Noko Sathiga is 17 years old and suffers from Nasapharyngeal Carcinoma. She loves drawing and art and loves cooking. Her dream was to fly in a aeroplane and her reason for this dream was: She wanted to leave her illnesss in the sky!
We met the whole team at the airfield and started chatting with the pilot. The pilot told us everything about flying and about the aircraft. Noko had to do the whole pre-flight check with the pilot (inside and out) and by the time she had to get into the plane, the excitement couldn’t be contained and the smiles only got bigger. In the air, she got a chance to control the plane and be a pilot for a while. They flew over the Bronkhortspruit Dam and back. Back on the ground, the whole family was just bubbling with excitement and in the words of Stephen (father) “what an experience!”