent 25 years flying in Africa where his experience ranges from anti-poaching in Tanzania to Aid flying with MSF in the Democratic Republic of Congo. To date he has accumulated 10‚000 flight hours and has spent 10 years flying with Governors’ Aviation.

Charles Wachira: Pilot / Accountable Manager

Charles Wachira

Charles Wachira joined Governors’ Aviation as a Captain and Head of Safety in June 2017. As a seasoned pilot‚ he brings with him a wealth of experience having held various positions including Training Captain‚ Safety and General Manager. Charles has over 4‚000 hours of flight time within East Africa and mainly the Masai Mara region.


Anup Lottey: Pilot / Head Of Training

Pilot Anup

Anup Lottey was born and trained in Nairobi Kenya. Has a total of 5 years flying experience with Governors' Aviation‚ accumulating to 6‚500 hours. He has flown in Somalia for a year and in Kenya he has been flying visitors to various destinations including Maasai Mara‚ Malindi‚ Diani Beach‚ Mombasa and Lamu. 

He is licensed to fly Cessna: 208‚ PA-34‚ C-150‚ C-152and C-172. He is also a qualified flight instructor with 1300 hours of instruction.

Captain Gilder Kilonzo: Line Pilot

Captain Gilder Kilonzo is the newset member of our team having joined Governors' Aviation in May 2023. She is a highly skilled and accomplished pilot with more than 3100 hours of flight experience‚ including 1800 hours as a flight instructor. She has successfully conducted operations in South Sudan‚ showcasing her adaptability and proficiency in a diverse range of environments. Known for her exceptional flying skills‚ strong attention to detail and commitment to safety‚ Gilder is an invaluable asset to our team‚ bringing extensive knowledge and expertise not only in her piloting skills but also through her experience in quality management.