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Aeronautical Information Service Clerk
Aeronautical information service clerks are responsible for the timely flow of aeronautical information necessary for the safety and efficiency of national and international aviation. They provide: current data and information, entailing the distribution of current aeronautical data and information that may influence flight operations; documented information, which involves the collating, processing, editing and distribution of documented information relating to flight operations; and charting data and information, which can involve conducting surveys of activities that influence flight operations.

Most of the work is computer driven and involves shift-work, as services have to be available on a 24-hour basis.

Satisfying Aspects
- providing a valuable service
- gathering information

Demanding aspects
- shift-work
- frustrations with computer work

An aeronautical information service clerk should:
- be diligent and accurate;
- have computer skills;
- be respectful and courteous;
- be polite and friendly;
- be self-controlled and level-headed;
- instil confidence when conveying information;
- be willing to work shifts.

School Subjects
National Senior Certificate

Compulsory Subjects: Mathematics, English
Recommended Subjects: Geography, Information Technology

In-service training is undertaken, which is practical and under supervision, to gain experience, as well as different short courses.

- Airports
- SA Air Force
- Denel Aviation

SA Air Force
Private Bag X 199
Pretoria, 0001
Tel: (012) 312-2911

South African National Defence Force (SANDF)    
Media Liaison Officer:
Department of Defence Information Centre
Tel: (012) 355-6372/3   
Fax: (012) 355-6398
E-mail: or

The Chief of Defence Corporate Communication
Private Bag X 16
Pretoria, 0001